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How can I preseed a pointopoint connection for the Debian installer?

The following option didn't work.

d-i netcfg/get_pointopoint string 10.10.10.10

I need it because the default gateway for the new VM I create is outside the VMs Subnet.

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I assume your purpose is to use something like a PPP or PPPoE connection?

If you look at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=694965 you find the following:

There already seems to be some code in static.c like the code below, but it doesn't seem to be working

Well, it's only triggered for known point-to-point devices:

            if (strncmp(iface->name, "plip", 4) == 0
                || strncmp(iface->name, "slip", 4) == 0
                || strncmp(iface->name, "ctc", 3) == 0
                || strncmp(iface->name, "escon", 5) == 0
                || strncmp(iface->name, "iucv", 4) == 0)
                state = GET_POINTOPOINT;

Judging from that, in order to make it work I think you may need to preseed the following to one of the above, such as "plip":

d-i netcfg/choose_interface select plip
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Well this isn't what I want to do. I've edited my question so I hope ist now more clear what I want. –  nazco Nov 16 '13 at 10:16
    
In that case it's not going to work. I would suggest to find a different solution. –  aseq Nov 18 '13 at 19:48

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