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Re: Installing Debian with preseed file using qemu

On 11/6/2018 4:02 PM, Reco wrote:
> 	Hi.
> 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.

Thank you, I didn't think to install debian using PXE with qemu acting
as tftp server.

John Doe

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