[Progress Report1] Re: Using debootstrap
- Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2018 06:38:44 -0500
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [Progress Report1] Re: Using debootstrap
On 04/25/2018 09:19 AM, 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
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?
Taking those questions in reverse order ;}
SCRIPT(1) was the command I had been trying to recall. I does things in
a comfortable way.
I was reading man page for SCREEN(1) when SCRIPT(1) was suggested. Part
of the recommendation for SCREEN(1) was it being mentioned in the
release notes for *upgrades*. In fact the release notes describe using
it for _remote_ upgrades, not local new installs via debootstrap.
debootstrap --verbose --arch=i386 --include=apt-get --variant=minbase
--no-check-gpg --print-debs --keep-debootstrap-dir stable /media/richard/rco
generates no error messages.
HOWEVER, very few files are actually written to the flash drive
at /media/richard/rco and a subsequent run of
yields a file not found message.
I have some ideas about my problems and will have time this weekend.