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Using debootstrap




My goal is a very minimalist install to a flash drive. It will NOT have GRUB - GRUB on this machine is on a dedicated partition for convenience in some of my experiments.

From reading several references I believe my command should be:

debootstrap --arch=i386 --include=apt-get --variant=minbase --no-check-gpg --print-debs --keep-debootstrap-dir stable /media/richard/rco /media/cdrom0/????

I have two questions:
  1. What should replace "????" as I'll be using DVD1 of Debian 9.1.0
     as my "repository"?
  2. As I expect the console display may exceed the scroll back limits,
     I wish to pipe the console display for later reference without
     impeding answering any prompts I get. I've seen a description for
     doing that, but I can't remember it. Pointers?