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Re: Getting amd64 stretch netinstall to work.




On Thursday 04 April 2019 14:56:09 David Wright wrote:

> On Thu 04 Apr 2019 at 13:12:58 (-0400), Felix Miata wrote:
> > Gene Heskett composed on 2019-04-04 10:39 (UTC-0400):
> > > So how _exactly_ do I make the installer take what it finds,
> > > format it, and just get on with it?
> >
> > First select manual partitioning (all these are the same screen):
> > https://www.howtoforge.com/images/debian_stretch_minimal_server/debi
> >an-9-server-img-16.png
> > https://debian-handbook.info/browse/stable/images/inst-partman.png
> > https://photonsphere.org/img/PartitionDisks.png
> >
> > Then select the disk (should resemble one of these):
> > https://www.tecmint.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Select-free-space
> >-to-partition.png
> > https://www.tecmint.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Overview-of-disks
> >.png https://photonsphere.org/img/PartitionDisksManual3.png
> >
> > Choose the partition to configure (I think these are actually the
> > same screen as previous group, except with disk's partitions
> > expanded):
> > https://www.pontikis.net/blog/media/2013/04/debian-7-wheezy-rc1-lamp
> >-server-setup-step-by-step/post/VBX_DEBIAN7_31_partitioning.png
> > https://blog.sleeplessbeastie.eu/assets/uploads/2013/10/debian_insta
> >ll-partition_disks-partitions_end.png
> >
> > Here's the screen where the main business gets done, selecting mount
> > point, format type, mount options, volume label:
> > https://www.tecmint.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Swap-Partition-De
> >tails.png
> > https://photonsphere.org/img/PartitionDisksBootPartitionSettings.png
> > https://www.pontikis.net/blog/media/2013/04/debian-7-wheezy-rc1-lamp
> >-server-setup-step-by-step/post/VBX_DEBIAN7_25_partitioning.png
> >
> > Select mount point detail screen:
> > https://www.pontikis.net/blog/media/2013/04/debian-7-wheezy-rc1-lamp
> >-server-setup-step-by-step/post/VBX_DEBIAN7_26_partitioning.png
> >
> > If I knew how to get my own screencaps from a text install on real
> > hardware (not a virtual machine) I would make my own web page to do
> > what the Debian Handbook seems can't be bothered to do. It would
> > probably be somewhat like
> > https://www.pontikis.net/blog/debian-7-wheezy-rc1-lamp-server-setup-
> >step-by-step except the images would be big enough to see without
> > having to open each in turn.
>
> (I haven't looked at these links yet.)
>
> The way I've always done it is to use script (or cut and paste) while
> installing over ssh. To get the first few screens, you have to go back
> to the beginning (Select a Language) and repeat them.
>
> The trickiest screens are the ones that set up the network itself.
>
That debian finally got right, piece of cake.

> Cheers,
> David.


Cheers, Gene Heskett
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