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Re: Testing netinstall, but use stable release?




On 08/05/19, Rory Campbell-Lange (rory@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> On 08/05/19, Andy Smith (andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> > On Wed, May 08, 2019 at 06:32:43PM +0100, Rory Campbell-Lange wrote:
> > > Is there a clever way of downgrading the installation to stable while
> > > keeping the testing kernel and associated ixgbe module?
> > 
> > If you run the daily netinst in expert mode doesn't it let you
> > pick the release you want to install?
> > 
> > https://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/FAQ#Q:_How_can_I_install_sid_.28unstable.29_with_DebianInstaller.3F
> > 
> >     Start the installation in expert mode. After selecting a mirror
> >     you will be asked which distribution to install: stable, testing
> >     or unstable. We recommend using a daily build of the installer
> >     to install testing or unstable. 
> 
> Thanks for the great info. I thought I recalled something like that.
> 
> I downloaded debian-testing-amd64-netinst.iso on 29 April but having
> just tested this I'm not getting a choice of distribution. I'm in expert
> mode (console) -- perhaps I'll try again on the graphical version.

I've just tried to install via graphical mode too and my 20190429
"Buster" netinstall disk has also has skipped the distribution choice
step using this method.

Is this something I should report? Thoughts gratefully received.

Rory