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#1 2015-09-29 14:33:49

SpaghettiCode
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Debian Jessie version

I was wondering if I wanted to perform the netinstall of Debian Jessie then run the bunsen install scripts from GitHub, does the Debian version matter such as 8.0,8.1 or 8.2?

Also, I wish to install the OS onto my USB. Can i simply install debian to my USB as if it were a hard drive so that it will be a persistent setup instead of a live system?

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#2 2015-09-29 14:53:43

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Re: Debian Jessie version

As it's name implies, the netinstall will install Debian packages from the web, so it always installs the newest available packages.

For your other question, you mean run the installer from one USB and then install jessie to a second USB, for example? I think so, but someone more techie than me should answer that question.

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#3 2015-09-29 14:54:21

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Re: Debian Jessie version

Hi Spaghetti Code!

The Debian point release doesn't matter; you will be upgraded to the latest release anyway when you do a full upgrade next time (which IIRC is part of the netinstall script routine).

You can install Debian using the regular installer to a USB device instead of a regular hard disk or SSD, no problem. Make sure that your computer can boot from a USB stick. Performance is another point to consider, make sure to pick a USB device with sufficient speed. After installing the system, you can also tune the system to use larger I/O buffers (=more RAM) to reduce the impact of a slow USB port (when compared to SATA hard disks or SSDs). See for example swappiness and this writeup.

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#4 2015-09-29 15:15:09

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Re: Debian Jessie version

Thanks for the info guys! I should have realised the netinstall would provide the latest packages. Yea I plan on booting a USB with the hydrogen ISO to install onto another USB so that i can have a persistent OS on the go. I also plan on trying the netinstall method.

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#5 2015-09-29 20:29:27

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Re: Debian Jessie version

SpaghettiCode wrote:

I plan on booting a USB with the hydrogen ISO to install onto another USB so that i can have a persistent OS on the go.

You can also try this method for persistence if you're already running jessie...
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic. … 11#p438311

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#6 2015-09-30 19:42:35

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Re: Debian Jessie version

Did exactly as in that post on BL RC1 64 bit iso on a 8GB usb stick. I get boot error. On the top of the screen the word MBR comes on, after that Boot error.

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#7 2015-09-30 19:45:58

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Re: Debian Jessie version

ostrołęk wrote:

Did exactly as in that post on BL RC1 64 bit iso on a 8GB usb stick. I get boot error.

Please don't hijack this thread -- if you have a problem, open your own thread and describe more fully exactly what you have done (including all commands used and resulting terminal output) and exactly what the error was.


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#8 2015-09-30 19:52:40

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Re: Debian Jessie version

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
ostrołęk wrote:

Did exactly as in that post on BL RC1 64 bit iso on a 8GB usb stick. I get boot error.

Please don't hijack this thread -- if you have a problem, open your own thread and describe more fully exactly what you have done (including all commands used and resulting terminal output) and exactly what the error was.

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