Re: waking up in the 10.x.x.x network
Geert Stappers wrote:
Mmm, I begin to understand why the multi-config udebs were created.
However, I think this problem^Wchallenche is something that can not
solved only by writing program code.
I would go talk to the administrator of the registration server.
and ask for a directory on the that web server.
Assuming the registration server is known as 'rs', and the
requested web directory would be 'd-i'. I could boot debian-installer
with url=rs, which would be expanded into
See also http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2007/04/msg00794.html
Let's say that they go for it and let me have a d-i directory on the
registration web server. I boot my install client, get an address in
10.x.x.x, download the preseed file from the web server -- and then
crash when d-i can't see the internet to download the rest of the
packages... Right? Because when you're in 10.x.x.x, the only thing you
can see is this one web server. I would still have to find a way to
re-configure the ethernet with it's correct IP address using the preseed
files downloaded from the web server. Would that be possible? Maybe by
having preseed execute a script? I suppose I would have to not only
ifconfig the interface with the correct values, but presumably change
d-i's debconf database too, as I don't know which is used to write out
the /target/etc/network/interfaces file during the installation process.
They didn't go for it. They're too paranoid. Which doesn't surprise me
Even if I could get their DHCP server to serve me my correct static
addresses that would solve the problem. I think. I would still need to
make sure that after installation the system is set up to be static
instead of DHCP.