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Re: Using debootstrap




On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 09:19:13AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
> 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?
> 

How about 
man debootstrap
?

I'll copy the synopsys for you(r lazy ...) here
      debootstrap [OPTION...]  SUITE TARGET [MIRROR [SCRIPT]]

after stable you provide the target (your usb stick)


-H

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