Hi Geert, Thanks for the help ... On Monday 05 Sep 2005 19:05, Geert Stappers wrote: > On Mon, Sep 05, 2005 at 05:32:13PM +0100, Paul Millar wrote: > > [...] Is there *any* way of preseeding [root p/w]? > > Yes. [...] > That will bring you to an preseed example > ( http://www.nl.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/apcs01.html.en ) > a text only version is: > http://www.debian.org/releases/sarge/example-preseed.txt Ta! IIRC, this didn't work pre-sarge release (due to shadow's debian/config resetting the values), but thankfully that's been fixed now. > > Is [locking root p/w & configuring sudo] currently possible? > > in that example Err... where? Sorry, I don't see how to preseed that the root account should be locked, nor how to preseed a list of accounts within the /etc/sudoers list. Could you elaborate further? If its not easy to preseed that lot, not to worry: I can copy across a suitable /etc/sudoers file across and do a "passwd -l root" within the late_command script. [...] > > Also, I've a script that's run as base-config/late_command. This works, > > but causes the installer to halt at the second-final stage stage of the > > install. Simply pressing enter causes the installer the rerun the script > > and pause at the same point. > > Reduce your 'late_command' to 'echo bin here > /root/my_marker' > and see that debian-installer doesn't need an extra "enter". OK, that works fine. > What I have seen from previous preseed problems is line truncation. > Put your 'late_command' on one singel line It was a single line, but a big(ish) one (77 characters, iirc). I've reduced its size (52 characters, now) and it seems to be working. Is there some limit to the size of a string? > [...] Cheers, Paul.
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