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Re: First attempt to use preseeding

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 3:09 PM, Richard Owlett <rowlett@cloud85.net> wrote:
> Tom H wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 8:23 AM, Richard Owlett <rowlett@cloud85.net>
>> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> You can add "DEBCONF_DEBUG=5" to the kernel's boot options to see
>> (hopefully!) on vt4 why your preseed file isn't being read/loaded.
> That's the kind of information I wasn't finding.

It's on [1]. It's also not a preseed-specific variable.

>>> What I have found is incomplete and conflicting descriptions of portions
>>> of the procedure(s) required drawn from various Debian releases.
>> http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.amd64/apbs02.html
> I've read that section for older releases, but I wouldn't have looked at
> that one in detail as I'm still in 32 bit mode. But in a quick read I saw a
> couple of things I had figured out and found an explicit statement that
> without setting a specific parameter it would not operate in what I assumed
> would be its default mode {I need auto=true ;}.

[2] has exactly the same para:

But in both cases, "auto=true" is definitely needed. :)

1. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Preseed

2. http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/apbs02.html

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