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Re: installation from USB w/ multiple ISOs?




On Sun 22 Oct 2017 at 19:15:27 -0500, Greg Marks wrote:

> In order to install Debian from a bootable USB drive, the procedure is:
> format a thumb drive to FAT32, determine the thumb drive location as
> /dev/sdX, and run commands of the form
> 
>    sudo dd if=debian-9.2.1-amd64-DVD-1.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=4M
>    sudo sync
> 
> after downloading the appropriate ISO file from
> 
>    https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-dvd/
> 
> One can usually install Debian using only the first of the
> ISO files (in this example, debian-9.2.1-amd64-DVD-2.iso and
> debian-9.2.1-amd64-DVD-3.iso are typically unnecessary).  But it would
> be nice to have these files available for installation, especially on
> a machine with a slow Internet connection.  Assuming the bootable USB
> drive has enough capacity, as most do nowadays (13 GB should suffice),
> can the second and third ISO files be saved to the same USB drive?
> Does one need to partition the drive and save the extra ISOs to the
> partition, and is this done after first running the dd command above?
> During installation, will the installer ask one to insert the (supposed)
> DVDs with the second and third ISOs at some point; if so, how does one
> direct the installer to the ISO images on the USB drive?

https://wiki.debian.org/Installation+Archive+USBStick

-- 
Brian.