I have prepared a PXE-preseed-netinstall configuration for a cluster I am setting up. On all nodes, the install process works perfectly. But I have one node for which the installer freeze when installing the base system. I suspect a failure on disk (it is a hardware RAID, in fact).

Is there a way to store the logs of the install? This could maybe help to understand what is going on on that node...

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The installer logs to /var/log/installer

I believe the mini.iso uses the debian-installer: See this page for more info on debugging the installer:

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    thanks actually this part was important: Error messages and logs are redirected to the fourth console. You can access this console by pressing Left Alt+F4 . Thanks
    – Danduk82
    Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 17:01

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