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

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How to install the equivalent of Live CD Ubuntu 16.04 starting from the netboot image?

I want to install the equivalent of Live CD Ubuntu 16.04, starting with the netboot image The install is via preseeded PXE boot. In the preseed I've tried the ubuntu-desktop task: tasksel tasksel/...
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Ubuntu 16.04 desktop won't start after preseed automated installation

My ubuntu xenial doesn't want to start. Here what I see right after the BIOS: All preseed that I have tried: From help ubuntu I've tried to install with those preseeds with some different intel ...
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Preseed static network configuration does not work

Question Please suggest if there are mis-configurations or if the symptom is a known issue. Saw the other articles and set netcfg/choose_interface=eth0 as the boot parameter. Preseed doesn't ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS using PXE + preseed

Good afternoon, trying to set up Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installation with PXE-Server using a response file. Installation is successful, but the problem is that after setting up, there are no network ...
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How to get past Welcome (language) screen when automating install?

I have a working PXE boot, and can successfully install the 16.04 Desktop via PXE and NFS. Now I'm trying to automate the PXE install, and I can't get past the installation's "Welcome" screen that ...
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Debugging preseed/late_command for ubuntu 16.04 server: tee not found vs nonexistent directory

I am trying to run the following preseed file on a ubuntu 16.04 server machine (during a packer build): d-i preseed/late_command string \ in-target mkdir -v -p -m 0440 "/etc/sudoers.d"; \ in-target ...
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Where do I save my preseed file on installation media? Ubuntu 14.04.4 Server 64 bit

I am attempting to preseed a Ubuntu installation but all of the tutorials do not say where to save the preseed file to. They say to save it on the boot media and then pass the boot parameter preseed/...
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How to do the equivalent of a --force-overwite via a preseed file during installation?

I need to do something like this: Force apt-get to overwrite file installed by another package on a package that is auto installed at installation time via the preseed file. That means there is no ...
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Adding ufw rules during a preseeded installation

I've been trying to automatically add UFW rules to allow SSH access during an installation of 16.04 while using a preseed file. However, none of the documented methods result in port 22 being open ...
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How do I preseed encrypting just the root partition?

I have 3 partitions: EFI (/boot/efi), boot (/boot) and root (/). I want to encrypt just /. I can do this manually via the installer, but I want to preseed it. How do I define it? My (non-encrypted) ...
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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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preseed.cfg file for automatic installation of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I already have a preseed.cfg for installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS like this : choose-mirror-bin mirror/http/proxy string d-i base-installer/kernel/override-image string linux-server d-i clock-...
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automated Ubuntu Desktop 15.10 installation from local DVD with preseed

I want to do an automated Ubuntu Desktop 15.10 installation from local DVD, with preseed file fetched from remote HTTP server. Can anyone help me out here ?
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Ubuntu auto installation using netbooting

What are the necessary boot parameters for using preseed with netbooting? I have a preseed file in my local system. I am passing the boot parameters as boot=casper only-ubiquity initrd=/casper/initrd....
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ubuntu installation using preseed

I'm trying to do the unattended ubuntu installation using preseed.cfg. I am following the instruction as in http://searchitchannel.techtarget.com/feature/Performing-an-automated-Ubuntu-install-using-...
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netboot installation “pkgsel” failed

I am trying to do a pxe installation and after the base system getting installed, the installer fails at the menu item "Select & Install Software": On looking at the logs using Alt+f4. I could ...
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debconf-get-selections is not complete

I am researching preseeding/an unattended installation for MariaDB/MySQL. There are many resources online which are covering this procedure. My issue is the following, when I query for example: # ...
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Add another Tasksel option

I am preparing preseed file for Ubuntu, and I am wondering is it possible to define another (local) tasksel option and put there a list of packages I need.
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How to add preseed file in Ubuntu ISO?

I am creating an .iso for Ubuntu 15.10 . I virtually mount it and placed the preseed file to the right path. Rebuild the ISO successfully, but it's not bootable. Used the command below to rebuild the ...
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Same preseed file install U14.04 failed but U15.04 success

I have a arm server and it can install OS from U14.04 and U15.04 via preseed setting for long time ago. But,Now I use same preseed.cfg file,it install U15.04 success and got fail in U14.04.And got a ...
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ubuntu — Cobbler Installation - Running taskel error

I am installing ubuntu through cobbler ( using preseed file ) and when it comes to the point of select and install software and it is processed 11 %, it gives the installation step failed error. The ...
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preseed install freeze

I would like to create a Virtual Machine with ubuntu 15.10 for Vagrant. I use this preseed.cfg file already for install an Ubuntu 15.04 which run perfectly. But When a try to install an Ubuntu 15.10 ...
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Ubuntu Server Preseed network offiline

I have a preseed file that is doing some automation for an installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Server. At the point where the network hardware is auto-detected, however, it fails to find hardware and ...
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Installing Trusty Server from USB with Preseed

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server from USB with a preseed file. I've created a preseed file as detailed here and followed these instructions to create a bootable USB drive with the installer. I'm ...
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Setting up automated ubuntu 15.10 installation using preseed and USB

The ubuntu documentation on preseeding is quite vague. I am struggling to load my preseed file which is located in the root directory of my usb drive. If any one can provide me tips, links or ...
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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: /cdrom/...
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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 disk|...
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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 [Version:1.8.3+...
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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; I'...
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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 ...