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June 02, 2020

Installable USB Sticker with Debian Buster

Learn how to create an Installable USB Sticker with Debian Buster in this post.

Installable USB Sticker with Debian Buster

On the website https://www.debian.org/distrib/ are many downloading options to get Debian Buster. For our purpose we will use Small CDs and USB sticker download option. Then we create bootable USB sticker for boot and install Debian Buster. During this installation will be essential packages downloaded directly from the internet. You must be connected to the Internet during all time of installation. Open terminal and make this commands:

Change to home directory:

cd /home/john

We will download Debian Buster ISO image for amd64 architecture. More options for downloading you find at https://www.debian.org/distrib/ At the time of writing of this post was current version 10.4:

wget https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-cd/debian-10.4.0-amd64-netinst.iso

We will take a USB sticker at least with 500MB capacity which we can completely delete and insert it into USB port of your computer. Then check how is the USB sticker is attached.

fdisk -l

We see in the terminal listing that our usb sticker is attached as /dev/sdb:

Disk /dev/sdb: 931,5 GiB, 1 000 204 886 016 bytes, 1 953 525 168 sectors
Model: Transcend       
Units: cylinders of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Partition Table: dos
Disk identifier: 0xe42acbc5

Device   Boot            Start        End     Blocks     Size ID System
/dev/sdb1                 2048 1953525167 1953523120   931,5G 83 Linux

Now we format and create bootable USB sticker:

sudo dd if=/home/john/debian-10.4.0-amd64-netinst.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=16k

Finally we delete downloaded ISO image because we no longer need it.

rm /home/john/debian-10.4.0-amd64-netinst.iso

Our installable USB sticker was successfully created. Happy installing!

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