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Advice for troubleshooting a (url) preseed file?

I'm working on my first preseed file, and to avoid having to re-burn a DVD every time I make a change, I'm hosting it on a webserver and loading it with preseed/url=... To load the preseed, I'm ...
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Automatic installation of Ubuntu 12.04 with kickstart in web

I am going to install Ubuntu 12.04 in virtualbox with ubuntu alternate iso file and ks.cfg file hosted in local server. I am supplying ks=192.168.1.4:8080/ks.cfg as kernel paramter but still the ...
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Configuring PXE in Ubuntu to install Windows XP

I am using Ubuntu server with Windows XP clients connected over LAN. I want to configure PXE so that I can install Windows through PXE boot itself. I am a beginner in Linux field. So explain the ...
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OS upgrade `on-the-fly`

I wonder if there is a way how to install newer version of OS, let's say 14.04 (when it comes) on the second partition of my server disk from within running OS (e.g. Ubuntu 12.04), then change grub ...
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Is there a tool like Juju or Chef that I can use to automate the set up of my computer?

There are a lot of tools (chef, puppet, juju) out there to automate server deployments and set ups. How can these be used for automating my laptop set up? I want to be able to do nothing but run a ...
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Ubuntu Preseed set Norwegian Keyboard?

It's been a couple of days now that I am trying to make a fully automated unattended installation. I managed to make it work with Ubuntu/Cobbler and a preseed file, but I cannot set the correct ...
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Creating custom tasksel recipes for preseed.

I am trying to work on Automation installation. As for that i create a preseed on Ubuntu 12.04. And lucky its working perfect. But i want it more smarter. Like in pre-install script i mentioned ...
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How to script a reinstall (apt repo's and installed packages)

I need to wipe my hard drive and reinstall Ubuntu. /home is on a separate partition, so I can back that up to a backup drive, then copy it back to the wiped drive, install ubuntu, and point it at the ...
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Installation automation

Use case: When I install Ubuntu on another computer, I need to: install all the packages that I use; make some config changes; svn checkout some projects; git clone some projects; setup ...
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Bad archive mirror using PXE boot method

I'm trying to automatically install Ubuntu on a client PC by using the PXE BOOT method....my Objectives are below: I am following the steps given in this link installation using PXE BOOT the server ...
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How to set up a default system configuration (packages, config)?

I need a way to customize my system automatically either at install time or right after. Example (system just finished installing): Install a custom list of packages (e.g. gimp, inkscape, certain ...
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Installing Ubuntu server on 180 machines - what tool(s) do I have (except clonezilla) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to clone Ubuntu installation (copying to identical hardware) I need to install Ubuntu on 180 servers. Since all are identical hardware, I want to install ...
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Preseeding Ubuntu Server

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 ...