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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How to specify default Ubuntu 16.04 installation language in isolinux/lang?

I previously used this command to set english as the default language for my unattended Ubuntu installation in 14.04 and it worked perfectly: echo en >> isolinux/lang For Ubuntu 16.04 this ...
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PXE Setup for Xenial prepends squashfs path with /cdrom

I've tried everything I can think of, but I must be missing something. I'm using a PXE setup that pulls everything from a web server to install 16.04. The "default" file contains: LABEL Ubuntu 16....
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I can not export the preseed.cfg file with kickstart configurator

I would like to create a preseed.cfg file for able to construct a Virtual Machine Vagrant automatically (with packer tool). For this I find a "kickstart configurator" application in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. ...
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Automatic Kickstart installation how to add ssh keys?

I maked a FAI using Kickstart principles. The only package added openssh-server, but if I try to use post installation scripts (for example) to add ssh authorized_keys in ~/.ssh/ installation stops by ...
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OS Installation via Mirror

I am trying to do fresh machine installation via Kickstart over HTTP. During the installation the installer failed to download from the mirror on looking at the installer logs I could notice errors ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 and later fails to find network interface when kickstart ks= boot option is used

I'm able to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.4 amd64 from the stock CD just fine, but when I use the CD with aks=http://path/to/ks.cfg boot option, the installer's network interface autodetection fails. I ...
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kickstart isolinux/txt.cfg default option not recognized

I am trying to kickstart an Ubuntu 15.10 installation, but the default option at the boot menu is not picked up for some reason. The syntax seems fine, and if I manually chose any of the options, It ...
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No HP RAID with ubuntu 12.04

I've just bought a pair of HP DL360 G9's which have an onboard RAID card, I've configured the RAID volume and put in my kickstart CD only to find that individual disks are visible (SDA, SDB, etc) ...
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Kickstart file not downloaded

I'm trying to automate the installation of Ubuntu Server 14.04LTS through PXE. I have set up a server that hosts DHCP, TFTP and HTTP. I have set up a DHCP scope with a PXE boot filename. I have copied ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu installer from connecting to Canonical

To be precise, I created PXE kickstart installation from ubuntu-15.10-server-amd64.iso with virt-install. After network detections it hangs for a long time trying to connect to Canonical server (which ...
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Preseed Ubuntu Server from USB (preseed not found)

I'm trying to make a USB installer for Ubuntu Server 14.04, but I'm having some trouble with the preseed file when booting from USB. I have a kickstart file and a preseed. The kickstart file works, ...
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unattended UBUNTU USB install with ks.cfg failed to Live

I have Dell Latitude E4310 and 14.04.3 LTS 64bit desktop ISO. Made ISO files copy, added ks.cfg and preseed files, made ISO as recommended in How do I create a completely unattended install of ...
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Kickstart file not working, getting no init found

I'm trying to make a kickstart file that installs ubuntu desktop and then installs some software. When i try my file: http://pastebin.com/TNTZbsZf the install drops to busybox, initramfs. The error ...
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Installer is not following the preseed file

I am trying to make an unattended install of Ubuntu using a preseed file. My issue is that, the installer is following the same old way even after placing the preseed file and writing entries in txt....
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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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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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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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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 installation 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 initrd=images/ubuntu/12.04-amd64/...
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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 ubunutu-...
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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 /...