Bug#602534: partman/exception_handler not preseedable
Running the lenny i386 installer on an HP DL165, I get this warning:
Unable to determine geometry of file/device /dev/cciss/c0d0. You should not use Parted unless you REALLY know what you're doing!
1. Ignore [*]
Prompt: '?' for help, default=1>
As it happens I know that in my situation this warning is spurious and
I want to fully automate the install, so after reading the installer
syslog I added this to my preseed file:
d-i partman/exception_handler select Ignore
However, this merely changed the warning:
Unable to determine geometry of file/device /dev/cciss/c0d0.
You should not use Parted unless you REALLY know what you're
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This is of course useless for me because I'm trying an automated
install. IMO the answer to this question should be preseedable
somehow. Obviously some kind of pattern matching would be best, but
in the meantime I don't mind if overriding this means I have to ignore
_all_ partman exceptions - the knob should be there for me to do that
if I want to.
(For completeness: Colin Watson suggested I could use an early_command
db_fset partman/exception_handler seen false