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Re: Preseeding s390-dasd is now available


Hmm, I would like to try this, but not sure that I can.  

I have a REXX EXEC that starts a preseeded install.  I change the install server variable from our  internal one to us.ports.ubuntu.com.  However I cannot get there with the error "Destination network is unreachable".   The only way I've been able to get to the Internet is to set up a proxy server after the install.  

So I look about the Internet for clues on creating a local mirror using wget.  Not knowing which directory to start from, I try this from a server that has proxy access:
        # wget --mirror --convert-links --adjust-extension --page-requisites --no-parent http://us.ports.ubuntu.com/dists/yakkety/main/installer-s390x/20101020ubuntu457/

However it gets hung on:
        Connecting to us.ports.ubuntu.com (us.ports.ubuntu.com)||:80...
Then times out.

So it would seem I cannot test this.  :((  Is there any way to avoid pointing to the Internet?


    -Mike M

-----Original Message-----
From: Ubuntu-s390x [mailto:ubuntu-s390x-bounces+michael.macisaac=adp.com@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dimitri John Ledkov
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 10:47 AM
To: ubuntu-s390x@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Ubuntu-s390x] Preseeding s390-dasd is now available


Similar to s390-zfcp preseeding, there is now support for s390-dasd preseeding too.

There are three new preseed keys, and in most cases just one is needed:

d-i s390-dasd/dasd string
-> comma separated list of ids to be activated

Using above key also sets the following key to true:
d-i s390-dasd/auto_format boolean true
Which will perform dasdfmt, if the device is not otherwise formatted.

If one wants to force formatting there is also:
d-i s390-dasd/force_format boolean true
If this is set, the activated dasd drives will always be reformatted using dasdfmt

This is currently available in Yakkety Yak (16.10) and is in progress to be integrated as an SRU (Stable Release Update) into 16.04. You can track the progress of SRU at

One can try out pre-release installer components, including the new s390-dasd, on xenial using apt-setup/proposed=true. E.g. if using preseeding in the paramfile it will thus look like this:
apt-setup/proposed=true s390-dasd/dasd=0.0.0200

To use udebs from xenial-proposed, activate and format, if needed,
0.0.0200 dasd drive.

Passing apt-setup/proposed will not be required on xenial, once the update is release. And is not required on yakkety.

Any feedback about preseeding s390-dasd drives in the installer is highly appreciated back on this mailing list.



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