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I'm selling my old netbook with a clean version of Ubuntu 10.10 (the last version I was using on it) installed. Is it possible to install Ubuntu in such a way that the new buyer can choose his own username, password, computer name, etc., or must I do that myself?

I'm not sure if there's a technical term for this sort of installation, but I'm referring to it as a "showroom" installation, as it's how the OS might behave if you were buying it new off the showroom floor.

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It is called oem installation . – Alaukik May 10 '11 at 16:59
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The normal boot cd has an option for this. Just download the normal iso from here and boot from it and then press any key and select OEM install .

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