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

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How to ignore grub install in preseed?

I have changed ubuntu.seed like this : ... d-i grub-installer/skip boolean true d-i lilo-installer/skip boolean true ... But it dosen`t work. Did i miss anything?
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Is it possible/feasible to recompile server kernel to support eMMC storage?

I need to preseed for an unattended install of Ubuntu 14.04 however from what I have found the only way to do so is simply use the server install instead of the desktop. The server install does not ...
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kickstart/preseed Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop (needs eMMC kernel support)

There are plenty of answers for this using the server install but due to the lack of eMMC storage support during the install its insufficient for my needs. My ultimate goal is to do install's of this ...
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Preseed with network-console with local authorized_hosts

Is there anyway to use a local authorized_keys file on a remastered dvd? I've tried the following: d-i network-console/authorized_keys_url string <file> With file being: ...
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where is the preseed.cfg file for ubuntu 15 desktop

Anyone know where I can find a preseed.cfg file for installing an Ubuntu 15.04 (or 15.10) Desktop version distribution ? I need this for creating a Vagrant box with Packer. Whereas I already a ...
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Ubuntu preseed file

I am working few days on this and I can't find any reasonable solution. My situation is: I need 2 hard disks on machine(vmware workstation) and one partition (sdb) is for swap and other is for ...
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How can I install from network sources using the generic Ubuntu Server CD?

I'm looking to add a mirror to an unattended, preseed'ed Ubuntu installation so that it will basically do a network install. It would be great if apt saw the network location and the local repo on ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 preseed LVM partitioning

I'm attempting to automate the installation of Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS using a preseed file, but I'm still getting prompted to confirm a Yes/No at a disk partitioning window. The question being asked is ...
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Use Preseed to chose install disks based on size or type

I have a preseed script that creates a raid mirror out of the two first disks (/dev/sda, /dev/sdb) d-i partman/early_command string \ DISKA=$(list-devices disk|head -n1);\ DISKB=$(list-devices ...
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Ubuntu MAAS not using pressed file?

Hi i am currently setting up a new MAAS Server! We had some old debian-installer preseed file which worked great on the old machine! Now on the new Machine which is running maas ...
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Xubuntu Core - Preseed issue

I am just trying to create automatic installation of Xubuntu core. Downloaded from here https://unit193.net/xubuntu/core/ This is how my txt.cfg looks like: default live-install label live-install ...
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ubuntu autoinstall interface names

It seems not possible on Ubuntu autoinstallations (14.04.3 and 15.04) to configure the right network interface via preseed. Ubuntu sometimes uses eth0, and sometimes interfaces like p2p1, or p1p3. I ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.10 mini iso preseed not recognized

I downloaded an Ubuntu mini iso from the Ubuntu website and want to do a fully automated install. I created a preseed file(preseed) I created an image with this file in the iso. When i try to start ...
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preseed partman expert recipe error

I'm trying to create a preseeded custom partitioning layout, but partman keeps failing. Here's a snipped from the preseed config: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string ...
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Quick way to test / verify a partman expert recipe

I'm busy writing a preseed config and keep running into issues with my partman expert recipe. Testing this on a host that has a slow internet connection means 10 - 15 minutes between iteration of ...
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installing specific kernel headers using preseed Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install a specific kernel using preseed. Below is the preseed configuration I have. I need to install specific kernel headers. Is my preseed correct? d-i mirror/suite string trusty ...
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Installing packages upon installation automatically

I commonly install/remove a bunch of software after installing Ubuntu, I wonder about the methods to automate it. Is anything like /etc/apt/packages where I could define which packages I want? ...
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Installing a specific Ubuntu release using preseeding

I am trying to install a specific Ubuntu image with mini iso: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty With minimal Ubuntu image, I was able to ...
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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 ...