[SOLVED] Install Debian on to USB Stick

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[SOLVED] Install Debian on to USB Stick

Postby getcracking » 2019-11-28 04:34

Hello Forum

I try to install and run Debian from a USB thumb drive (not a live version).

I've got an iMac lat 2013 that can EFI Boot just fine. I use two USB thumb drives, one with the installation image on and an empty one (both 32GB and moderately fast).

When I boot from the USB thumb drive with the installation image on, everything works fine, until it comes to partitioning an formatting the second USB stick.

I get the error message that the disk is to small, or the free space is to small. However I try to format the thumb drive it doesnt work.

Would be great if someone could come up with a tip how to solve this!
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Re: Install Debian on to USB Stick

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-11-28 17:03

getcracking wrote:I get the error message that the disk is to small, or the free space is to small. However I try to format the thumb drive it doesnt work.

Switch to TTY4 to see the full error messages (and post them here). Are you sure the correct device is selected?

I always partition & format the drives before running the installer, perhaps try that.
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Re: Install Debian on to USB Stick

Postby getcracking » 2019-11-30 07:39

Thank you Heand_on_a_Stick für your answer!

This is what I found in the log file, hope it helps:

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Nov 30 07:58:06 main-menu[529]: (process:5461): udhcpc: started, v1.30.1
Nov 30 07:58:06 main-menu[529]: (process:5461): udhcpc: sending discover
Nov 30 07:58:06 main-menu[529]: (process:5461): udhcpc: sending select for 192.168.1.46
Nov 30 07:58:06 main-menu[529]: (process:5461): udhcpc: lease of 192.168.1.46 obtained, lease time 86400
Nov 30 07:58:06 main-menu[529]: DEBUG: resolver (libgcc1): package doesn't exist (ignored)
Nov 30 07:58:06 main-menu[529]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 30 07:58:06 main-menu[529]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 30 07:58:06 main-menu[529]: INFO: Menu item 'user-setup-udeb' selected
Nov 30 07:59:04 main-menu[529]: DEBUG: resolver (libgcc1): package doesn't exist (ignored)
Nov 30 07:59:04 main-menu[529]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 30 07:59:04 main-menu[529]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 30 07:59:04 main-menu[529]: INFO: Menu item 'clock-setup' selected
Nov 30 07:59:04 clock-setup: rdate called using NTP server 0.debian.pool.ntp.org. Nov 30 07:59:05 clock-setup: Sat Nov 30 07:59:05 UTC 2019
Nov 30 07:59:05 clock-setup: rdate: adjust local clock by 0.427138 seconds
Nov 30 07:59:05 main-menu[529]: DEBUG: resolver (libgcc1): package doesn't exist (ignored)
Nov 30 07:59:05 main-menu[529]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 30 07:59:05 main-menu[529]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 30 07:59:05 main-menu[529]: INFO: Menu item 'disk-detect' selected
Nov 30 07:59:05 net/hw-detect.hotplug: Detected hotpluggable network interface
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Nov 30 07:59:07
[ 76.080529\]
Nov 30 07:59:07 accordingly
Nov 30 07:59:07 80.930181]
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exist, skipping
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exist, skipping
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modules
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[ 80.930181\]
Nov 30 07:59:08 accordingly
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Nov 30 07:59:08
exist, skipping
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exist, skipping
Nov 30 07:59:08
modules
Nov 30 07:59:08 (ignored)
Nov 30 07:59:08 brltty-udeb
Nov 30 07:59:08 brltty-udeb
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Nov 30 07:59:08
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exist (ignored)
Nov 30 07:59:08 (ignored)
Nov 30 07:59:08
package doesn't
Nov 30 07:59:08 (ignored)
Nov 30 07:59:08
doesn't exist (ignored)
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exist (ignored)
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Nov 30 07:59:09 package doesn't Nov 30 07:59:09 (ignored)
net/hw-detect.hotplug: Detected hotpluggable network interface l
check-missing-firmware: looking at dmesg again, restarting from
check-missing-firmware: timestamp found, truncating dmesg
check-missing-firmware: saving timestamp for a later use: [
check-missing-firmware: /dev/.udev/firmware-missing does not
check-missing-firmware: /run/udev/firmware-missing does not
check-missing-firmware: no missing firmware in loaded kernel
check-missing-firmware: looking at dmesg again, restarting from
check-missing-firmware: timestamp found, truncating dmesg
check-missing-firmware: saving timestamp for a later use: check-missing-firmware: /dev/.udev/firmware-missing does not
check-missing-firmware: /run/udev/firmware-missing does not check-missing-firmware: no missing firmware in loaded kernel main-menu[529]: DEBUG: resolver (libgcc1): package doesn't exist main-menu[529]: INFO: Falling back to the package description fo
main-menu[529]: INFO: Falling back to the package description fo
anna[5965]: DEBUG: resolver (di-utils): package doesn't exist
main-menu[529]: INFO: Menu item 'partman-base' selected anna-install: Installing partman-auto-lvm
anna[5965]: DEBUG: resolver (cdebconf-udeb): package doesn't
anna[5965]: DEBUG: resolver (kernel-image-4.19.0-6-amd64-di): exist (ignored)
anna[5965]: DEBUG: resolver (fat-modules): package doesn't exist
anna[5965]: DEBUG: resolver (libdebian-installer4-udeb): package anna[5965]: DEBUG: resolver (archdetect): package doesn't exist anna[5965]: DEBUG: resolver (hw-detect): package doesn't exist
anna[5965]: DEBUG: retrieving libaio1-udeb 0.3.112-3 anna[5965]: DEBUG: retrieving lvm2-udeb 2.03.02-3 anna[5965]: DEBUG: retrieving partman-auto-lvm 76 anna[5965]: DEBUG: retrieving partman-lvm 130
anna-install: Installing partman-auto-crypto
anna[6059]: DEBUG: resolver (cdebconf-udeb): package doesn't
anna[6059]: DEBUG: resolver (di-utils): package doesn't exist
anna[6059]: DEBUG: resolver (kernel-image-4.19.0-6-amd64-di): exist (ignored)
anna[6059]: DEBUG: resolver (fat-modules): package doesn't exist
Nov 30 07:59:09
doesn't exist (ignored)
Nov 30 07:59:09 anna[6059]: DEBUG: resolver (archdetect): package doesn't exist (ignored)
anna[6059]: DEBUG: resolver (libdebian-installer4-udeb): package
Nov 30 07:59:09 anna[6059]: DEBUG: resolver (hw-detect): package doesn't exist (ignored)
Nov 30 07:59:09 anna[6059]: DEBUG: retrieving partman-auto-crypto 30
Nov 30 07:59:10 anna[6059]: DEBUG: retrieving partman-crypto 103
Nov 30 07:59:10 kernel: [ 162.386360] raid6: sse2x1 gen() 12489 MB/s
Nov 30 07:59:11 kernel: [ 162.454360] raid6: sse2x1 xor() 8792 MB/s
Nov 30 07:59:11 kernel: [ 162.522378] raid6: sse2x2 gen() 14869 MB/s
Nov 30 07:59:11 kernel: [ 162.590380] raid6: sse2x2 xor() 9617 MB/s
Nov 30 07:59:11 kernel: [ 162.658361] raid6: sse2x4 gen() 17816 MB/s
Nov 30 07:59:11 kernel: [ 162.726360] raid6: sse2x4 xor() 10741 MB/s
Nov 30 07:59:11 kernel: [ 162.794380] raid6: avx2x1 gen() 24080 MB/s
Nov 30 07:59:11 kernel: [ 162.862360] raid6: avx2x1 xor() 16403 MB/s
Nov 30 07:59:11 kernel: [ 162.930378] raid6: avx2x2 gen() 28493 MB/s
Nov 30 07:59:11 kernel: [ 162.998360] raid6: avx2x2 xor() 17618 MB/s
Nov 30 07:59:11 kernel: [ 163.066360] raid6: avx2x4 gen() 32039 MB/s
Nov 30 07:59:11 kernel: [ 163.134379] raid6: avx2x4 xor() 19926 MB/s
Nov 30 07:59:11 kernel: [ 163.134379] raid6: using algorithm avx2x4 gen() 32039 MB/s
Nov 30 07:59:11 kernel: [ 163.134380] raid6: .... xor() 19926 MB/s, rmw enabled Nov 30 07:59:11 kernel: [ 163.134380] raid6: using avx2x2 recovery algorithm
Nov 30 07:59:11 kernel: [ 163.141097] xor: automatically using best checksumming function avx
Nov 30 07:59:11 kernel: [ 163.186135] Btrfs loaded, crc32c=crc32c-generic
Nov 30 07:59:11 kernel: [ 163.211202] JFS: nTxBlock = 8192, nTxLock = 65536
Nov 30 07:59:11 kernel: [ 163.269849] SGI XFS with ACLs, security attributes, realtime, no debug enabled
Nov 30 07:59:12 md-devices: mdadm: No arrays found in config file or automatically
Nov 30 07:59:12 kernel: [ 163.633120] device-mapper: uevent: version 1.0.3
Nov 30 07:59:12 kernel: [ 163.633206] device-mapper: ioctl: 4.39.0-ioctl (2018- 04-03) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
Nov 30 07:59:12 partman: No matching physical volumes found
Nov 30 07:59:12 partman: Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...
Nov 30 07:59:36 kernel: [ 187.718771] sd 6:0:0:0: timing out command, waited 180s
Nov 30 08:01:05 main-menu[529]: INFO: Menu item 'partman-base' succeeded but requested to be left unconfigured.
Nov 30 08:01:05 main-menu[529]: DEBUG: resolver (libgcc1): package doesn't exist (ignored)
Nov 30 08:01:05 main-menu[529]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 30 08:01:33 main-menu[529]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 30 08:01:33 main-menu[529]: INFO: Menu item 'di-utils-shell' selected
Nov 30 08:01:54 main-menu[529]: INFO: Menu item 'di-utils-shell' succeeded but requested to be left unconfigured.
Nov 30 08:01:54 main-menu[529]: DEBUG: resolver (libgcc1): package doesn't exist (ignored)
Nov 30 08:01:54 main-menu[529]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 30 08:02:12 main-menu[529]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 30 08:02:12 main-menu[529]: INFO: Menu item 'save-logs' selected
Nov 30 08:02:33 main-menu[529]: DEBUG: resolver (libgcc1): package doesn't exist (ignored)
Nov 30 08:02:33 main-menu[529]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 30 08:02:36 kernel: [ 367.727301] sd 6:0:0:0: timing out command, waited 180s
Nov 30 08:02:38 main-menu[529]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 30 08:02:38 main-menu[529]: INFO: Menu item 'disk-detect' selected
Nov 30 08:02:38 net/hw-detect.hotplug: Detected hotpluggable network interface
 enp4s0f0
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accordingly
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367.727301]
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exist, skipping
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exist, skipping
Nov 30 08:02:40
modules
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[ 367.727301\]
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accordingly
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exist, skipping
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exist, skipping
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modules
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leaked on pvs invocation. Parent PID 11960: /bin/sh
Nov 30 08:02:41 main-menu[529]: (process:11956): File descriptor 4 (/dev/tty0) leaked on pvs invocation. Parent PID 11960: /bin/sh
Nov 30 08:02:41 main-menu[529]: (process:11956): File descriptor 5 (/dev/tty0) leaked on pvs invocation. Parent PID 11960: /bin/sh
Nov 30 08:02:41 main-menu[529]: (process:11956): File descriptor 6 (/dev/tty0) leaked on pvs invocation. Parent PID 11960: /bin/sh
Nov 30 08:02:41 main-menu[529]: (process:11956): File descriptor 3 (pipe:[1427]) leaked on pvs invocation. Parent PID 12093: /bin/sh
Nov 30 08:02:41 main-menu[529]: (process:11956): File descriptor 4 (/dev/tty0) leaked on pvs invocation. Parent PID 12093: /bin/sh
Nov 30 08:02:41 main-menu[529]: (process:11956): File descriptor 5 (/dev/tty0) leaked on pvs invocation. Parent PID 12093: /bin/sh
Nov 30 08:02:41 main-menu[529]: (process:11956): File descriptor 6 (/dev/tty0) leaked on pvs invocation. Parent PID 12093: /bin/sh
Nov 30 08:02:41 main-menu[529]: (process:11956): File descriptor 3 (pipe:[1427]) leaked on pvs invocation. Parent PID 12135: /bin/sh
Nov 30 08:02:41 main-menu[529]: (process:11956): File descriptor 4 (/dev/tty0) leaked on pvs invocation. Parent PID 12135: /bin/sh
Nov 30 08:02:41 main-menu[529]: (process:11956): File descriptor 5 (/dev/tty0) leaked on pvs invocation. Parent PID 12135: /bin/sh
Nov 30 08:02:41 main-menu[529]: (process:11956): File descriptor 6 (/dev/tty0) leaked on pvs invocation. Parent PID 12135: /bin/sh
Nov 30 08:02:41 main-menu[529]: DEBUG: resolver (libgcc1): package doesn't exist (ignored)
Nov 30 08:02:41 main-menu[529]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 30 08:02:41 main-menu[529]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 30 08:02:41 main-menu[529]: INFO: Menu item 'partman-base' selected
Nov 30 08:03:22 main-menu[529]: INFO: Menu item 'partman-base' succeeded but requested to be left unconfigured.
Nov 30 08:03:22 main-menu[529]: DEBUG: resolver (libgcc1): package doesn't exist (ignored)
Nov 30 08:03:22 main-menu[529]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 30 08:03:27 main-menu[529]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 30 08:03:27 main-menu[529]: INFO: Menu item 'save-logs' selected
net/hw-detect.hotplug: Detected hotpluggable network interface lo check-missing-firmware: looking at dmesg again, restarting from check-missing-firmware: timestamp found, truncating dmesg
check-missing-firmware: saving timestamp for a later use: [
check-missing-firmware: /dev/.udev/firmware-missing does not
check-missing-firmware: /run/udev/firmware-missing does not
check-missing-firmware: no missing firmware in loaded kernel
check-missing-firmware: looking at dmesg again, restarting from \
check-missing-firmware: timestamp found, truncating dmesg
check-missing-firmware: saving timestamp for a later use: check-missing-firmware: /dev/.udev/firmware-missing does not
check-missing-firmware: /run/udev/firmware-missing does not check-missing-firmware: no missing firmware in loaded kernel main-menu[529]: (process:11956): File descriptor 3 (pipe:[1427])
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180s
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failed: Result:
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Error [current]
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<<vendor>>ASCQ=0x81
Nov 30 08:05:36 kernel: [ 547.735399] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] 0 512-byte logical blocks: (0 B/0 B)
Nov 30
Nov 30
180s
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Write Enabled
kernel: [ 547.735402] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] 0-byte physical blocks kernel: [ 727.747308] sd 6:0:0:0: timing out command, waited
kernel: [ 727.747380] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Test WP failed, assume kernel: [ 907.762896] sd 6:0:0:0: timing out command, waited kernel: [ 907.762968] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Asking for cache data kernel: [ 907.762973] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Assuming drive cache: kernel: [ 907.764942] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Unit Not Ready
kernel: [ 907.764948] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Sense Key : Hardware kernel: [ 907.764955] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] ASC=0x30
08:05:36
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08:11:36
08:11:36
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180s
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failed
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write through
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Nov 30 08:11:36 Error [current]
Nov 30 08:11:36 <<vendor>>ASCQ=0x81
08:11:36
kernel: [ 547.735305] sd 6:0:0:0: timing out command, waited
kernel: [ 547.735379] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Read Capacity(10) hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
kernel: [ 547.735384] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Sense Key : Hardware
kernel: [ 547.735391] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] ASC=0x30
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Re: Install Debian on to USB Stick

Postby getcracking » 2019-12-01 07:42

I got it solved now. Had an old Windows laptop laying around and installed it from there with no issues.
It had to do with incompatible USB 3 port from iMac.
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