hands off install
cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Mon Mar 21 11:20:13 CST 2005
On Mon, Mar 21, 2005 at 10:55:37AM -0600, Carl Karsten wrote:
> forgot to hit "reply all", but good because I need to correct my post.
> so Colin - please see the added text.
Including my private reply for the benefit of the list.
> Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 21, 2005 at 08:52:25AM -0600, Carl Karsten wrote:
> >> New data: picking a nic is a critical question, so it stops at this
> >> step.
> >> So currently, a box with 2 nics can not be done "hands off."
> > My Kickstart test machine has two network cards, so I don't believe
> > that's true. Preseeding netcfg/choose_interface to eth1 (or whatever)
> > should do the job; in the netboot case, you'll have to do this on the
> > kernel command line (netcfg/choose_interface=eth1).
> I am focusing on netboot, so preseed doesn't apply.
I don't understand this statement. Why not?
> I think it would make testing easier if the netboot supported a floppy
> preseed, otherwise I have to burn a CD.
netboot supports preseed/url, i.e. network preseeding; this is
You don't have to burn a CD.
(netcfg/choose_interface is read before the network preseed file,
though, for obvious reasons, so it still needs to go on the kernel
> This should be noted on
I disagree, since it's not a top-level argument in the same sense as
everything else there; the language/country preseed arguments aren't
documented there either. That section would get unreadably long if every
possible debconf question were documented there.
It should be documented a little more clearly in
though (and the language/country configuration there should be updated
to be just "preseed/locale=en_US"). Fixed in my local tree, so no need
to file a bug.
> My kernel parameter append line is now too long (the limit appears to be
> 255 chars.
That, and you can only use a maximum of 32 command line options and 32
environment options. (This was lifted from 8 in earlier kernel versions.
I've just changed the manual to mention the newer raised limit.)
> append debconf/priority=critical
> languagechooser/language-name=English countrychooser/shortlist=US
> kbd-chooser/method=us initrd=ubuntu-installer/i386/initrd.gz
> ramdisk_size=12890 root=/dev/rd/0 rw --
> preseed/url=http://192.168.1.22/preseed.cfg netcfg/choose_interface=eth1
Try replacing "languagechooser/language-name=English
countrychooser/shortlist=US" with "preseed/locale=en_US".
Colin Watson [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]
More information about the ubuntu-devel