[Bug 1572941] Re: s390-dasd module does not perform with preseed file

Brian Murray brian at ubuntu.com
Thu May 19 18:44:08 UTC 2016

Hello bugproxy, or anyone else affected,

Accepted s390-dasd into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and
be available at
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/s390-dasd/0.0.36ubuntu1.1 in a few
hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package.  See
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to
enable and use -proposed.  Your feedback will aid us getting this update
out to other Ubuntu users.

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** Changed in: s390-dasd (Ubuntu Xenial)
       Status: Confirmed => Fix Committed

** Tags added: verification-needed

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  s390-dasd module does not perform with preseed file

Status in Release Notes for Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in Ubuntu on IBM z Systems:
  In Progress
Status in installation-guide package in Ubuntu:
Status in s390-dasd package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in installation-guide source package in Xenial:
Status in s390-dasd source package in Xenial:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:

   * Enable preseeding activation of dasd drives, and formating them
  with dasdfmt. Otherwise, unattended installation cannot be preseeded.

  [Test Case]

   * perform unattanded installation onto dasd drives:
   - single, unformatted
   - single, formatted
   - single, formatted, force reformat
   - multiple dasd drives

  [Regression Potential]

   * Interractive code path is unchanged, when no keys are preseeded.
  Code follows closely s390-zfcp preseed logic.

  [Other Info]
   * New preseed keys:

  d-i s390-dasd/dasd string 0.0.0200,0.0.0201
  d-i s390-dasd/auto_format boolean false
  (true, if dasd key used above)
  d-i s390-dasd/force_format boolean false

  == Comment: #1 - Ekaterina Teplova <KATE at de.ibm.com> - 2016-04-20 05:41:13 ==
  Installer version 20101020ubuntu431
  Started installation with preseed file. Installation stops at formatting step (s390-dasd preseed statement).

  Attaching syslog and hardware-summary.

  Could you please document in Release Notes the following restriction
  for Ubuntu16.04:

  "It is currently not possible to perform a fully unattended
  installation on DASD devices."

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