Can't get kickstar to change mirror host

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Thu May 24 17:43:52 BST 2007

On Thu, May 24, 2007 at 08:35:39AM -0700, Scott Chapman wrote:
> Colin Watson wrote:
> >On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 10:25:09AM -0700, Scott Chapman wrote:
> >>#This should make it use my local mirror but it doesn't work!
> >>preseed mirror/country string enter information manually
> >>preseed mirror/http/hostname string
> >>preseed mirror/http/directory string /dapper
> >>preseed mirror/suite string dapper
> >>preseed mirror/http/proxy string
> >
> >Have you tried just using the native Kickstart command for this?
> >
> >  url
> Same results. :(

Could you add DEBCONF_DEBUG=5 to the kernel command line and get me the
resulting /var/log/syslog? You'll probably want to send it privately
and/or use a dummy password, as it'll log *everything* done via the
debconf protocol.

> I've also noticed that it sets up the network using DHCP twice during the 
> install.  I can't see why it would do that.  It's not a big deal compared 
> to getting the packages from the right place but it may be significant.

If you're fetching the Kickstart file over the network, the installer
has to bring up the network earlier than usual, which is the source of
the first time. I don't remember whether this resulted in two DHCP runs
when I originally wrote this, though ...

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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