Questions relating to preseeding (which provides a way to automatically answer questions asked during the installation process).

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how do I configure preseed to populate the hostname from DHCP and not stop at the `configure the network` section during an unattended installation?

I'm trying to setup an unattended Ubuntu server install using preseed for my Hadoop cluster nodes. The hostnames are associated with MAC addresses by using a static map on my router. During ...
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preseed/late_command ubuntu server 15.04

I'm having issues with the preseed/late_command on ubuntu 15.04 amd64 server install (cmd line install) d-i preseed/late_command string in-target wget http://url returns with exit code 1 and the ...
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How to add user defined cloud-config preseed in MAAS

I would like to have a custom cloud-config ran upon deploy on all instances controlled and managed by MAAS. This seems like a pretty standard operation and doesn't seem to far from the beaten path; ...
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Display message during Ubuntu installation

I'm using Preseed to install Ubuntu Desktop. I have early_command settings which download some scripts/files and then launch a script. Depending on the result of the script, I need to display a ...
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avoid partition messages with unnatended preseed file

I'm configuring an unnatended installation with one NTFS partition (to be used later) and then root, swap and home partitions. d-i keeps asking me about the first partition, and I want to avoid that ...
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preseed early_script to detect NTFS

I have a PXE server, which permit to deploy Ubuntu images. But some users have already a Windows system, and I would like to detect if Windows is already installed or not on the client machine. I ...
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Skip creation of a normal user account at automated install

I use d-i passwd/make-user boolean false in preseed.cfg but installer asks me username for creation. Is there any way to skip default user creation.
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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 ...
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Unattended Installation for Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop?

I am trying to make unattended ubuntu installation for ubuntu14.04 desktop using preseeding file. i have used this link for creating preseed file. ...
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Nested crypto(luks) partitioning in ubuntu preseed

It is easy to define nested luks partitioning in ubuntu environment using following commands cryptsetup luksFormat /dev/sda(i) {entering passphrase: xxxxx} cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sda(i) some_name1 ...
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preseed file and installation script

I am using a preseed file to auto install ubuntu 12.04. I create a normal user account (able to use sudo), I skip the creation of a root account. At the end of the file I have put this (seen it from ...
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Preseed with new packages

I'm doing an unattended installation (preseeded) with Ubuntu 14.04. I want to install additional packages during installation. I used: d-i pkgsel/include openssh-server In my preseed file, but ...
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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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How to modify a preseed file concerning hard drives

I have made good use of the preseed discussions. The one that I am struggling with is to alter the preseed file for this scenario. There are two physical drives and the first drive is setup as '/' ...
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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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I have two Preseed files, one is “corrupted” and other is fine

I have a working preseed file that I cobbled to together manually. Ubuntu 14.04.1 likes this file and will installed in a completely unattended manner. I then took and wrote some C# to write out ...
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How to prevent the deployment process from accessing DNS server?

I noticed that when deploying a virtual machine while using a preseed, the host name specified in the preseed is ignored and the one from DNS server is used instead. Detailed description The Ubuntu ...
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Kernel panic while booting preseed ISO for 14.04.2

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/UnattendedCD I'm following these instructions, attempting to set up a preseed install. When I boot the resulting ISO in vmware, it kernel panics: ...
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Preseed doesn't automatically select network interface on Ubuntu 14.04; automated install needs human input

I'm trying to setup an unattended Ubuntu Server 14.04 installation from PXE. I initially tried using Kickstart. This worked okay except that the partition manager required user confirmation and so ...
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Trusty partman preseed is ignoring partition sizes

Been going round and round on this, but no matter what I do, my partition sizes are incorrect. Using the below recipe, I get an 8 TB / partition when I should be getting 100GB. Did something change? ...
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Preseed installation of 14-04-server from USB — disk selection

I'm doing an unattended installation of Ubuntu-14.04-server with a USB drive and a preseed file on different type of servers (HP Proliant ML110, ML310, ML350, etc). This preseed file contains multiple ...
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At ubuntu server boot cli, how can I check if internet is configured?

Basically I want to preseed ubuntu server set up but it keeps on saying file can't be loaded, so I was thinking maybe there is something wrong with my internet connection. But there is no ping or ...
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What is the preseed setting to configure a disk partition as a Power PReP boot partition?

I am attempting to automate an Ubuntu installation on a Power8 system. But I'm not sure what the format type should be for the boot partition. I know that it needs to be PReP, but I can't seem to find ...
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Using preseed options to specify path of install files?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a PXE server, and I'm experimenting with preseed files. I've been looking specifically for the preseed option that lets me specify the path for the ...
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Ubuntu PXE installation is not asking for the hostname or domain [duplicate]

I'm using a PXE server for installing systems in my network. I want it to ask for the hostname and domain on every install instead of asigning 'kickseed' everytime. I cannot figure out what is causing ...
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How to create ubuntu installation preseed file

I am manually installing Ubuntu on the laptop from USB drive (ISO image). I would like to record my answers to the installation questions(language, keyboard layout, disk partitioning etc) and create ...
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Preseed Failed with wget

I have this strange issue. I am doing a netboot + using local mirrors of trusty 14.04 I have done the following to PXE boot the installer label trusty-amd64-manual kernel ...
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How to automate configuration of legacy wireless drivers during installation

Perhaps the most common roadblock in deploying Linux on donated machinery is getting them to access the wireless network, due to the known issues with supporting legacy Broadcom drivers. Instead of ...
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preseed partioning manually doesn't work

I have preseeded Ubuntu 14.04 using this file. http://get.megam.co/preseed.cfg. I use netboot to boot and test the ubuntu server install. I have 2 HDDs. When I boot with the usb drive with the ...
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Preseed ignoring “disable_dhcp”

I'm trying to preseed a VM on an ESXi server, using Packer. Problem I'm having right now is that whatever the options I've put in the preseed file (see below), the installer keeps telling me that no ...
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How to configure RAID + 2 LVM volumes via preseed?

Internally, we use Ubuntu (14.04 Trusty) on our workstations, and until now we've done all of our builds by hand, including the creation of RAID/LVM/LUKS-encrypted volumes. This doesn't scale, and ...
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Where to put preseed.cfg on flash drive install?

I am trying to boot a machine to the Ubuntu Server installer without a local monitor or keyboard. Therefore I want it to start the installation with a preseed that setups up SSH with a user and pass. ...
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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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pxe boot, IPV6 delays installer 15 minutes

Using Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Looking through the log I can see the below error is shown 6 times. ##IPv6 addrconf: prefix with wrong length 48 With around 3 minutes apart each other Dec 7 04:18:42 ...
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Preseed - don't ask about the keyboard

In my 14.04 preseed file, it keeps prompting me for the "Country of origin" and "Keyboard layout", even though my preseed file should prevent that from happening. I've tried every permutation of the ...
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Display does not work after preseeded network install

I used the netinstaller and a preseed file to preseed several Ubuntu Server installs. This worked fine, and I can SSH into the machines. However, if I go down to the server room and plug in a VGA ...
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How do I preseed/partman/recipe two disks

I'm essentially trying to put /usr/local/ on /dev/sdb, and the normal boot/root/swap on sda. To complicate things, I've had to use GPT since the disk is >6TB. Seems no matter what I try, the SDB drive ...
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Preseeding 3.16 hardware enablement kernel requires manual update-initramfs

I'm preseeding a 14.04 Trusty install, on a machine which requires a driver fix from the 3.16 kernel, which is the one which goes with 14.10 Utopic. The easiest way to get this kernel is to install ...
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Preseed values for keyboard-configuration [duplicate]

I'd like to activate ctrl+alt+backspace on multiple pcs (Ubuntu 14.04) using dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration I don't want to do the dialog every time so i tried: debconf-get-selections | ...
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Reusing disk partition during ubuntu installation

is there a way to tell partman to re-use current disk layout/lvm layout when using preseeding? either that or bypass partman completely? i'm using a custom preseed file with my own partman recipe. but ...
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What is the best way to enable more than one network interface in a preseed (trusty)?

I need to enable both network interfaces on nodes that I deploy using MAAS. What is the recommended way to do that. Right now, only a single interface (eth0) is getting enabled. Do I modify the ...
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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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customizing the maas curtin (fastpath) preseed install

I've been trying, unsuccessfully, to find documentation/examples on how to customize various things using the fastpath installer. This document gives a high-level overview. A more practical example ...
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Is there any reference or material about the preseed file of MaaS Fast Installer?

These days, I have tried to assign IP address to a node using the fast path installer (curtin). In automatic installation procedure, we can assign a ip address to the primary network interface using ...
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Tasksel error in 14.04 preseed

I have a 14.04 preseed that errors and bails out with this being reported to syslog: Jul 23 17:54:12 pkgsel: starting tasksel Jul 23 17:54:13 in-target: Unknown option: debconf-apt-from Jul 23 ...
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Trusty preseed error

I have a preseed file that installs Trusty but the install is giving me this error: Jul 22 17:52:42 in-target: Setting up sysv-rc (2.88dsf-41+deb7u1) ... Jul 22 17:52:42 in-target: info: Reordering ...
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Setting up USB flash drive for preseed

I've been trying to install ubuntu-server on an old laptop. It has a screen and keyboard but the "u" and "p" keys don't work so I can't type sudo or apt. I thus could not set up ssh using the generic ...
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Installing EFI to Raid 1 using partman and seed file, on both drives

So my question is, Is it possible to install the EFI partition onto both drives when doing a seed install on Ubuntu? That way if one drive goes, the relevant efi partition/data is there on the second ...
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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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How do I configure a preseed to continue on a specific error?

I have a complex partman configuration that stops on a "partman-auto-lvm/vg_create_error". When I hit "Continue" I get a perfect working installation. How can I ignore this error? Is there any way to ...