[pve-devel] [PATCH v1 installer/docs 00/18] add automated/unattended installation

Christoph Heiss c.heiss at proxmox.com
Thu Feb 8 11:34:09 CET 2024

On Thu, Feb 08, 2024 at 11:26:01AM +0100, Christoph Heiss wrote:
> Did some testing, doing various installs using
> * different filesystems
> * pre/post hooks
> * simple udev matching for disks and network interfaces
> I did not exercise the udev-matching exhaustively, but as it is pretty
> generic, that should cover it.
> The `proxmox-installer-filter` is a nice tooling addition as well!
> Maybe we could also provide some tool in the future which would do some
> (basic) sanity checking/validating on the `answer.toml`, to avoid people
> having to do test cycles on a real machine.
> As for the global `{pre,post}_commands` hooks - ,
Whoops, got a bit cut of here. In any case; a though of mine:
For the post-hook (at least), these run after the installation has
completely finished. So changing anything inside the new installation -
for which this hook could be pretty useful - can only be done in a
rather hacky way.

This probably should be some future addition on its own, but maybe
provide the user also with some hook to modify the newly installed
system, possibly running the commands inside a chroot? Or simply passing
the (mount) path via environment variable or such.

But this will need some deeper hooking into to the installation code -
just spilling my thoughts here.

> So please consider this:
> Tested-by: Christoph Heiss <c.heiss at proxmox.com>
> Also, already left some review comments on the individual patches, but
> nothing too major.
> On Tue, Jan 23, 2024 at 06:00:35PM +0100, Aaron Lauterer wrote:

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