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Bug#772044: debian-installer: jessie beta2 ignores preseed url= boot parameter

Nicholas Robinson-Wall <nick@robinson-wall.com> writes:

> Package: debian-installer
> Version: 20141002
> Severity: important
> Tags: d-i
> Hi D-I team,
> I have been attempting to preseed a jessie install (in virtualbox, using
> packer) and have found the beta 2 release resistant to this. Following
> the documentation[1] I am providing the following boot parameters:
> auto url=http://<ip>:<port>/jessie_amd64.cfg

Just out of interest, are you using that as the whole kernel command
line, or adding it to the end of the command line that was already

I've not checked recently, but I find that documentation confusing,
because it relies on there being a kernel target named "auto" which adds
auto=true priority=critical to the command line.

Personally, when using standard d-i media I find the Automatic Install
option in the Advanced submenu, hit TAB to get to the command line, and
add url=... (and generally classes=..., but that's because I use that
within the stuff you can find here:  http://hands.com/d-i/  which also
may provide useful hints).

BTW what boot image are you using?  Could it be something that is tuned
for file= preseeding, which may not actually have the

Cheers, Phil.
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