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At my company we are upgrading our hardware and I need to reinstall Ubuntu on ~15 laptops. Do you have any clues how to approach it? Do I need to sit in front of every machine and manually click through installation process? They are exactly the same machines and they need to be configured exactly the same way.

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You can check this solution:. http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/tutorials/unattended-ubuntu-installations

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Nanne Aug 9 '13 at 6:45
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The tutorial in the link was written for Ubuntu 10.04 which has already reached End of Life except for the Ubuntu Server and I seriously doubt that any of the 15 laptops mentioned in the question are going to be installed with Ubuntu Server. –  karel Aug 9 '13 at 6:51
    
In fairness to the tutorial, exactly the same should apply to current releases. Kickstart still exists. –  Oli Aug 9 '13 at 7:29
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  • You can install Ubuntu on one laptop.
  • Configure it and install all software you need.
  • Then make a bootable image of clonezilla.
  • Create an image of your new ubuntu on network filesystem (eg. nfs).
  • Clone the image on all laptops.
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