debconf/priority=low has no effect on pxeboot
I picked up today's netboot:
This is my pxeboot process via the dnsmasq tftp boot daemon:
Oct 16 15:28:53 dnsmasq dnsmasq-dhcp: PXE(ens160) 10.1.0.24
Oct 16 15:28:54 dnsmasq dnsmasq-tftp: error 0 TFTP Aborted received
Oct 16 15:28:54 dnsmasq dnsmasq-tftp: failed sending
/srv/tftp/pxelinux.0 to 10.1.0.24
Oct 16 15:28:54 dnsmasq dnsmasq-tftp: sent /srv/tftp/pxelinux.0 to
Oct 16 15:28:54 dnsmasq dnsmasq-tftp: sent /srv/tftp/ldlinux.c32 to
Oct 16 15:28:54 dnsmasq dnsmasq-tftp: file
/srv/tftp/pxelinux.cfg/422e2a4d-d50d-aa32-cf98-2e9abec076f2 not found
Oct 16 15:28:54 dnsmasq dnsmasq-tftp: sent
/srv/tftp/pxelinux.cfg/01-00-50-56-ae-8d-15 to 10.1.0.24
Oct 16 15:28:55 dnsmasq dnsmasq-tftp: sent
/srv/tftp/debian-installer/amd64/linux to 10.1.0.24
Oct 16 15:28:59 dnsmasq dnsmasq-tftp: sent
/srv/tftp/debian-installer/amd64/initrd.gz to 10.1.0.24
This is the pxeboot parameter file:
p# cat /srv/tftp/pxelinux.cfg/01-00-50-56-ae-8d-15
D-I config version 2.0
SAY Booting new build ....
menu label ^Auto
# provides an expert style manual installation menu for creating seed files
kernel debian-installer/amd64/linux TERM=linux
boot-installer/install-recommends=false debconf/priority=low BOOT_DEBUG=3
# common append for all
With the debug=3, I get two or three command lines, but once I hit the
screen of selecting a language, no more Debug screens come available.
I am using files via port 3142 from a server providing apt-cacher-ng
service. Maybe I need to purge packages there.
When I get to the partioner screen, I choose the default of everything on
Once partitioning is done, the installation is automatic. I don't even get
the screen that asks me if I want security packages or not (which blocks the
rest of the install, because when it ocmes time to install the security
packages, the installer can't reach that site, as it is blocked on our
So are these known issues being worked through?
Looks like I may need to revert to using stretch until these netboot issues
are resolved, as I posted
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=878553. Which is
preventing a fully automated boot.
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