Chris Kuehl <email@example.com> (2014-11-17): > Andrew's patch looks very reasonable to me, as it would allow sysadmins > to fully automate installs without further complicating the issues > raised in #712907 (which mostly affect interactive installs). > > I've spent a few hours attempting to test the patch, but can't seem to > properly integrate my locally-built grub-installer udeb into a netboot > build (either via localudebs or by downloading and unpacking the udeb > manually from the installer shell). I strongly suspect my own > incompetence is to blame, though, and not the patch. > > I might be missing something, but we can't seem to find any other way to > fully automate jessie installs via preseeding, like we could with > wheezy. (For context, our physical machines are split between using > /dev/sda and /dev/sde for the first hard drive, while VirtualBox uses > /dev/sda and KVM /dev/vda.) grub-installer is fetched from the network in most cases, so it's a bit hard to use a custom one. I tend to build a netinst CD with easy-build.sh (from debian-cd.git), which works fine… once you've got a debian-cd thing configured. > I wonder whether the severity of this bug should be raised to important? > I suspect that automating installs is an important feature for many > other d-i users, so I'm not sure wishlist is appropriate for this bug. > > I'm going to continue attempting to test the patch, and report back if I > have any luck. The severity isn't really important; the fact I've added it to my list of things to keep an eye on, is. Thanks for the poke. Mraw, KiBi.
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