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Old 09-29-2008, 09:59 AM
Tim Edwards
Default How do you add a preseed file to the initrd?

I'm trying to add my preseed.cfg file into the root of the initrd, as
mentioned is possible in the debian preseed documentation:

So once I've mounted the boot cd, copied the initrd.gz to a temp
location I try to add it to the cpio initrd file:

cat preseed.cfg | cpio -ovcA -O initrd
cpio: premature end of file

If I try to fully extract the cpio file it tries to create device nodes,
which it can't because I'm not root (and don't want to become because I
need to package all these steps up into a script that won't run as root).

So how is this supposed to be done? Surely someone here's had to do it


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