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Re: Installing Debian on a Minnowboard Turbot with installer on USB stick?




On May 27, 2018, at 3:57 AM, deloptes <deloptes@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Rick Thomas wrote:
> 
>> Can you suggest any way to get around the problem?
> 
> Sorry to jump in, but I had a similar experience with Pi few years ago.
> 
> I see this board supports network boot - for experimenting it is the one I
> usually prefer. I setup tftp/dhcp server long time ago for other projects
> and just add the image I want to boot there (for Pi arm).
> Advantage is I can do simple install in chroot or for arm with qemu
> (debootstrap) and setup the dhcp so that the client picks this up. 
> This saved a lot of time when playing with Pi.

Jumping in with useful suggestions is *always* welcome!

Do you have a pointer to a step-by-step tutorial on how to set up a tftp server and provision it with the necessary files for booting the debian installer?

I’ve got a couple of dhcp servers running dnsmasq.  I seem to recall that dnsmasq is capable of serving tftp, but I don’t remember where I read about it.

Enjoy!
Rick