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Debian netboot/net install from a USB Drive

I was all ready to pop in my Debian GNU/Linux DVD when I noticed it was missing a CD/DVD drive! I quickly searched for some options and chose to try the network install using a local area network TFTP server More here

The first thing to do is insert your USB drive into a laptop already running Debian. If you’re running a desktop like Gnome be sure to unmount the USB drive if it was automatically mounted. Now open up a terminal and su to root access. Your going to need a couple of packages: mbr and syslinux. If you do not already have them do a quick:

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