Moving towards NetworkManager

Tom H tomh0665 at
Fri Jul 29 07:11:19 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 9:10 AM, Josef Wolf <jw at> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 08:21:03AM -0400, Tom H wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 7:48 AM, Josef Wolf <jw at> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 06:52:05AM -0400, Tom H wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 6:04 AM, Josef Wolf <jw at> wrote:
>>>> Type: select
>>>> Choices-C: nm_config, ifupdown, loopback
>>>> Choices: Network Manager, ifupdown (/etc/network/interfaces), No
>>>> network configuration
>>>> Description: for internal use; can be preseeded
>>>> Specifies what kind of network connection management tool should be
>>>> configured post-installation if multiple are available. Automatic
>>>> selection is used in this order when not specified: network-manager if
>>>> available (on Linux only), ethernet configuration through ifupdown on wired
>>>> installation and loopback configuration through ifupdown on wireless
>>>> installations.
>>> I see.
>>> But how is this supposed to work when NM is not packaged on the install CD?
>> The CD uses e-n-i but the installed system's set up for NM.
> Currently, I use this:
> jw at tm:/$ egrep "^d-i +netcfg" patches/*.seed
> patches/generic.seed:d-i netcfg/choose_interface select eth0
> patches/generic.seed:d-i netcfg/dhcp_failed note
> patches/generic.seed:d-i netcfg/dhcp_options select Configure network manually
> patches/generic.seed:d-i netcfg/get_hostname seen false
> patches/generic.seed:d-i netcfg/get_domain seen false
> patches/generic.seed:d-i netcfg/get_domain string nonexisting.domain
> patches/generic.seed:d-i netcfg/wireless_wep string
> jw at tm:/$
> so, I'd simply throw all this away and use only:
> d-i netcfg/target_network_config nm_config
> Is this right?

No. The setting that I emailed earlier was to set up NM configs. You
still have to supoply the configs with the above.

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