Re: how to setup a small local Debian mirror to install a VM without an internet access

On Wed, Oct 02, 2019 at 06:23:09PM +0200, Fred Boiteux wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to install automatically (using preseed) a Debian Buster 10.1
> system on a VM hosted on a system without internet access, using a netboot.
> ... installer is detecting the VM's disk, and after partitionning it,
> it tries to download some Debian packages to install a minimal system on
> this new disk. For this purpose, i've setup a local Debian mirror copying
> the files on DVD-1 debian installer, but the debian-installer refuse to use
> it, because it's not GPG-signed, and so fails to install any package? :
... errors ...
> Yet, I have in my preseed.txt the following statement :
> # By default the installer requires that repositories be authenticated
> # using a known gpg key. This setting can be used to disable that
> # authentication. Warning: Insecure, not recommended.
> #d-i debian-installer/allow_unauthenticated boolean true
> d-i debian-installer/allow_unauthenticated boolean true
> How can I tell Debian-installer, through the preseed file or another mean,
> to use my `unsigned` repository ?
Visit archive of this mailinglist.
In september (this year) there was posting
} I have documented that, visit my blog
I don't remember authors name. Neither had time to check it
what it documents better then what is in "debian dot org".
And in september I made some effort to answer simular question.
I think I hinted on checking the webserver log for 404 errors.
No hardfeelings. Feel free to report progress.
And yes, "progress" is explaining the new place where you are stuck.
Geert Stappers
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Written by Geert Stappers 03/10/2019 10:00:02
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