What happened to preseed/late_command?
cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Wed Dec 12 19:45:58 GMT 2007
On Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 06:37:43PM +0100, Josef Wolf wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 09:58:30AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > Could you give a more concrete example? Perhaps it's the commands
> > you're running that are problematic?
> I've created a customized install CD based on gutsy alternate CD. To
> load my preseed file, I changed the append line in isolinux.cfg (I break
> the line to improve readability)
Since I routinely lint people's preseeding for them, I'll do so now ...
> append debian-installer/locale=de_DE \
Perhaps de_DE.UTF-8 would be better nowadays - I can never remember
whether localechooser derives that automatically.
> console-setup/variant=Germany \
> console-setup/layout=Germany \
The questions intended for preseeding are console-setup/layoutcode and
console-setup/variantcode, and those take XKB layout and variant names,
so this should really be console-setup/layoutcode=de and omit
console-setup/variantcode. (Yours may work, but isn't guaranteed.)
> console-setup/ask_detect=false \
As a bonus, this is implied by preseeding console-setup/layoutcode to
any non-empty string.
> Below is my generic.seed (I stripped comments from preseed values which
> are not related to preseed/early_command). The relevant setting is at
> the end of this post. In the comment, I've added some remarks. This
> preseed file is definitely loaded, since even the crypted password is
> set correctly.
> d-i debian-installer/locale string de_DE
> d-i console-setup/layoutcode string de-latin1-nodeadkeys
This probably isn't used, but de-latin1-nodeadkeys dates from the days
before console-setup. I'd recommend just removing this.
> d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda
In 7.10, you also need 'd-i partman-auto/method string regular'.
> d-i apt-setup/restricted boolean true
> d-i apt-setup/universe boolean true
These are just the defaults.
> tasksel tasksel/first multiselect ubuntu-standard
This should be standard rather than ubuntu-standard.
> d-i preseed/late_command \
> string cp -a /cdrom/preseed/instfiles /target; \
> chmod -R u=rwX,go= /target/instfiles; \
> cd /target/instfiles/gem/scripts/start; \
> for i in *; do \
> ln -s /instfiles/gem/scripts/start/$i /target/etc/rcS.d; \
> Again, to improve readability, I split the line. While installing,
> /cdrom/preseed/instfiles exists and contains the desired scripts. The
> idea is to execute those scripts at the first reboot while /etc/rcS.d
> scripts are executed. But the instfiles directory never ends up in the
> /target directory.
> After installation, I make "find /var/log -type f | xargs grep late_command"
> and the only results I get are the ones in questions.dat/template.dat.
OK, this looks correct to me. Could you search for "Name:
preseed/late_command" in /var/log/installer/cdebconf/questions.dat and
copy-and-paste that whole paragraph, so we can see how your preseed file
Colin Watson [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]
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