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Re: Install backport during netinstall installation process

On 2019-05-17, Rory Campbell-Lange <rory@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 16/05/19, Curt (curty@xxxxxxx) wrote:
>> On 2019-05-16, Rory Campbell-Lange <rory@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >
>> > Consequently I'd be grateful to know if:
>> >
>> > * it is possible to somehow install the backport kernel and dependencies
>> >   during the netinstall process 
>> >   (apt-get install doesn't seem available on the virtual terminals)
>> I guess preseeding is one way of doing it (gleaned from a rapid internet
>> search):
>> https://blog.raymond.burkholder.net/index.php?/archives/899-Debian-Preseed-Backport-Kernel.html
> That is very helpful, Curt. Thanks a lot.

All the experts are on vacation, apparently, but I think a
less-involved, feasible method would be to use the netinstall iso
normally but after grub installation (and *before reboot*), from a
virtual terminal, 'chroot' into /target and install the backported
kernel deb manually with 'dpkg -i' (you could mount a thumb drive
containing the downloaded kernel or wget the kernel from the appropriate

I'm sure someone here can offer you the exact details of how to do that.

Good luck.

> Apart from the link you've kindly pointed me to, there is also an
> ancient but still pertinent-seeming post here about using preseed files
> with netboot:
> https://www.credativ.com/credativ-blog/2010/07/howto-debian-preseed-with-netboot
> Also the manual at https://www.debian.org/releases/stretch/amd64/apbs02.html.en
> suggests one can provide a preseed.cfg file via tftp, e.g.
>   preseed/url=tftp://host/path/to/preseed.cfg
>   preseed/url/checksum=5da499872becccfeda2c4872f9171c3d
> I'll give that a go.
> Thanks a lot!
> Rory

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