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Dynamically injecting preseeding file into a trusted installer image



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Hello!

I'm trying to get a grip on what is the reason for the many hardcoded
custom images listed on the DebianInstaller page:

https://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/CustomImages

and the growing number of blends listed on the blends page:

http://blends.debian.org/

Looks to me as if there is something going on there that could be
generalised and merged into something automated.

When we set up the 10 Lenovo laptops for the DebianParl project, there
was a lot of work to come to the point where we could "start from
scratch" so that we could know to some extent which problems users could
run into on each machine. The preseeding method finally worked, but it
would have been awesome if we instead could have had a trusted installer
image from Lenovo in the same way as Olimex provides Olimex images for
Olimex boards:

https://olimex.wordpress.com/2015/11/06/debian-8-jessie-is-finally-released-for-olinuxino-boards/#comment-20272

But even better of course if we could have dynamically injected our
preseeding file into a trusted installer image:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2015/11/msg00455.html

A bit like when you install Debian from a CD, you make a few choices
like language and keyboard etc. What if you could, in such a simple way,
just choose "Tor-node", "firewall" or "debian-astro"?

Best regards.

//Erik
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