How to install debian squeeze from usb key ?

Plug the usb key in order to find the device location:

df -k
/dev/sdb                244476    217968     26508  90% /media/xxx

It shows that /dev/sdb is my usb key. Then unmount it

sudo umount /dev/sdb

Download these two files:

cd /tmp/

Copy the first on the stick (it has to be umounted):

zcat boot.img.gz > /dev/sdb

Then mount the stick and copy debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso on it:

sudo mount /dev/sdb /mnt/
sudo cp /tmp/debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso /mnt/
sudo umount /mnt/

The usb key is now ready. Plug it on the computer to install, select in the bios usb for first boot device and start the debian squeeze installation.


salstreetssalstreets, 2011/04/11 07:00

Hi thanks for these instructions.

I followed them and have got to this message in the installer:

"[!!] Load installer components from and installer ISO

There was a problem reading data from the CD-ROM. Please make sure it is in the drive. If retrying does not work, you should check the integrity of your CD-ROM."

Is this because we d/l this file?


I have tried looking for an ISO image for a hd-media but have been unsuccessful.

Thanks in advance for you help.


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