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Bug#805291: preseed: Offer a way to override initrd-level preseeding with kernel command line preseeding

Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> writes:

> Hi Philip,
> On Sun, 10 Jan 2016, Philip Hands wrote:
>> BTW would you happen to know if the example for checksums on CDs is
>> relevant any more?
>>   - if you're booting a remastered CD:
>>     preseed/file=/cdrom/preseed.cfg
>>     preseed/file/checksum=5da499872becccfeda2c4872f9171c3d
>> which is supposedly an example where one might specify the checksum for
>> the CD's preseed.cfg -- it strikes me that a) this is a bit pointless
>> (although it would catch corruption of the media), and b) it presumably
>> doesn't work any more, because that file will already have been used by
>> the time we get to the kernel parameters.
> I believe you mix up file preseeding and initrd preseeding. This file
> based preseeding happens after initrd preseeding and kernel parameter
> preseeding.

You are correct -- I was confusing the file that would be in the root of
the initrd, and the file that (in the example above) would be in the
root of the CD.

Cheers, Phil.
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