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Re: r44961 - people/rmh/win32-loader

Op 10-02-2007 om 16:07 schreef Joey Hess:
> Robert Millan wrote:
> > If we could have a prestablished path in which a preseed file can be put,
> > on which d-i would search in existing ntfs partitions (much similarly at how
> > it searches for .iso files), win32-loader could put a preseed file there.
> > 
> > A good place for me would be c:\debian\<whatever>
> Not doable without a good deal of code, and for the netboot image, that
> would have to come after network setup (to download the disk drivers),
> and so wouldn't be very useful for preseeding the stuff you want to
> preseed, anyway.

Could that extra code also look at an USB memory stick?
So it makes preseeding possible for an unmodified CD. (adding a
bootparameter to actual look at the USB makes sense)

> You could repackage the initrd and put the preseed file into it.. it'd
> even be possible to do this by appending an appopriately built cpio file
> containing your /preseed.cfg to the initrd, since it's really an initramfs
> cpio image and initramfs stiches cpio archives together.

Hey, that could also work for unmodified CD, the bootparamater
would be ramdisk=/dev/the_USB_stick.

Geert Stappers

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