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Install Debian without graphical interface

The APU-Boards have a serial interface insteat a graphical interface. Create a debian installer boot stick. Use a keyboard.

Start on the viewing host:

screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200

Install on the other a debian. First, the debian installer menu starts, then select install (not graphical install).

              |   Debian GNU/Linux installer menu (BIOS mode)  |
              | Graphical install                              |
              | Install                                        |
              | Advanced options                             > |
              | Accessible dark contrast installer menu      > |
              | Help                                           |
              | Install with speech synthesis                  |

Then press TAB and you see:

/install.386/vmlinuz vga=788 initrd=/install.386/initrd.gz --- quiet

Edit the boot parameter to:

/install.386/vmlinuz vga=off console=ttyS0,115200n8 initrd=/install.386/initrd.gz --- quiet

Then press Enter. Then you can install Debian via serial interface. Now you can use the keyboard via screen.

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