I am in the process of creating an automated install disc for Ubuntu Server 10.10. Is it possible to setup package selection within the preseed file (what groups of packages to install etc.)? If so how can this be done.
At a high level, the key part of creating is a preseed file that can specify options that the installer asks you. An example preseed file can be found at the debian website. The example provides most of the options that you may want to modify.
When it gets down to implementation, there are a few more steps to be followed:
Don't remove existing values unless you know what you're doing
You need to add the
Your iso is at
This answer concern debian, but it is probable that will work for ubuntu also, and in any case can be a useful bit of information: create non-interactive installers
Ok, I spent WAY too much time figuring out how to get this to work. Shroff, your example, though close, isn't quite there.
At least the last part of it.
The last step, with the mkdir CD_root, and mkisofs is slightly off.
If you did the
The next steps get fuzzy in your example. The editing the text.cfg, and placement of pressed.txt (name I used) is right. So the following:
I was lost when dealing with the isolinux/isoliunux.bin, and the CD_root. Appartnetly the copy-paste you stole from syslinux website doesn't apply to the ubuntu images.
Hope this helps everyone else!