I am trying to install Devuan Linux (a Debian derivative), but I get stuck at the beginning.
- Downloaded the DVD ISO: devuan_ascii_2.0.0_amd64_dvd-1.iso
- Decompressed the ISO file on a USB key with Rufus 3.1; everything seems to be fine, I get the complete directory hierarchy.
- The laptop (Dell Precision 7720) has an empty main SSD drive.
- I boot the laptop from the USB key.
Note: when decompressing the ISO file on the USB key with the Rufus tool, in the "Create a bootable disk using" dialog, I tried both ISO and DD modes, with the same result.
After a few questions, I get to this menu:
Devuan installer main menu Choose the next step in the install process: Choose language Access software for a blind person using a braille display Configure the speech synthesizer voice Configure the keyboard Detect an mount CD-ROM Load installer components from CD Change debconf priority Check the CD-ROM(s) integrity Save debug logs Execute a shell Abort the installation
When I get to the point "Detect an mount CD-ROM", I tried both specifying I have no CD-ROM, and trying to cheat hoping it would have taken the USB key as a CD-ROM. None worked.
When selecting "Load installer components from CD", I get the error "No common CD-ROM drive was detected".
What am I doing wrong? At the beginning the installation from USB is fine, but then it seems the only option is to continue from a CD-ROM (for which I have no drive).