Debian Installation :: Installing Live USB - What ISO Files To Download

Jan 8, 2015

I have a USB which I want to use for a 'live' debian OS. I have debian 7.7 on hard disk and will be using Unetbootin to transfer the .iso file onto the USB.

However, when I go the debian archive there are so many iso files for the particular debian pkg [URL] .... There's iso, iso.contents, iso.log, iso.packages and iso.zsync. Do I download all of these iso files?

I'll be doing a Code: Select allsha256sums <iso-filename> to make sure the downloads aren't corrupted. But when I use Unetbootin and get it to write the main .iso file onto USB, do I then repeat this process with all the other iso files for the OS?

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Debian Installation :: Download Of XFCE Live 8.3.0 I386 CD Fails

Feb 14, 2016

I have tried to download the latest XFCE Live CD 8.3.0 i386 both by HTTP & torrent & have tried the same at various mirrors but the download consistently fails.

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Jul 22, 2010

I have a 300GB RAID0 setup that already has Windows 7 on it. I shrunk the RAID0 disk within Windows disk management to make room for a Debian install. The thing is that I don't want to screw up the MBR and screw up windows. What is the command to install once I'm in the live cd and once I get a boot loader option what should I do as I already have windows 7?

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I downloaded and burnt the ISO imagw of Fedora 15 onto a CD. I wanted to try Fedora 15 before installing. So, I booted from the CD. However, in the list of Applications, I do not find Libreoffice Suite. Wil I need to download Libreoffice separately after installing Fedora 15?

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Apr 29, 2011

I am still having trouble installing Debian 6.0.1a (Squeeze) from either CD #1 (KDE version) or netinst version. I tried for a few months to install Squeeze with KDE desktop; now I am trying to build a server, which seems easier (no and KDE problems to worry about.)

Part of the problem common to all my failed attempts (about a dozen!) seems to be that the installer tries to get packages or updates/upgrades from repos but for some reason fails.

I have a commercial all-in-one dslmodem/router/firewall which has very, very limited monitoring capabalities, just enough to show that the PC in question contacted the expected repos (I tried several in different regions) and also shows that no DNS requests failed during that time frame. I did try decreasing the security of the commercial firewall, but that seems to make no difference. I did try to save the install logs, but they didn't fit on a floppy. Any idea what could be going wrong?

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Debian Installation :: Can't Transfer Files From CD - USB Live Install Error

Jan 18, 2015

I am trying to install Debian over Kali since in order to use steam, newest version of wine and a few other things causes a change reaction that would require about two-thirds of my main os re-written with non kali files which makes me a little uneasy.

I have downloaded the debian-live-7.8.0-i386-gnome-desktop.iso from torrent from the link from debian download listings at and I put it on a 8gb flash drive formated with gparted to a bootable fat32 partition and is listed as being /dev/sdc I installed the iso to the drive uss dd using the following code

Code: Select allsudo dd if=debian-live-7.8.0-i386-gnome-desktop.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M; sync

now it boots to the flash drive just fine with only the gnome3 drivers loaded by the live os isn't fully functional with my system. Ie. when I log into any of the live modes it gives me a message that it was switched to gnome3 [fallback] I am using the current version of gnome3 desktop manager installed from source on kali with out any trouble.

Also when I click the graphical installer or the installer modes from the grub i get a background image with some sort of artifiacts in the top inchish of the screen then everything but the mouse freezes. But when I go into one of the live modes and click the installer in their it opens just fine but when it starts transferring files it says that it couldn't transfer files from the cd after all the language and localization screens at the beginning.

I did find a misc page on the internet involving a cruchbang with the same problem [URL] I went to the folder in the usb drive in question and it looks like since that was originally post something has changed or it could have been a crunchbang format.

So basically I am asking did I do a step wrong should I try a different way of instillation, or do I have a corrupted image? also I am unable to use disk media due to the type of drives and disks I have access to.

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Debian :: Jigdo Download Of DVD-7 ALWAYS Fails With Just 5 Files Left To Download

Mar 9, 2011

I haved tried 3 times to download DVD-7 from, and every time it has failed with just 5 files left to download.

It says:
I cannot begin to describe. All those hours of downloading for nothing! What the heck is happening here? When I try to just continue on, I get error code 3 aborts and have to just start all over.

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Debian Installation :: Installing Gnome 3 From Source Files?

Apr 10, 2011

I just started to use debian at what i would call full speed as soon as i received my copy of the debian 6.0.0 DVDs. i installed it on two offline desktops, one for a friend. i have been able to install certain softwares that don't come along with the distribution such as firefox 4, openoffice 3.3, the latest jdk_update_24, and others, and i've been able to configure them to work well i think... but now, i learnt of the new gnome 3 that has been released recently. i've ofcourse downloaded all the source files at [URL] but now am facing a problem of how i can install these on to the debian computers (they don't have any internet connection).

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Aug 23, 2011

I am trying to download the cds (not live cd) usually 5 in nos for fc15...But I cant seem to find the link for the same. I dont have a DVD burner.

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May 23, 2011

I would like to download an already upgraded Ubuntu Live-CD or upgraded alternate CD iso-image. Like an Ubuntu Hardy with all the package and safety upgrades up till now so that I don't need to upgrade with a network connection.Particularly the last two LTSs:

Hardy Heron and a Lucid Lynx

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Sep 29, 2010

I searched but couldn't find this specific error. I'm using a Toshiba with Windows7 and a new 2 gb USB.

Fedora-13-i686-Live.iso selected
Verifying filesystem...
Verifying SHA256 checksum of LiveCD image...
Error: The SHA1 of your Live CD is invalid. You can run this program with the --noverify argument to bypass this verification check.

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Dec 9, 2010

I have a Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop running on Windows 7, I just download the iso file for Fedora 14 desktop edition, the live media download, and burned it to a new CD-RW, I can't seem to locate the file I need to boot it.

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Jul 5, 2010

If I run, let's say, Linux Mint from Live CD without installing it on HDD and perform

It installs Gnome Commander but where? To RAM or to HDD?

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Debian :: Can't See HD Files When Booted From Live USB

Jun 18, 2015

Windows has been crashing systematically on my old netbook, so I booted debian from a liveUSB. The reason I don't want to install it outright is that I didn't backup my files, so my plan was to do the backup with live debian. Yet, for some reason, Debian's "File viewer" doesn't "see" my HD files. That is, my disk is listed as a mounted device and I can see all its directories ("Downloads", "My Documents" and so on) but they all seem to be empty.

So I try from the terminal, where "dir" on /Downloads effectively returns the list of all the files I remember I had there. So on my first attempt I try to copy one single file to /home, that is,

Code: Select alluser@debian:/media/user/36AEF3F8AEF3AE8D/Users/xxxx/Downloads$ sudo cp filename.jpg /home
(/media/user/36AEF3F8AEF3AE8D is the mount point for the /dev/sda2 filesystem) and I get

Code: Select allcp: error reading 'filename.jpg': Input/output error
cp: failed to extend '/home/filename.jpg': Input/output error

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Jun 10, 2009

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The normal installation CD set and DVDs don't have this issue.

If you choose to install the Live CD and don't follow this scheme (you can, of course, have additional partitions besides /boot and /), the LiveCD won't install.

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Sep 12, 2009

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I know this is probably a terrible and confusing explanation, but I'm a huge newb to linux and especially fedora.If you want a better explanation please ask and I will try to deliver.

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Feb 17, 2011

Been a while since I've been on here, but I was using Fedora 12 for the longest time and only recently started having problems. I kept getting errors and pop-up dialogs telling me to run yum-complete-transaction, which I tried as root many times. It would then give an error that it couldn't locate the repository and such. So, I looked through all my yum config files and changed a few things until I FINALLY got the command to do something, only it did all kinds of strange things as I was running low on EXT3 disk space and using old Windows' partition to store a lot of things on.

Now, I backed up all the /home directories and files as well as /root, just in case this didn't go smoothly and I still ran out of disk space. If I had the money, I'd buy a storage stick and just back up everything, but that's not an option at the moment. Now I have a crippled version of XP (pretty much useless from a trojan, even though I had McAfee AND Windows Defender running), and half of Fedora 12 with 2 different boot images! When I first did this, I used a 10G partition to install Fedora, which was plenty then. What's left of Win still resides on about 65G of space, but I have a lot of files there I want to keep. Fisrst thing I want to know is, should I look anywhere else on the Fedora disk to find files I may need, just in general? There's still a LITTLE space on the drive to back up stuff if I need to.

Second, while I still had enough to work with, I managed to download and burn a F14 Live CD, which is running now. I saw the option on the desktop to install it, and can get my config files and such from the backups if need be. I do NOT have a DVD burner, so if I have to I can use regular 700MB CDs, but only if they are available.The next thing I need to know is if I can install F14 from the web, without having to download any more ISOs, (again, assuming they are available). I know all my DSL settings so that's not a problem, I just need to find out if I can install it that way before I go clicking that icon. Anyone with experience with this would be helpful. I'm ready (MORE than ready) to go through with it, I just don't want to get "stuck" once I start the process. My download rate is around 200k/sec, so it's going to take some time no matter which way I (can) go.

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Feb 24, 2009

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I have tried the suggestion along the lines of:

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