[syslinux] Just a couple of hang-out install questions

Bruce Korb bruce.korb at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 14:43:46 PST 2007


I am trying to do a non-interactive installation on a system with only a
serial port console.  The serial port only piece is working and most of
the questions are pre-seeded (answered).  However, I can't seem to
figure out what the question codes are for these last seven.  :(
``debconf-get-selections'' did not print anything out that I can correlate
with these questions.  Where should I be looking for the mapping
between these questions and the question owner & code string?

Thank you!!

Regards, Bruce

P.S.  my "preseed" file is attached, if that's helpful.

Your system has multiple network interfaces. Choose the one to use as the
primary network interface during the installation. If possible, the first
connected network interface found has been selected.
Primary network interface:
  1. eth0: Intel Corporation 82573E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) [*]
  2. eth1: Intel Corporation 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Prompt: '?' for help, default=1>
If you choose guided partitioning for an entire disk, you will next be asked
which disk should be used.
Partitioning method:
  1. Guided - use entire disk
  2. Guided - use entire disk and set up LVM
  3. Guided - use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM
  4. Manual
Prompt: '?' for help> 1

Note that all data on the disk you select will be erased, but not before you
have confirmed that you really want to make the changes.
Select disk to partition:
  1. SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda) - 80.0 GB ATA WDC WD800JD-60LS [*]
Prompt: '?' for help, default=1>
!! ERROR: Debootstrap warning

Warning: file:///cdrom/dists/etch/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz was corrupt
[Press enter to continue]
!! ERROR: Cannot access security updates

The security updates on security.debian.org couldn't be accessed, so those
updates will not be made available to you at this time. You should investigate
this later.

Commented out entries for security.debian.org have been added to the
/etc/apt/sources.list file.
[Press enter to continue]
At the moment, only the core of the system is installed. To tune the system to
your needs, you can choose to install one or more of the following predefined
collections of software.
Choose software to install:
  1. Laptop      2. Standard system [*]
Prompt: '?' for help, default=2>
later to boot it.
Install the GRUB boot loader to the master boot record?
  1. Yes [*]  2. No
Prompt: '?' for help, default=1>
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