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

Aaron Lauterer a.lauterer at proxmox.com
Thu Feb 8 12:32:57 CET 2024

On 2/8/24 11:34, Christoph Heiss wrote:
> 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.

good point. I guess just checking if it parses without errors is okay for a first version. Will work on something for v3.

>> 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.

yeah, we had the idea floating around of providing a small tool similar to "arch-chroot" to easily chroot into the installation.

>> 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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