[ipxe-devel] Debian installer preseed example not working

Thomas Glanzmann thomas at glanzmann.de
Thu Apr 6 09:47:47 UTC 2017

Hello Bernhard,

> IPXE Debian preseed example. Where to put the pressed.cfg?

I put the preseed.cfg on the webserver '' and point to it by using
the following ipxe config. It is a single file in the root called preseed.cfg.
Find an example file attached.

kernel /ipxe/jessie64/debian-installer/amd64/linux vga=788 interface=auto auto=true netcfg/dhcp_timeout=60 preseed/url= hostname=debian domain=gmvl.de
initrd /ipxe/jessie64/debian-installer/amd64/initrd.gz

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d-i netcfg/choose_interface select auto
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d-i mirror/country string manual
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d-i mirror/http/proxy string
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