Bug#580709: oldsys-preseed: add support for Buffalo Linkstation Pro/Live platform
* Ryan Tandy <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2010-05-07 15:28]:
> The attached patch adds support in oldsys-preseed for the Linkstation
> Pro/Live platform, similar to Kurobox Pro which is already supported.
> This support is necessary for network-console to start without user
> interaction, which is important when a serial console is not available.
> Comments in the patch describe a caveat regarding preseeding from the
> factory default software with a static network configuration.
I guess this patch is also fine.
Can you send a sample /etc/melco/info file so I can test the script?
Also, it would be great to add a test case to tests/arm
Having said this, I've recently started to wonder whether
oldsys-preseed really is worth the effort on devices that default to
DHCP. Maybe in those cases we should not parse the config, but simply
create a preseed file that does DHCP and falls back to some address.
This would simply things a lot. And it might make sense for the LS,
which uses XFS by default, which we cannot read.
But on the other hand, given that you've already written the parsing
code, I don't see much harm in sticking it into oldsys-preseed.