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Re: Testing netinstall, but use stable release?




On 08/05/19, Brian (ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> 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?
...
> > > 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.

Thanks for your advice, Brian.

Are you referring to "It is not possible to install sid from a netinst
or full CD. Please use the netboot installation method". I certainly
missed that. My apologies.

Setting up a tftp server in a remote data centre rack is something I'd
like to avoid, but I certainly can if the ability to downgrade the
installation is unique to the netboot method.

Thanks again,
Rory