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Re: [jw@raven.inka.de: Problems preseeding german keyboard.]

On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 08:44:29AM +0100, Jens Seidel wrote:

> I forward your mail to debian-boot which is the right list for this
> problem.

Thanks, Jens!  I am somewhat confused to which list this topic belongs.

In the meantime, I could get one step further.  With the following append
line (with linebreaks to increase readability)

   append  debian-installer/locale=de_DE \
           console-setup/variant=Germany \
           console-setup/layout=Germany \
           console-setup/detect=Nein \
           [ ... rest deleted since it has no relevance ... ]

I managed to omit the "The origin of the keyboard:" question.  But the
"Detect keyboard layout?" question is still asked.  Changing the detect
line to


don't help, either.

AFAICS, the documentation (appendix B of etch install guide) is either
outdated or simple wrong.  The documented method simply has no effect :-(

BTW: The documentation says the format of the preseed file is

          <owner> <question name> <question type> <value>

     How can I find out from the question (e.g. "Detect keyboard layout?")
     which <owner>, <question name> and <question type> belong to the
     question and which <value>s are available for it?
     Is it possible to find this out from withhin the install environment
     without booting?

BTW1: I noticed that neither hostname(1) nor dnsdomainname(1) are
      available in the install environment.  This is too bad, since
      they would be a great help to preseed mirror/proxy settings
      or which packages to install.

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