Bug#562122: Improve preseeding of network device to use
Bumping an old bug.
> I've preseeded netcfg/choose_interface to "auto", to try and avoid the
> netcfg/choose_interface question being asked. What I suspect is the
> problem, is the wireless interface is showing "link" so the question still
> gets asked.
> My thoughts on how to extend this functionality was:
> allow preseeding the interface to use based on:
> 1) vendor component of the MAC
> 2) PCI ID
> 3) some substring of the interface description
> because preseeding the specific interface by name is a non-starter, due to
> the way Linux can't consistently enumerate the interfaces.
I think that at least selection of the network interface by MAC-address
instead of interface name should be possible.
There is currently a patch pending for Ubuntu:
(belonging to bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/netcfg/+bug/56679
Any chance of getting this into Debian as well?