Test /install/debian/usb in Debian Stretch
And create a ticket for the next one :)
#2 Updated by spriver about 3 years ago
This worked out for me today (except the verification with DAVE since it's a nightly). Booting from USB went fine with my 'normal' USB stick I'm using for tests, but booting with a SanDisk Cruzer 32GB seems to work partially, it leads to a screen displaying '' and a busybox shell and the error '(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system'. (after showing the three dots while booting for a while, boot option live-media=removable leads to the same result). Error also occurs when installation is done via the Tails Installer in Tails itself.
#3 Updated by sajolida about 3 years ago
It's really cool that you did some early testing of that so we can discard bugs early. Stretch is still bound to evolve so we'll have to test again the whole thing after the freeze in Debian. We can do this again in November maybe?
Regarding the error on the SanDisk Cruzer 32GB, it looks like a problem with the USB (either a weird model or a broken stick). I promised myself to never by SanDisk ever again!
#4 Updated by Entriel almost 3 years ago
I believe this may already be fixed, I use SanDisk Extreme 32GB and deleting "live-media=removable" from kernel arguments is enough for it to work(It is configured, on hardware level, as a hard disk instead of a removable device because of some windows 8 compatibility agreement thing).
Sadly I have other hardware problems too, but you can see here (https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/11831), that the problem probably is not occurring anymore, at least not for SanDisk Extreme 32GB.
#6 Updated by spriver over 2 years ago
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Installation in Debian Stretch on a USB stick works fine. The only thing that needs to be changed a bit is the section “Install Tails Installer”, Synaptic now uses
software-properties-gtk for managing apt sources (the other parts of Synaptic remained the same).
See the attached screenshots for the workflow. Basically it is:
- Make sure that you are connected to the Internet.
- Start Synaptic package manager.
- Choose Settings ▸ Repositories.
- In the "Software & Updates" dialog, click on the tab "Other Software".
- Click on the button "Add…".
- Copy & paste the following to the field "APT line": deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ jessie-backports main
- Confirm by clicking on "Add Source".
- Click on the button "Close".
- In the confirmation dialog, click Reload and wait for the download of the package information to finish.
The remaining steps are the same as before, this is also the case for everything that is done with the Tails Installer.
I'm not (yet) familiar with the organization of the backports repository, so far it's needed to use
jessie-backports (I don't know when
tails-installer will be in
stretch-backports, neither when the repo will be available itself).