Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I normally do all my installs via PXE server, but I'm building a custom CD for kvm installs that are not on the same vlan as my PXE server. I would prefer this CD was as small as possible and it fetched packages from the network like netinstall mini.iso CD does, but netinstall doesn't mount /cdrom like the server install CD does. I need the cdrom for preseed.

I've got my custom server install CD working, but it is still ~700MB. Trying to modify "dists/lucid/main/binary-amd64/Packages.gz" gives me no love as it complains that I've got a corrupt Packages.gz no matter what I do. I'd rather the preseeded mirror was used rather than CD once it gets the cdrom setup. Any ideas?

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

Start from an Ubuntu minimal CD, add essential packages via UCK and burn it.

share|improve this answer

You need to also regenerate the Releases.gpg file. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallCDCustomization

share|improve this answer
    
This shows me how to sign the Release file but it doesn't tell me how to deal with dependency hell. I only want the required debs on the CD to get me to the point where it can retrieve everything else from a mirror. –  Pete Ashdown Jan 21 '11 at 17:30

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.