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Re: Testing netinstall, but use stable release?




On Wed 08 May 2019 at 22:12:41 +0100, Rory Campbell-Lange wrote:

> 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.

Not unless you intend to report your failure to read and understand the
sentence prior to the section from the link quoted above.

  > Please use the netboot installation method.

-- 
Brian.