Installing debian without CDs or boot floppies

Published: Wednesday, Dec 26, 2007 Last modified: Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021

A pleasant way of installing debian is by putting a friend’s hard drive in your machine and using debootstrap described in:

An operation like :

/usr/sbin/debootstrap --arch i386 woody /mnt/debinst

It just cool… :) No need for downloading .isos etc. Perfect if the friend’s machine does not have a floppy/cd drive too.