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Bug#276726: marked as done (bootprompt buffer size)

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Package: debian-installer, kernel-image
Severity: important
Version: i386 netboot, daily build fetched today (2004-10-15)
Tags: d-i, sarge

Original at http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2004/10/msg00873.html

On Sun, Oct 10, 2004 at 02:42:49PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Geert Stappers wrote:
> > For netbooting i386 with preseed information, I have the line append
> > vga=normal initrd=initrd.gz ramdisk_size=9310 root=/dev/rd/0
> vga=normal is not needed AFAIK. I have not removed it only because I
> don't know if it's safe to remove it from everything.
> > devfs=mount,dall rw console=ttyS0,9600n8 DEBIAN_FRONTEND=text
> ",dall" is not needed.
> > countrychooser/shortlist=other countrychooser/country-name=Netherlands
> With tomorrow's build you should be able to simplify the above to just:
> countrychooser/shortlist=NL
> > From "vga=normal" to the chomped "country-name=Nether" are 256
> > characters.
> > 
> > Is that a kernel limit or is in pxelinux?
> > 
> > I think it be checked with syslinux.
   I think it can be checked with syslinux.
> I think it's a kernel limit but I have not checked.

That 256 byte limit blocks pre-seeding.
>From bugreport #276299 I learned that also some netcfg parameters are
needed, they are

 netcfg/get_hostname=unassigned-hostname netcfg/get_domain=unassigned-domain

that are seventy-five (75) characters. When someone needs


that are another sixteen bytes from the rare quater kilobyte.

Can it at least be double to 512 byte?

Geert Stappers

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From: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
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The command line limit issues have been addresed by:

 - Newer 2.6 kernels increasing the limits;
 - Localechooser compressing two options into one, etc;
 - d-i dropping some junk options from syslinux.conf, etc.

see shy jo

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