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How do I create a completely unattended install of Ubuntu?

I need a CD or USB stick, that will install Ubuntu on a completely headless machine. Stick CD in and restart, no keyboard or screen should be involved. There are a few obstacles: The language ...
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Add Fake Display when No Monitor is Plugged In

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server that has no external monitor connected. I use NoMachine to remote control the machine. When I do so, the Unity/Gnome interface doesn't see any monitors connected, so I ...
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How can I force Ubuntu to boot on a stuck boot menu?

I have Ubuntu Server 11.04, but it is headless (no monitor). The only way I want to be able to access it is remotely via SSH. But, sometimes, say after a power loss, when the server restarts, it will ...
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How do I run PulseAudio in a headless server installation?

PulseAudio is the standard audio server in desktop installations. However in a server installation audio services and thus PulseAudio are not provided. How do I install and make use of PulseAudio in ...
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Set desktop resolution for standard 11.10 VNC server

Is it possible to specify a desktop resolution for the built-in ubuntu 11.10 vnc server? It defaults to 640x480 when I have no monitor connected (headless), and I can't find a way to change it. Does ...
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When machine is headless, user is no longer privileged

The core issue is: ANY gnome session not sitting ontop of a real physical/native display --or shadowing that display (ie. NXserver's shadow mode)-- has faulty privileges. Even when run as root! Any ...
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How do you run a GUI application without GUI (gui application as daemon on headless server)?

Okay, so I want to run a GUI application as daemon on a server without X. The application is a java program. It can be configured in a configuration file so the GUI is not necessary to use it. ...
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Getting system to boot in headless mode set-up without display problems

Previously I had Ubuntu 11.04 and I could boot with no monitor attached. Now I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 with autologin and I've found that is incapable of booting correctly if the monitor isn't ...
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How do I set up a headless server via VNC?

I'm trying to configure my system to run headless and access the desktop via VNC when necessary. It seems everytime I unplug the monitor while ubuntu is running, the system freezes and I am forced to ...
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How do I start chromium-browser in headless mode? extension “RANDR” missing on display “:99”

Ubuntu $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty Chromium chromium-browser --version Chromium 48....
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Server error (-5 - No address associated with hostname)

This seems to be a common problem with 12.04. I've done the searches and found various and sundry replies, but I've yet to find a solution to my situation. I've installed 12.04 32bit on a server box ...
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Boot to command line 12.04 (grub options not working) [duplicate]

I installed 12.04 Desktop because I want the option to run Unity in the future, but I PREFER to work headless via SSH. I changed the following in /etc/default/grub: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet ...
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Don't wait for user input on errors while booting

I'm running 11.04 server, headless, and at a certain point it didn't boot anymore: it just stopped. It seems like I made a mistake with some of the disks, the fstab or the raid config, anycase one of ...
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This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU [duplicate]

This is NOT a duplicate. The other answers do not apply to this situation. When trying to boot a 64 bit image in a headless VirtualBox, I get This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only ...
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How do I run Ubuntu in headless mode?

I would like to set up Ubuntu in headless mode - configured to operate without a monitor, keyboard, and mouse; probably without access to graphics hardware altogether. The rationale for this is: I ...