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Re: Install backport during netinstall installation process




On 17/05/19, Curt (curty@xxxxxxx) wrote:
> 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:
> >> >
> >> > * 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
> repository).
> 
> I'm sure someone here can offer you the exact details of how to do that.

Thanks again for the advice.

I'm pretty sure dpkg isn't available in /target but I didn't try a
chroot so maybe I'll give that another go!

Many thanks
Rory