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Re: debian-9.5.0-amd64-xfce-CD-1.iso missing files for install without mirror




On Mon 05 Nov 2018 at 21:11:46 (+0100), Pascal Hambourg wrote:
> Le 05/11/2018 à 16:51, David Wright a écrit :
> > On Sun 04 Nov 2018 at 16:53:19 (+0100), Pascal Hambourg wrote:
> > > Le 04/11/2018 à 16:44, David Wright a écrit :
> > > > 
> > > > I was under the impression that "netinst" stood for "network installer",
> > > > so the image only contains what's essential to bootstrap a standard
> > > > system (or greater) from the network (Internet or local mirror).
> > > 
> > > Netinst images contain everything required to install a functional
> > > basic system even without a network.
> > 
> > Sure, except for the fact that I don't know how your "functional basic
> > system" is defined. But I am assuming that it's something less than
> > your system (above) with "all packages with Priority: standard and
> > their dependencies", which is designed to provide "a reasonably small
> > but not too limited char-mode system" (Debian Policy Manual).
> 
> Not much less than this. Some "standard" packages may be missing.

It certainly appeared so from my  dpkg -l  listings from various
installation stages.

> > What it is, exactly, that you get by installing from netinst without
> > any Internet connection whatsoever would, I think, require an
> > experiment.
> 
> Been there, done that. As I wrote above.

I couldn't determine whether you'd actually installed a system in
the manner Brian just suggested (which is what I would do), or
merely examined packages in the pool or Packages file (which is all
that I was able to do).

> PS : aren't you confusing "netinst" with "netboot", which requires a
> network connection to a mirror ?

I've never used netboot as it's too complicated to bother with in
my situation. In addition, I always need non-free firmware to run
all the wired and wireless NICs.

Cheers,
David.