Re: stuck at Debian's text installer numerical Software Selection menu
- Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 03:01:50 -0700
- From: Alan Tu <8libra@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: stuck at Debian's text installer numerical Software Selection menu
Thanks John for confirming how things are supposed to work, that helps
because it narrows things down and I don't need to wonder what is the
correct way. In MIPS it turns out choices 10 11 is the default.
We're not going to solve it here, but its still weird. Entering 10 11
on x86 is the first thing I tried, and gnome and the rest were still
installed. The text installer is weird, sometimes I enter number,
Enter and am asked the same question again.
Thanks Dan for the encouragement. Much appreciated too.
On 4/29/18, john doe <johndoe65534@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 4/30/2018 3:00 AM, Alan Tu wrote:
>> Hi, I'm playing with Debian 9.4 stretch on other architectures via the
>> QEMU emulator (eventually for security research.) I can't figure out
>> how to handle the numerical software selection menu in the _text_
>> I managed to install Debian x86 inside QEMU, using the newt installer.
>> However, I'm having trouble getting the newt installer to run on
>> emulated MIPS (I only see a Go Back button at language selection,
>> that's a separate problem.)
>> I can get the text installer to launch via passing
>> DEBIAN_FRONTEND=text as a kernel parameter, and right now my objective
>> is to get Debian installed inside emulated MIPS via the text
>> The challenge is the Software Selection menu, with items 1-11 with
>> items like desktop environments, print server and SSH server.
>> I played with this for several hours yesterday on the x86 installer,
>> and I could not figure this out. I tried entering numbers separated by
>> a space at the prompt, entering ? at this prompt. I tried passing
>> tasks?="ssh-server, standard"
>> tasksel:tasksel/first?="ssh-server, standard"
>> with or without a space after the comma. I looked at preseed files to
>> get the right variables.
>> I read all about boot parameters. No matter what I did, desktop and
>> print-server were installed on x86.
>> I used the newt installer to get x86 Debian installed. But I'm having
>> trouble with newt installer on MIPS right now.
>> At the Software Selection menu in the text installer, with typical
>> numerical options 1-11, how do I make the selection of ssh-server and
>> Thanks in advance. I beat my head on this problem for several hours
>> yesterday, and I'd appreciate a helpful hint.
> You simply input eatch desired numbers seperated by spaces:
> 10 11
> will only install package number 10 and 11
> John Doe