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#1 2017-09-16 11:45:44

oui
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Registered: 2017-09-02
Posts: 27

Devuan offers one methode of installation

based on the Debian installer. ok!

but it is not possible to copy files onto the own hard disk and start the installation with grub directly from harddisk...

the new installer of Debian is the reason why I don't use Debian any more as can't install it.

as Devuan modify heavily the installation methode of Debian, why not do the same with the installer of Ubuntu? it is possible to copy vmlinuz and initrd.img in a subdir on the HD and start there with grub!

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#2 2017-09-16 14:47:15

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 444

Re: Devuan offers one methode of installation

What new installer of Debian are you talking about? I just booted a new 9.1 debian netinstall iso, and it looks like the same debian-installer that I'm used to. I did notice that the graphical installer needs more than 256mb to boot, but other than that, it looks the same.

Are you looking for this? (Note: if you look around in nearby directories, you can find the mini.iso "business card iso")
https://packages.devuan.org/merged/dist … /hd-media/

If you use one of the Devuan live isos, you can install with refractainstaller, which copies the live system to hard drive.

It's also possible to do a debootstrap install of devuan. You can use a Refracta live-iso for that if you don't already have devuan installed.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/refrac … isohybrid/

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#3 2017-09-16 15:03:24

golinux
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Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 653

Re: Devuan offers one methode of installation

@fsmithred . . . FYI from https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?pid=5061#p5061

et, zut, je me suis rendu compte qu'il aurait fallu passer par l'installeur de Debian. alors, c'est fini, car je n'utilise ni CD ni clef USB sur mon système

Translated:

and, damn, I realized that it would have been necessary to go through the installer of Debian. then, it is finished, because I do not use CD or USB key on my system

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#4 2017-09-16 16:54:58

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 444

Re: Devuan offers one methode of installation

So then hd-media would be the way to go. Follow the debian instructions here, but use the devuan files I linked in my previous post.
French:
https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/ … 02.html.fr

Relevant part in English:

A.2.4. Booting from hard disk

It's possible to boot the installer using no removable media, but just an existing hard disk, which can have a different OS on it. Download hd-media/initrd.gz, hd-media/vmlinuz, and a Debian CD image to the top-level directory of the hard disk. Make sure that the CD image has a filename ending in .iso. Now it's just a matter of booting linux with the initrd. Section 5.1.5, “Booting from Linux using LILO or GRUB” explains one way to do it.

https://packages.devuan.org/merged/dist … /hd-media/
https://packages.devuan.org/merged/dist … /hd-media/

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