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Re: Is there a way to ssh into the debian installation process?

On Dec 8, 2013, at 7:56 PM, Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> wrote:

> Le Sun, Dec 08, 2013 at 06:26:33PM -0800, Rick Thomas a écrit :
>> Is there some way to tell the debian installer to enable an ssh server during
>> the installation?  I'd like to be able to ssh/slogin/scp to the installation
>> process so I can retrieve log files and otherwise snoop the process when the
>> keyboard/mouse are frozen.
>> This is part of my pursuit of Bug#728936, which renders it impossible to do a
>> normal Sid CD-based installation of my PowerPC Macs, because the USB keyboard
>> and mouse are not recognized.
> Dear Rick,
> I think that https://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/NetworkConsole is what you
> are looking for.

Thanks Charles!  That looks like it might well be what I'm looking for…

Couple of questions:

Do I have to build my own CD?  Or is there some way I can use a standard netinst CD, put a magic parameter on the boot command line and maybe something (what?) on a handy USB stick, and have it all fall into place?

This seems to involve heavy use of pre-seeding.  I don't have any experience with pre-seeding, but maybe this is the time to learn.  Can you point me to an explanation of what I need to know?



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