My autoyast file prompts for a number of variables (of which only a subset are included in the example). These are written to /tmp/answer_* before a chroot-script copies them to /mnt/tmp/ and then feeds them through sed to populate /mnt/tmp/profile/modified.xml. So far so good … inspection of (/mnt)/tmp/profile/modified.xml shows me all the specified values are there.
What I can’t get it to do is readautoyast=file:///tmp/profile/modified.xml at 1st boot (and it’s not a lot to ask is it really?)
I did think it would be possible to customise the /boot/grub/menu.lst which is installed by autoyast, however at 1st boot the menu flashes by and I am convinced that at this point grub is using a temporary custom grub configuration (as there is only a single menu option).
Tried adding a custom grub entry for 1st boot, see “#Create custom GRUB menu entry to start installation after reboot” below, and the menu entry is created, but all I get is “booting from local disk…” and a black screen. Why can’t the system see the kernel (either with /vmlinuz alias or /vmlinuz-3.0.13-0.27-default)?
All I want it to do is reread /tmp/profile/modified.xml at 1st boot.
Good work! Thanks for taking the time to come back and update this thread.
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