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Re: stuck at Debian's text installer numerical Software Selection menu

Hi Alan,

On 4/30/2018 2:54 PM, Alan Tu wrote:
John, I do enjoy giving back by documenting and reporting bugs.


Is there some way, at least theoretically, that you know of to get the
text installer to record the output and the responses it think its
receiving? There's going to be an issue if the media is read-only and
it can't write files, that's why I say "at least theoretically".

I know that if an installation is successful, one can do

debconf-get-selections --installer

to get all the variables but I was hoping for something a little more
low level. Thanks.

The only way I can think of would be to install debian through ssh and recorde your terminal session. The below link don't use text mode but should give you an idea on how to install remotely! :)


To enter expert mode in text mode you would pass 'priority=low' as kernel boot parameter ('install DEBIAN_FRONTEND=text priority=low'):


This part is untested; to recorde your terminal session you could use the script utility:


As an aside:

The section 5.4.6 (reporting Installation Problems) might give some hints on where the issue lies!:


John Doe