If you are trying to use SSH inside a debian-installer session, you might run into some problems…

  • With the installer from lenny, ssh will complain about a missing libz.so.1.

    I couldn’t find this file anywhere on the media, it is missing.

    You need a libz.so.1 from somewhere, so copy it to a USB stick or something.

  • Using the installer from sid, tring to ssh anywhere might result in the message “You don't exist, go away!

    If you get this message, make sure to install libnss. (I only had to do this using the newt “install”, not with installgui.)