ivebeenlinuxedHi All, I'm looking to do UEFI PXE netboot with Preseed - I have got the first bit to work (UEFI PXE), but not preseeding, anyone got any ideas?09:37
cjwatsonNothing special about UEFI for that; just put url= or whatever on the command line09:38
ivebeenlinuxedMy understanding was UEFI couldn't boot pxeboot.0, so I opted for the grub-mkimage option (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UEFI/PXE-netboot-install) where would I put the preseed "url="?09:39
cjwatsonThat particular method would require unpacking the .iso so that you can edit grub.cfg09:43
cjwatsonI can't be responsible for everything on the wiki :-)09:43
cjwatsonI would recommend using grub-mknetdir instead09:44
cjwatsonKernel command line arguments need to go on the relevant "linux" line in grub.cfg - you can poke around in the .iso to get an example09:45
ivebeenlinuxedThe editing the ISO was going to be my next plan! I'll look up grub-mknetdir command now. Might have to make my debut edit on the Ubuntu Wiki!09:45
cjwatsonThere's also http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/uefi/grub2-amd64/current/grubnetx64.efi.signed, which is the result of grub-mkimage signed for use with UEFI Secure Boot09:46
cjwatsonYou could then drop in a suitable grub.cfg09:46
cjwatson(The difference between grub-mkimage and grub-mknetdir is just that the latter produces something designed for shoving on a TFTP server - grub-mkimage isn't bad for this as such, it's just that that particular wiki page runs it in a way that embeds the netboot ISO)09:48
ivebeenlinuxedhmmmmm interesting plan! I will investigate now!09:49
cjwatsonLooks like that wiki page would appreciate editing for how to do preseeding, indeed :-)09:50
ivebeenlinuxedThanks for the help cjwatson - I have blogged the instructions here - I don't use dnsmasq, so I copied that bit from the old tutorial. Is it worth replacing the instructions with a set like this on the Wiki? (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UEFI/PXE-netboot-install). Does anyone have any suggestions of things I should add/remove?11:31
cjwatsonivebeenlinuxed: Maybe talk with Kamal (orig author) and see what he thinks11:47
Kingpatzerhey folks: installed yesterday along side windows. Everything went great but windows wasn't in the grub menu. Followed some directions I saw online now nohting boots. looking at my drives, my / drive has only two files on it, @ and @home, which are direcotries. if I cd into '@' I see what looks like the / filesystem. Is that normal??13:29
directhexafternoon. apparently http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2215103 is now a thing, it's started affecting me when moving my preseed file from 12.04 to 14.04. *something* is mounting /dev/vda1 (/boot) to /media, before partman tries to format stuff, and it's falling over as a result13:40
directhexit's mountmedia.16:37
directhexmore specifically, it's preseed calling mountmedia which leaves things in an inconsistent state17:03
directhex"preseed_fetch file:///cdrom/preseed/custom.seed /tmp/debconf-seed" causes /media to be mounted & not unmounted18:33
directhexlooks like a change joeyh made in debian-installer-utils (1.98)18:42
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