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Re: Question about Debian Installer and Simple-CDD

On Mar 23, 2011, at 18:24, Adam Saleh wrote:

> Hello,
> I am using simple-cdd to make my custom debian install cd. 
> Strictly speaking I am just trying to automate instalation of my debian-servers 
> and creating my own instal cd looks like a good solution.

I don't know if you have looked at FAI for this. FAI is "Fully Automated Install" http://fai-project.org/


> I have tested simple-cdd with custom preseed file (folowing the howto http://wiki.debian.org/Simple-CDD/Howto)
> and it worked fine, but when I added post-inst script, it didn't do any changes.
> In folder profiles/ I have files MINIMAL.preseed (containing functional preseed file) and MINIMAL.postinst.
> File MINIMAL.postinst contains
> #!/bin/sh
> mkdir -p /target
> touch /target/foofile
> Then I executed "simple-cdd --profiles MINIMAL"
> After automatic instalation, I checked / on my new system and I found neither foofile nor directory target.
> (To explain the target thing, I remember, that debian installer installs everything to /target and this then becomes the root system,
> and I wasn't sure whether postinst script operates on debian-installer root or installed system root)
> This proved me, that I don't understand this and therefore I need to ask:
> How does the postinst script work in debian-installer?
> and
> How can I check, whether simple-cdd included my postinst script indo my iso?
> Thanks in advance for any helpful hints :)
> Adam

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