Re: Using debootstrap
On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 10:21:21AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
> On 04/25/2018 10:12 AM, Henning Follmann wrote:
> > 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)
> Two problems with with your answer <grin>
> 1. the man page was one of my half-dozen references.
> 2. you answered neither of my questions.
What did you not understand in the man page?
can I continue copying stuff from the man page to you:
debootstrap bootstraps a basic Debian system of SUITE into TARGET from
MIRROR by running SCRIPT. MIRROR can be an http:// or https:// URL,
file:/// URL, or an ssh:/// URL.
if you don't provide a Mirror it will consult your sources list.
Happy to read the man page to you buddy.
Henning Follmann | hfollmann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx