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Fwd: Debian unattended installation - Urgent help

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From: Chandran Ramakrishnan <chanthru@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 3:14 PM
Subject: Re: Debian unattended installation - Urgent help
To: Christian PERRIER <bubulle@debian.org>

My requirement, i am doing automation all Linux and Windows family unattended installation.
1. Custom debian5 boot iso image. (Edited the isolinux and preseed.cfg)
2. Downloaded debian5 iso images. 
Above approche working good in RHEL and Ubuntu families. Debian and suse failing.

Debian logs says able to detect 2 cdrom but its not searching second cdrom for packages. Logs
Feb 10 14:18:57 cdrom-detect: Searching for Debian installation media...
Feb 10 14:18:57 kernel: [   10.829420] ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
Feb 10 14:18:57 kernel: [   10.833064] ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
Feb 10 14:18:57 cdrom-detect: CD-ROM mount succeeded: device=/dev/hda
Feb 10 14:18:57 cdrom-detect: The available CD is not a Debian CD!
Feb 10 14:19:54 cdrom-detect: CDROM-detect failed; unmounting CD just to be sure
Feb 10 14:19:54 main-menu[1575]: WARNING **: Configuring 'cdrom-detect' failed with error code 1
Feb 10 14:19:54 main-menu[1575]: WARNING **: Menu item 'cdrom-detect' failed.
Feb 10 14:19:55 main-menu[1575]: INFO: Modifying debconf priority limit from 'critical' to 'medium'
Feb 10 14:19:55 debconf: Setting debconf/priority to medium

Chandran R

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 11:29 AM, Christian PERRIER <bubulle@debian.org> wrote:
(CC'ing you in case you're not subscribed to -boot...please answer to -boot)

Quoting Chandran Ramakrishnan (chanthru@gmail.com):
> Hi,
> I would like to do Debian 5 unattended installation following approach (more
> than 15 i have to create)
> 1. Create mini debian boot iso with preseed.cfg file.
> 2. Using VMware workstation i mount mini iso into cdrom 1 and debian 5
> source dvd into cdrom 2.
> 3. I am getting error message is "incorrect cdrom".

I don't think that we support CD installs from two different CD
readers (one for booting and another one for holding the packages).

Why not booting directly from the Debian DVD?

> 1. I dont have internet connection and i cant use nfs or ftp or http. Only
> possibilities i can use only iso images.

You also might want to consider "hd-media" type installs.

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