Re: First attempt to use preseeding
Jon Dowland wrote:
On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 04:13:17PM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
It appears to me that my preseed.cfg file is not being read at all.
OK. I don't know the nature of the problem you are trying to fix,
The nature of the problem is that I have found *NO NONE
NADA* complete explicit instructions of what to do when
handed THREE objects:
1. dedicated laptop capable of running Debian
2. Debian 6.0.5 DVD 1 of 8
3. a USB stick which may be partitioned and formatted as
required on which can be placed a pressed.cfg.
NOTE BENE: The word "network" does not appear in that
What I have found is incomplete and conflicting descriptions
of portions of the procedure(s) required drawn from various
it be reproduced/triaged in a virtual machine? It might be much quicker/easier
to explore kicking off the installer in a VM, which you can interrupt/throw
away and start again very quickly.
Based on over 50 years of trouble shooting experience I
cannot see the benefit of adding a VM to the mix when the
problem is lack of documentation. When I wrote "Is there a
"Preseeding for Newbies" page somewhere? ", I was indicating
that I was new to Linux not that I did not have background
to draw on.