Lo, I'm in the progress of setting up a PXE-enabled preseeded installation as many of us do. For testing purposes, I'm using VMware combined with tftpd-hpa and dhcpd. It works like a charm. I'm using an unpacked netboot.tar.gz (Sarge) and added stuff as suggested by the docs (automatic installation as mentioned in the installation manual). label meaculpa kernel debian-installer/i386/2.6/linux append vga=normal initrd=debian-installer/i386/2.6/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=10934 root=/dev/rd/0 devfs=mount,dall rw languagechooser/language-name=English countrychooser/shortlist=US DEBCONF_PRIORITY=critical preseed/url=http://192.168.65.1/symon/stable.cfg However, VMware is rather slow with framebuffering, so I thought to change "vga=normal" with "debian-installer/framebuffer=false". That brought the debian-installer to a halt because the "preseed/url" got truncated due to the maximum length of the the command line (255 chars I guess). I read somewhere that "video=vga16:off" should work but at least on VMware it doesn't. Is there an abbreviated form like "d-i/fb=f" I could use? Or some other clever way to work arround the 255 chars command line length maximum? At least 2.6.8 has this limitation IIRC. Thanx, Marc.
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