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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Avoid upgrading to latest packages during installation

I would like to install the packages available on ISO and skip upgrading the to the latest. This can be done by using USB for installation and skipping network configuration step. How can this be ...
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Appending a package to Ubuntu ISO [duplicate]

I am trying to include a package to an ubuntu ISO. I have googled and found some solutions with kickstart. But, I dont want to automate the partitioning and all. I wish it to appear like a normal ...
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Kickstart in ubuntu desktop version ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64

I have successfully created unattended/kickstsrt installation on ubuntu server version ubuntu-14.04.2-server-amd64 without any GUI packages using below link. How do I create a completely unattended ...
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Unattended installation using kickstart and preseed gives blank screen

I have build my own custom image of ubuntu server 14.04.2 for an unattended installation using kickstart and preseeding, and it all looks good, but when the installation finishes it gives me nothing ...
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Where do I put Ubuntu server post install script files

Using the kickstart app, I can create a (I presume) bash script to run after the install finished in a chroot environment. If I have pre-writtren scripts and config files to copy over, can I include ...
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Issues with Unattended Ubuntu Installl from USB

*****UPDATE: I have now implemented a hack which solves this problem. I am still looking for help as I don't really consider the hack a solution. I booted shell (alt+f4) once the computer hung-up on ...
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Unattended Offline Edubuntu 14.04 Install

I am looking for a way to do this offline with Edubuntu 14.04 desktop. It would install much faster and better for large-scale deployments. It seems that contrary to some guides, kickstart is no ...
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How to make lubuntu ready for network installation

I have installed Lubuntu 14.04. Installed and configured my required software's working. Now i need this setup to be installed for more than 400 computers via network installation (all software's also ...
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Kickstart file choose network interface for Ubuntu 14.04 installation

I have this kickstart file from https://wiki.rit.edu/display/KGCOELTSP/Example+Kickstart+File there the network configuration is mentioned as: network --bootproto=dhcp --device=eth0 But I want the ...
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Remove Packages From Ubuntu Install Disk

So I am trying to make an Ubuntu installer with a custom ISO, and I want to know how I can not only stop packages that would normally install, but be able to completely remove them from the ISO ...
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Manipulating the installer dialog when running a kickstart/preseed install

When you run an unattended install, various information flashes by about the packages being installed, and otherwise what the installer is doing. Installing this package, configuring this, setting up ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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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 ...