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




On Fri 10 May 2019 at 12:06:05 (-0400), Felix Miata wrote:
> Brian composed on 2019-05-10 16:32 (UTC+0100):
> 
> > On Fri 10 May 2019 at 08:49:25 -0500, David Wright wrote:
> 
> >> What worries me about this thread is that the OP (who doesn't seem to
> >> know how the various parts of the d-i are meant to work together) has
> >> just last week posted a recipe claiming to install Debian using only
> >> vmlinuz and initrd¹, ......
> 
> > That's a claim which can be sustantiated. 
> 
> Sounds like

"Sounds like" doesn't cut it. Sorry.

> what I virtually always do, install from network, beginning with fetching
> <http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stretch/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/debian-installer/amd64/initrd.gz>
> and
> <http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stretch/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/debian-installer/amd64/linux>
> and placing them where Grub can find and load them.

So I'm looking for the page that has those instructions. Do you know
where it is?

It would list the requirements, what to put where, and where in the
d-i process you arrive after booting.
(d-i ≡ debian-installer, for the OP.)

> Nothing gets downloaded that
> isn't needed. No need for any iso file.

OK. The OP appears to disagree.

https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2019/05/msg00518.html

This is why "sounds like" doesn't cut it. I (and other people coming
to the Debian web pages and wikis) don't want to be led up the garden
path by instructions in random postings expressed in unclear language
(that's not a criticism; I'm sure I have not a word of the OP's
native language.)

Cheers,
David.