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Debian-Installer

Debian-Installer
Original author(s) Debian Project
Developer(s) Debian Install System Team
Initial release June 6, 2005 (2005-06-06)
Stable release 8.0 (Jessie) / April 25, 2015 (2015-04-25)[1]
Development status active
Written in C
Operating system Microcosm of Debian, made of udebs. (Loading from Microsoft Windows is supported via win32-loader.)
Available in 87 Languages
Type System Installer
License GPL
Website /debian-installer/devel.org.debianwww

Debian-Installer is an installation program designed for the Debian Linux distribution. It originally appeared in Debian release 3.1 (Sarge),[2] released on June 6, 2005,[3] although the first release of a Linux distribution it was used with was Skolelinux Venus (1.0).[4] It is also one of two official installers available for Ubuntu; the other being called Ubiquity (itself based on parts of debian-installer) which was introduced in Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake).

It makes use of cdebconf (a reimplementation of debconf in C) to perform configuration at install time.

Originally, it only supported text-mode and Xorg instead of DirectFB.

Contents

  • debootstrap 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

debootstrap

debootstrap is a software which allows to install a Debian base system into a subdirectory of another, already installed operating system.[5] It needs access to a Debian repository and doesn't require an installation CD.[5] It can also be installed and run from another operating system or to create a "cross-debootstrapping", a rootfs for a machine of a different architecture,[5] for instance, OpenRISC.[6] There is also a largely equivalent version written in C – cdebootstrap, which is used in debian-installer.[5]

Debootstrap can be used to install Debian in a system without using an installation disk but can also be used to run a different Debian flavor in a chroot environment.[7] This way it is possible to create a full (minimal) Debian installation which can be used for testing purposes, or for building packages in a "clean" environment (as e.g. pbuilder does).[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Debian "jessie" Release Information".  
  2. ^ "Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 released".  
  3. ^ "Debian "sarge" Release Information".  
  4. ^ "First distribution ships with Debian-Installer".  
  5. ^ a b c d "Debootstrap". Debian wiki. 
  6. ^ Svensson, Christian. "[Openrisc] Introducing: Debian for OpenRISC". Openrisc mailing list. OpenCores.org, equivalent to ORSoC AB. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "debootstrap". Debian man pages. 

External links

  • Official website
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