Alternative methods for inserting preseed files

ago agostino.russo at
Tue Nov 13 00:45:55 GMT 2007

Casper (as of Ubuntu 7.10) supports the boot argument
find_preseed=/path/to/mypreseed.cfg. That will scan all devices for a
preseed file in the specified path and load it via initrd preseeding
if found. If there is a folder called "override_files" it will be made
available as /root/tmp/override_files. If there is an early_command in
the preseed file it will be executed, which in turn can use any file
within override_files.

On Nov 12, 2007 7:08 PM, Colin Watson <cjwatson at> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 06:34:01PM +0000, Worth, Kevin wrote:
> > Colin/list, Does the installer support preseeding using a floppy disk?
> d-i (the alternate install CD) should do, but casper (the component that
> handles preseeding in the desktop CD) doesn't. We had to reimplement
> preseeding for casper and this feature was left out. Patches welcome ...
> Cheers,
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