Re: Debian preseed: How to choose the hdd for partman?
On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 02:38:23PM +0200, Gerolf Ziegenhain wrote:
> The problem is now, that reference (b) in the snipplet doesn't choose disk1
> aka sdb - even though the disk is recognized after the additional modules
> have been loaded (I verified this in another console). The installer always
> uses the scheme for sda - aka the usb stick and the debian stuff is installed
> on my installation-usb-stick...
> How can I configure the hdd choice - the snipplet above is extracted from the
> example of the debian website and obiously doesn't work. Maybe this part of
> the installer is evaluated, before the hdd-controller modules are loaded and
> therefore no sdb exists yet? Is there any way to debug stuff like this? Or is
> there a more elegant way to exclude just the usb stick (by uuid) from the
> Additional question:
> Further I'm wondering if there is another way to delete old partitions
> automatically. In reference (a) in the snipplet I try to do this the hard
> way. By the way: Also this line is not working. It has been extracted from my
> old patched initrd-scheme.
I was going to suggest what you've already done, so I'm no help :-(
But if no one else gives you a good answer here in the next few days, you could
*try* debian-boot. I'm not on that list, so I don't know how they'd respond to
a query like this, but it could be worth a shot. Maybe someone who's on both
lists could give further direction.
Eric Gerlach, Network Administrator
Federation of Students
University of Waterloo
p: (519) 888-4567 x36329