Ok but in regards to installing Debian via manual install, I managed to get through the manual guide to the end, however when I exit out of petitboot via tying 'reboot', and boot into petitboot again I dont see any boot debian option on the petitboot main menu screen.
Im positive I did everything right as I received no errors and no dramas other than the mounting partitions bit which I feel I got past successfully once I discovered you type editor and the directory to input the data.
So basically did I mess something up and the boot debian option is meant ot be present on the petitboot menu when you start up petitboot again? Or am I meant to do something else to get to use debian?.
On the manual guide the last instruction I finished was editing the kboot.conf file adding the line:
I have the feeling I just undid the whole installation by exiting petitboot prematurely.
Awaiting your reply OoZic.
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Originally Posted by zecoxao
the script removes all stuff automatically. like it says there, since you've already partitioned, you should select y then 2 when asking if you've already partitioned your hard drive and how many partitions were created. you should execute the script from petitboot. it'll delete all previous stuff from red ribbon, fetch all your packages and create you a user with your designated name. you'll need to select your keyboard preferences, language preferences and locales (which by default are UTF8).
And i think that's it. Have a try
Let me get this straight.
Although it would be annoying as all ****, I can attempt the auto install process over and over again at it will eventually work?
I attempted it few times already and it crapped out each time.
Manual really does take a while, and the instructions arent the best.
And how do I start Debian after finishing the manual install instructions.
You really sold me on using pure Debian. Red Ribbon feels like a extremely neutered linux.