View Full Version : [xubuntu] Debootstrap from DVD?

August 8th, 2012, 04:27 PM
Hi guys,

I am currently trying to do my first debootstrap and it seems i'm failing miserably.

My aim is to bootstrap a ubuntu/xubuntu system into the current one and then run virtualbox headless from it (disks will be stored outside of the bootstrapped OS).

At this point im wondering if I will be capable of setting up a distro from scratch seeing as how debootstrapping the generic ubuntu version will give me a barebones distro and I will have to configure most of it via terminal.

I was wondering if it is possible to tell the debootstrap command to use the xubuntu/ubuntu DVD's I have, as sources for the new bootstrap system.

Would that be possible and if so, how would one go about doing this?

I have tried the following command but get errors:

sudo debootstrap --arch i386 precise /mnt/ubuntu file:/cdrom/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-i386

It returns -
I: Retrieving Release
E: Failed getting release file file:/cdrom/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/dists/precise/Release

Seeing as how im a complete newb in this, im sure Im not doing it correctly. Would anyone be able to help out?

Many thanks.