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Re: Installing Debian with preseed file using qemu


On Tue, Nov 06, 2018 at 03:04:25PM +0100, john doe wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to install Debian Stretch using a preseeding file.
> All of this is with Qemu and  I'm not sure how  to pass the path of the
> preseed file:
> qemu-system-x86_64 -drive file=debian.img,format=raw -cdrom
> debian-9.5.0-amd64-netinst.iso -boot d -nographic -kernel vmlinuz
> -append "console=ttyS0,115200n8 auto=true priority=critical
> DEBIAN_FRONTEND=text preseed=preseed.cfg" -initrd initrd.gz
> The d-i can not find the preseed.cfg file, as anyone has any idea on how
> I can install Debian with a preseed file using qemu?

Since you do not specify "-net", that means "-net user".
As [1] shows us, "-net user" comes with built-in TFTP server.

So, you either replace your "-kernel", "-initrd" and "-append" with TFTP
invocation, and install Debian as if it was installed from TFTP.
Or rebuild d-i initrd to include your preseed.cfg.


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