network-console not considering preseed values debian-installer

Dimitri John Ledkov xnox at
Tue Jun 21 12:39:51 UTC 2016


The d-i installer for s390x is built as a netboot one.

The order of preseeds goes as following:

- paramfile aka kernel cmdline
- ./preseed.cfg from the initrd (does not exist by default)
- file= if specified
= networking & network console is setup =
- url= if specified

Potentially we could modify installer to fetch, url= between
networking setup and network-console setup, at the moment it is done

What I typically do is this:
- create preseed.cfg with all the full keys "d-i component/key type value"
- append it to the d-i initrd as preseed.cfg
- boot that

That way, there is no need to host pressed file externally and getting
that fetched etc. It does mean modifying initrd per-install, which may
or may not be convenient for you.
But e.g. you could modify initrd with preseed.cfg containing all the
common / individual-machine independent keys.



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