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Fri, 04 Dec 2009

Good advice for preseeding the debian-installer

If you use a script to do some customisations run via preseed/late_command then don't do it the following way:
d-i preseed/late_command string cp /hd-media/ /target/tmp ; in-target /tmp/ ; rm /target/tp/!
That way you'll never notice, if your script run successfully as its exit code is eaten by the removal. When running several late-commands always use && to chain the commands, so if one command fails the processing will stop and the installer will show you a nice message that indeed something went wrong.

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Alexander Tolimar Reichle-Schmehl lives in Tuttlingen / Germany. He works as IT manager (specialized on Unix and SAN/Storage) for an international automotive supplier.