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Kickstart is an automatic installation method of Linux originally developed by RedHat. Answers to questions during installation are pre-defined in a kickstart file (Default: ks.cfg).

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steps to create kickstart server on ubuntu 14.04

Need step by step procedure for creating kickstart server on ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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Can you determine which packages are not being used at all when running a specific program

I want to create a custom Ubuntu server distro that automatically installs and runs a specific program only on the target machine. I've found a very good guide here: How to create a customized ubuntu ...
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PXE based insallation always sets hostname as 'kickseed'

I am using PXE based provisioning of Ubuntu 12.04.5. I have PXE, TFTP, DHCP server in place. All my configurations specified in kickstart file are set correctly except the hostname. The machine always ...
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How to install ubuntu 12.04 desktop os using kickstart

I want to install ubuntu 12.04 desktop os using the kickstart can any one help me please What type service need to install and on client install what to type where to type
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Ubuntu 14 LTS install via PXE using ks.cfg - No unity after install

I am trying to setup a PXE server with a ks.cfg to automate install. I have an apt-cache based repo. This is to serve as a host for nearly 200 machines. The installation goes fine, but at the end, ...
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Completing a “minimal virtual machine” install with a kickstart file

I have built an unattended setup ISO for Ubuntu 12.04.4 using instructions provided on the community wiki, however, I'm having a hard time with two specific pieces of the install: The installer ...
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Installing ubuntu from customized live CD

So basically I modified an installation iso file. To be specific I added a kickstart file to it to automate the installation of ubuntu 14.04.1 i386, I modified the isolinux/txt.cfg file to make it use ...
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Ubuntu does not follow the preseed file for network settings

I am trying to automate Ubuntu installations using Cobbler and preseed. I referred to this officical sample seed file for Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/installation-guide/example-preseed.txt ...
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14.04 LTS Netboot Error

![PXE netboot failure with custom repo and kickstart][1] I have the same issue. It works fine with 12.04, but fails with the same config on 14.04. Is this a bug? I have an image of the output but ...
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“No root file system is defined” when using kickstart

We are using Physical server and are in process of Automated “ubuntu-12.04.1-server-amd64” OS installation on it. There are two HDD for OS installation purpose and there are RAID1 relation between ...
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Automated installation of “ubuntu-12.04.1-server-amd64”

The physical server contains two HDD, and Raid1 mirror relation has been established between them as shown in attachment. In ks.cfg , the information related to partitioning as as follow: #Partition ...
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Boot Options for Kickstart install method not recognized

I'm successfully installing 12.04 using PXE, as shown below: label ubuntu12.04 menu label Ubuntu 12.04 kernel images/ubuntu/12.04-amd64/linux append ...
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Official kickstart documentation for Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS?

I need to create a complex Kickstart script for Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. The "Automatic Installation" manual says: Missing features As yet, the Ubuntu installer only supports a subset of ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS Kickstart ignores all partitioning commands

We need to use PXE netboot to deploy multiple identical Ubuntu 12.04 LTS servers. I've tried various Kickstart config files and was ALWAYS thrown into the installer's partitioning screen. The ...
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Preseeding Ubuntu 12.04 ignores partitioning scheme

I've been battling with this problem for a couple of weeks now. I'm trying to automate the installation of Ubuntu servers using PXE and Kickstart. I've managed to fix most problems I've run in to ...
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Locked down quick boot to cd only

I am looking to make up some patron surfing/document writing laptops for our local library. I would like them to boot to a cd without a hard drive in such a way so that the computer starts up swiftly ...
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pkgsel failed for openstack

If I run the command from Ubuntu 12.4.2: tasksel --list-tasks the output shows openstack as one of the tasks, but in a kickstart file if I use %package @openstack Then it says can't find the ...
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Ubuntu Kickstart/seed file - weak password

I have used the kickstart generator tool to generate a kickstart/preseed file for ubuntu KVM installations which has worked well until now. It stopped working when I switched over to using a very weak ...
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Install Ubuntu Server from CentOS Kickstart

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 Server 64 Bit through my Kickstart CentOS 6.4 Server (which is working perfectly for RHEL/CentOS). Please find my PXE file here. kernel ...
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Preseeding/Kickstart Ubuntu install

I am trying to achieve the following: I have created a kickstart script as adviced here: Automatic Installation - help.ubuntu.com and want to run it from the live session, without passing a boot ...
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Restart installer on any error (PXE with cobbler)

I provision few boxes using PXE with Cobbler. My network is not very stable, so sometimes the installation fails. The installer is not able to retrieve a package. Is it possible to make the ...
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How to create an Ubuntu Desktop kickstart CDROM on 12.04?

I want to create a kickstart image through CDROM on Ubuntu 12.04, but I am not having success.
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Where is a list of available package groups for kickstart?

Due to (very) long-time bug in system-config-kickstart, the package selection section does not list available packages, one has to edit the ks.cfg: This question explains how. An example given in ...
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failed to load file amd-ucode/micrcode_amd.bin kickstart vm

new kickstart iso.. when I restart my ubunutu server I get the following error ubuntu failed to load file amd-ucode/microcode_amd.bin I tried to search for the file on my "regularly" installed ...
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Unattended install without swap

I'm following the instructions at How do I create completely unattended install for Ubuntu? to create an unattended install. This will be installed on a VM, so I would like to disable swap. If I just ...
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PXE boot of Ubuntu Server 12.04 stops at Grub-PC config

I am attempting to do unattended installation of ubuntu from pxe server. Everything seems to be working fine until it gets to "grub-pc" configuration that require confirmation that I want to continue ...
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Unable to install 12.10 with PXE

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 with PXE (Cobbler) and Kickstart from a local server. At some point, the installation stops telling me it cannot upload a file from mirror. The install log on the ...
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How to run “gsettings” command inside a kickstart file?

I want to create an unattended installation cd of Ubuntu 12.04 with several customizations. I've written a kickstart file to do so, and it works perfectly. (I know that preseed technology exists, but ...
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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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Where do I add boot parameters to use ks.cfg

I created a kickstart file ks.cfg and then I have put that in the bootable disk*(Ubuntu 10.04)* and then added the following line to the isolinux.cfg linux ks=ks.cfg and have not removed any other ...
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Kickstart file is ignored by the installer

I have fallowed this guide to create a kickstart file to install ubuntu automatically. However the problem is that when I boot the menu item label autoinstall menu label ^Auto install kernel ...