Re: Installing Stretch/Testing with absolute minimal bandwith useage
- Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:34:01 -0700
- From: David Christensen <dpchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Installing Stretch/Testing with absolute minimal bandwith useage
On 06/13/2017 07:20 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
I am running Stretch that was fully updated/upgraded less than a
week ago. I have the flash drive used to do the original install of
Stretch. I have not _intentionally_ purged any files from cache.
I wish to install Stretch on two additional machines. I am near my
internet data cap and wish to make *ABSOLUTE MINIMAL* usage of
The purpose of this is to test the _installation process_ itself.
That eliminates anything resembling cloning. A secondary benefit will
be learning more about how Debian does things.
On 06/13/2017 10:28 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
I generally favor sneakernet whenever possible. I neglected to
mention that I do not currently have a LAN. The time may have come.
Implement a Gigabit LAN.
If you don't already have a router/ firewall, implement one. I prefer
Install one of the several available package caching solutions on your
working machine. I prefer approx . Find all the package files,
import them into the package cache (approx-import ), and configure
/etc/apt/sources.list accordingly. Run 'apt-get update' and 'apt-get
upgrade' to make sure everything works.
When installing to the new machines, at the step "Choosing a network
mirror", choose "enter information manually" and give the IP address
and/or port of your package cache machine.