On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 07:24:25PM +0000, Andy Smith wrote: > Hello, > > Yes. When you PXE boot, the kernel and initramfs comes from the > netboot image that you downloaded in the past, but the archive will > be different after a point release which can result in the > installer's failure to load certain essential modules like > filesystems. > > So in my experience every time there is a point release you need to > re-download the netboot images that you are serving over PXE as > well. > > > Are the PXE installers known to be a little flaky? > > I've got along with them okay as long as I remember to download a > new one after every point release. > > I'm not 100% sure this is OP's problem (the Ubuntu reference is > alarming), but if I was OP I'd certainly try doing that first. > Thanks for the tip about the point releases. I didn't know that. Previously I've updated the kernel and initrd each time there's a full release. That might well explain why I've found it a bit unreliable in the past. Last night I downloaded the kernel and initrd that the OP was complaining about (from the link they provided) and ironically it fixed my issue :-) According to my preseed file, I'm using ftp.uk.debian.org/debian. I guess the OP must be pointing at the wrong archive. Thanks again for the tip, I'll resolve to update with each Point Release in future! Mike.
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