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[Bug 855921] Re: does not honor netcfg/choose_interface in preseed
I just ran into this issue as well, but I don't think its a preseed issue. Instead it seems like an unavoidable misordering of operations. In order to get the preseed file, the installer needs to have an ip address, which it does not have right out of the gate, even though one is required in order to pxe boot in the first place. If you look at the order in which the installer runs things, it does network configuration a few steps before actually fetching the preseed file. I'm not sure what to do about that, just offering my observations.
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does not honor netcfg/choose_interface in preseed
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if you pxeboot an image and hand it a preseed file, and in that
preseed file you have:
d-i netcfg/choose_interface select eth0
it doesn't work and it pops up a menu and asks you what interface you
want as your default interface.
If, however, you pass netcfg/choose_interface=eth0 to the kernel as a
boot option - it works as expected and does not display a menu option
for this value.
In a room full of headless machines being booted by cobbler,
displaying menus is bad, as is not having those machines be able to
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