How to install Debian Lenny from a USB stick?

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25-10-2010 17:05

Hi there,

the only hard thing here is preparing the USB stick, but actually the Debian guys took care of most of the process so, here you are:

You need a running Debian system, plugin a USB stick with around 200 megs of capacity.

This steps will delete all the data from the USB stick!

Assuming your USB stick was added as /dev/sdb, otherwise change the command accordingly.


zcat boot.img.gz > /dev/sdb
mkdir /mnt/sdb
mount /dev/sdb /mnt/sdb
cp debian-*-netinst.iso /mnt/sdb
umount /dev/sdb


The stick should be bootable and ready now.

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