Integrating new console colors in D-I (was Re: Call for testing: Aubergine-love for Server folks!)

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Sat Mar 26 15:21:43 UTC 2011

On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 05:54:59PM -0400, Stéphane Graber wrote:
> What about making that change preseedable ?
> This way ubuntu-alternate and ubuntu-server can ship with the new
> palette set in the .seed files included on the CD and everyone else will
> get the old VGA colors.

It would have to go on the kernel command line, not in the CD preseed
file.  The latter is read too late for this.

It would probably be better to add new values for the existing
FRONTEND_BACKGROUND environment variable (which can also go on the
kernel command line) rather than inventing a new preseeded template
which would basically just be a synonym for it.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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