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install debian-squeeze from USB

Posted by lou 
install debian-squeeze from USB
September 13, 2010 06:29PM
Hello community!

I managed to modify the uboot-installscript to run from usb. So i just used an CA-42 (nokia) serial cable and an usb stick to do the installation. (no network connected).

Next step would be, to do same with debian-squeeze. I checked the "functions" file of "debootstrap_1.0.23.tar" which does the wget-based installation, but to be honest - i would like to avoid to "analyse" those 1500 lines of code ;)
References to a suitable "debian-tarball" on debian.org didnt yield any usable results (only some outdated docu)

So, anybody got a good starting point for me, to create a file/script-set to do this "offline"-installation ?

Thanks in advance!

BTW: jeffs uboot/debian-installscript switches of the "hbwd"-service (which disables usb-automount), so how should we then install debian on an usb-stick? Or vice-versa: when enabling "hbwd" and proceeding with the wget-based debian installation, the device has >20mins time to "phone-home" ?! Please enlighten me :)

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/13/2010 06:32PM by lou.

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