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Re: Is it possible to install Debian in such a case.

Hi, All,

I'm very happy to see many people try to help, and want to describe
why i have such kind of questions

As all knows,  redhat 8 was announced available serveral days ago, and
i got the DVD iso, and i want to have a try
(for myself i use debian on my pc, but enterprise customs use RHEL/CentOS/SLES )

And i managed  to install it from harddisk

But i'm lazy
1. i don't want extract files from iso
2. i don't want to cp *.iso /dev/sdb  (dd )to destroy my data on USB
stick to make it as install media
3. I have grub
4. i have a spare partition on my PC (say /dev/sda9) to install it

Can we do that?
We have a solution for debian, as mentioned, use hd-media (vmlinuz,
initrd.gz with iso-scan)   in step 2 , so it's not a really a problem

But this should have share the  common ground in installation, isn't?

That's why i post my question here.


On Fri, May 10, 2019 at 2:48 AM An Liu <sourceonly@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi, List
> Image the following case
> What I Have.
> a USB stick with
> 1.  a portable GRUB (either UEFI or legacy)
> 2.  a install ISO, such as debian-9.9.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso (mayb would e
> a LiveCD make life easier?)
> What we want.Have Debian installed (could assume that we could do
> whatever we could, such as re-partitation the whole harddisk)
> The Answer to this question is most probably yes, but how.
> The work around is to boot with  vmliunz and initrd.gz from
> http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stretch/main/installer-amd64/current/images/hd-media/
> the cost is very small as these two file size total is less than 20M
> I wonder if there is a way to finish install only in GRUB, without
> initrd involved
> --
> Liu An

Liu An