debian-installer (short "d-i") is the core infrastructure running on Debian's installation media, e.g. on installation CDs or installation USB images.

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Python in the debian-installer context

My broader question is about using Ansible to perform the late_command in a preseeded Debian/Ubuntu install. The specific question is, is there some straightforward or documented way to get a working ...
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Debian d-i preseed partman tmpfs

I am trying to create automatic provisioning of my servers using pxeboot and netinstall. Everything works ok (RAID, LVM, ...), but I would need to create tmpfs for some directories. I would like to ...
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reusing existing RAIDs on preseeded installation

I'm trying to automate the reinstallation process of existing Ubuntu installations. Partition layout: md0( raid1, /dev/sda1#/dev/sdb1 ) - swap (2G) md1( raid1, /dev/sda2#/dev/sdb2 ) - / (20G) md2( ...
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How do I add a new driver to the debian installer in Debian Squeeze?

I am using a 10GB Broadcom NetExtreme II card in a supermicro system. As it turns out the Wheezy version of this driver has a nasty bug in it that has a race condition that causes the driver to panic ...
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How do I create a Debian netinst installer that has a 3rd party network driver?

I want to install Debian on a machine, but the kernel and modules in the squeeze netinst module do not support the network driver. I can build a kernel module that works, but: How do I get the same ...
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debian PXE install content of preseed.cfg file to ensure network firmware gets installed

I have a trouble using the preseed.cfg file while installing Debian by PXE. My network card needs the firmware-bnx2 package to be taken in account by the debian kernel. During the PXE boot process, ...
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how to customize debian installation cd for your needs

I have with me a Debian CD, which I want to customize for my own needs. I have extracted the CD and started to change some parts of it, e.g Splash screen (splash.png) installer Title (through ...
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Specifying preseed for debian installer inside the initrd as a kernel argument

I'm setting up an installer using both PXE and USB, and it works well, however I need to add a few different options to the boot menu to use different preseed files. This is for different situations, ...
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Ensure USB disk is never sda, even when booting from it

Some Background... I think this should be a general linux kernel (or kernel module) related question, though I'm facing the issue while preseeding debian for an automated installation. Every time I ...
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Debian Installer Preseed with Somewhat Dynamically Allocated Software RAID

I actually have two questions here regarding the preseed.cfg file. One being how to calculate how much disk space to use for my scheme during the installation (for when I might be netbooting to ...