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Re: System installation from a USB stick

From: David Thompson
Subject: Re: System installation from a USB stick
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:06:41 -0400
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Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello!
> I’ve uploaded a USB installation image for x86_64 for testing:
>   SHA1: d36e70d25b81b734fa9558a5446fabb96489ec3b
>   (100 MiB)
> It works like this:
>   1. Run ‘xz -d gnu-usb-install-20140629.x86_64.xz’.
>   2. Copy it as is to a USB stick that of 1GiB or more:
>        dd if=gnu-usb-install-20140629.x86_64 of=/dev/sdX
>      where sdX is the device corresponding to the USB stick.
> Then you can boot on the USB stick.  There’s a bit of documentation on
> tty2, but it lacks what follows.  ;-)

It boots! :)

> To install the system, you would:
>   1. Configure the network, by running ‘dhclient eth0’ for instance.
>      Normally udev automatically loads device drivers (e.g., my laptop
>      uses e1000e for Ethernet), but since it’s a small config kernel, it
>      may miss drivers for your system, in which case you’re screwed.

My desktop computer is in the "screwed" category.  I need the r8169
kernel module for ethernet to work.

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