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

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How can I set up the Trusty Desktop ISO for preseeding?

With Precise, I used to create a USB stick using the so-called "Alternate" installer DVD with my own preseed.txt, update isolinux/txt.cfg with a new menu item that would pass my preseed file on the ...
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Preseed Ubuntu installation with full disk encryption

I am trying to set up Ubuntu full disk encryption using preseeding. I was able to set things up correctly following the preseed file presented here. But I do not want to provide the default password ...
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Preseeding does not work properly in Ubuntu 14.04

We use the preseed method to automate the installation process since Ubuntu 10.04. In particular, we use the pkgsel/include parameter to preinstall a set of packages. Up to Ubuntu 12.04 everything ...
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MAAS - use different preseeds-scripts based on zone or tag

I would like to use different preseeds-scripts based on the MAAS zone. But I think this isn't possible at the moment, maybe there is another solution how to use different preseeds-scripts based on ...
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Trusty Images for Openstack

I 'm in the prozess of creating Trusty images for Openstack. What I have noticed is that the net-install with preseed creates an image of 1.9 GB. I just need a VM with openssh. Is it possible to ...
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I cannot install via netinstall without trusty-updates or trusty-security repositories disabled

I'm trying the network installation (preseed) of trusty suite. But apparently the commands: pkgsel pkgsel/upgrade select none d-i pkgsel/upgrade select none pkgsel pkgsel/update-policy ...
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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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How do I write a preseed file to exactly reproduce a default server build?

I'm trying to provision a batch of virtual servers. They are 100% nothing special - I go through the default install selecting English/UK, primary network eth0, hostname, default user, regular ...
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Preseed file whith ufw command do not work

In Trusty the command ufw ufw/enable boolean true works very well, but the ufw ufw/allow_known_ports multiselect SSH do not work. Why?
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Specify point release on d-i preseeding

Can I specify point release, say, "12.04.3" instead of "precise" in preseed.cfg for kickstart installation? When I specify precise in d-i mirror/suite like d-i mirror/suite precise it will ...
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How to preseed installation whithout formatting and mounting a specific partition?

I want to make a unattended installation of the Ubunbu Server 12.04 LTS using preseed. My partition layout needs to create a partition without formatting and mounting it. How can I do that?
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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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Advice for troubleshooting a (url) preseed file?

I'm working on my first preseed file, and to avoid having to re-burn a DVD every time I make a change, I'm hosting it on a webserver and loading it with preseed/url=... To load the preseed, I'm ...
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Unattended installation xubuntu

I'm trying to setup an unattended install of Xubuntu 13.10. It currently picks up all the settings but it still requires me to click next on each screen. I understand editing the xubuntu.seed isn't ...
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how to unity avoid in preseed file ubutu12.04

I wrote a preseed file for the Ubuntu 12.04 installation. But I want to avoid the unity-desktop. Is there any way to do this? and another thing is I tried to use cryptic password and generated by ...
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How can I accept Microsoft EULA agreement for ttf-mscorefonts-installer in the preseed file?

How can I accept Microsoft EULA agreement for ttf-mscorefonts-installer in a preseeded install - that is, what d/i foo/bar command do I need to add to my preseed file?
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How to preseed installing grub to a device during installation without prompt?

I am trying to do a fully automated ubuntu preseed installation. I am stuck because I cannot preseed the answer to installing grub on a device other than /dev/sda without having to manually hit ...
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Automate Ubuntu 12.04 vm in kvm

I am trying to automate using virt-install + preseed, ubuntu12.04 vm's with kvm. I need the vm's to be hosted on specific lvm volumes I had created for each one. When I run the script I get: ERROR ...
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How To Include Additional Software In preseed.cfg For Ubuntu Server 13.10

I am doing fully automated installation of Ubuntu Server (Saucy) 13.10 and also wants to include custom additional softwares,The Format of preseed.cfg is: d-i debian-installer/locale string en_US ...
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How can I preseed commands to run after the preseed reboot?

During an automated preseed installation, how can I run a script just once after the final reboot? My use case is provisioning a machine with salt, as called by a foreman. Foreman gives me a ...
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Unattended Ubuntu installation LVM confirmation

I am working on getting an unattended install iso setup for deploying the current LTS of Ubuntu (12.04.3) and have everything just the way I want it, except it is still asking for me to confirm the ...
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How do you preseed an ssh key?

I tried this: d-i preseed/late_command string mkdir -p /target/root/.ssh d-i preseed/late_command string cp /cdrom/id_rsa.pub /target/root/.ssh/authorized_keys d-i preseed/late_command string chmod ...
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EFI and working LVM partman-auto/expert_recipe?

I have an LVM based recipe that used to work on non-EFI based systems. How do I recreate the same recipe so that it works in EFI/UEFI mode? I have the following recipe right now (and I've tried ...
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Installing linux-generic-lts-quantal in 12.04.3 via preseed

I'm struggling with getting this working. The problem is, the backported raring kernel breaks OVS. So we need the quantal kernel. I've tried this in my preseed: d-i ...
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How the installer can find my preseed.cfg file?

Am following the Ubuntu help(Automating the installation using preseeding) and created the preseed.cfg file. Am trying to install "Ubuntu 12.04 LTS" using USB so kept the preseed.cfg file in top ...
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Is it possible to ask arbitrary questions in the preseed during ubuntu install

I have built an automatic installation system for building nodes from bare metal, it produces a pretty basic install, then installs puppet and contacts the puppetmaster for the rest of the ...
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Ubuntu preseed partman gets partition type and size wrong

I want to write a partman recipe in my Ubuntu 12.04 server installer preseed file to partiton my disk. I want it to make the following partitions: BIOS boot area for supporting GPT type partition ...
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Why am I getting “apt-setup/security_host ubuntu doesn't exist” while instaling from pressed?

I am trying to install the 12.04 desktop using preseed file, same file I use for 12.04 server installation. It works fine for the server but on desktop I am getting: apt-setup/security_host ubuntu ...
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Is it possible to avoid the question at softwarechoice during installation?

I remastered your Lubuntu-Alternate-Iso, added own packages an a new preseed-file which works fine and is exactly what i was searching for. There is one problem left, where i found no help using ...
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Long pause in pxe/preseed install

I'm encountering a long pause during unattended (preseeded) install of precise server via pxe. The install eventually works, but appears to just sit there for 20 or 30 minutes after it authenticates ...
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Multiple Preseeds

I just installed and successfully did a test MAAS installation using the generic preseed that comes with MAAS. My organization is looking at MAAS to scale our Ubuntu-based infrastructure, and we were ...
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preseed with LVM and crypto fails with “An error occured while creating the keyfile.”

I am trying to set up a preseed installation that will automate most of the installation of a desktop computer with Ubuntu 13.04. Disk partitioning with LVM works fine, but I need to encrypt the ...
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Ubuntu Preseed set Norwegian Keyboard?

It's been a couple of days now that I am trying to make a fully automated unattended installation. I managed to make it work with Ubuntu/Cobbler and a preseed file, but I cannot set the correct ...
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How do I setup a fine grained preseed with tasksel set to manual?

I am trying to preseed a netboot install of Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) x64. Work Setup My preseed configuration works fine as long as tasksel is not set to manual. For example: [...] d-i ...
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installation under vmware gets into installation loop

I'm instlling Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on VMware servers. I use preseed to automate the installation. The problem I have is that once the CD-ROM image is attached to the virtual machine, and the BIOS is ...
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How do I remove the 'Write the Changes to the Disks?' question during preseed?

I am pretty new to Ubuntu and Linux. I have spent a lot of time trying to get an unattended install up and running for my Headless Server. As it stands I have everything almost there but when ...
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Is it possible to use the conditional arguments in a preseed?

I am trying to create a preseed.cfg that is usable for a CD based installation and a network based installation. I figured the easiest way to do this would be to use a bash conditional "if". As part ...
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Ubuntu preseed - disable i386/multiarch

I'm installing servers with pre-seeding but our local mirror only has amd64 packages. Yet, installer tries to fetch sources for i386 packages as well and basically strolls on it for a while during ...
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How can I configure preseed to use a drive ONLY if it exists?

Some of the machines that I'm provisioning have a separate /dev/sdb to be used for /home, and some only have a single disk. Is there a way I can set up preseed so that if /dev/sdb exists, it uses ...
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Doing an unattended PXE installation from a local NFS volume?

I'm trying to configure unattended Ubuntu Desktop (12.10) installations booting from PXE. I've got it working, but since I had to use the initrd.gz and kernel from the mini iso, it appears only to be ...
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How to modify Ubuntu Precise .iso preseed?

I'm trying to modify the installation sequence of Ubuntu Precise. I need add a repository package inside the iso. I make my own apt repository mirror and add my own packages with reprepro ...
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How do I automate the installation of acroread?

I would like to install acroread via script without interaction. Is there a way to pre-accept the license agreement?
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How can I preseed package installation without a network connection?

I am working to create an unattended offline installation of the Ubuntu Server 12.04. I have everything preseeded so far, but I still can't figure out how to install other packages without requiring ...
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How do I preseed multiple partitions on one disk; /tmp /data /usr swap?

trying to get preseeding on 12.04 64bit with what should be a basic setup to work: /dev/sda - the only drive beeing used / - rootfs - 100GB /boot - 1GB /tmp - 10GB /data - should take all available ...
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How to enable lubuntu-12.10-alternate-amd64.iso to PXE network install the graphical desktop?

I have successfully used lubuntu-12.10-alternate-amd64.iso to PXE network install a server. But so far, I have not been able to get the desktop login installed regardless what I put in in the preseed ...
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Preseed create two empty partitions (“do not use”) with partman

I have a question about preseeding. I need to create a simple partition table like this: / 10 G EXT3 primary swap 8 G SWAP primary 100G "Do not use" primary (to be ...
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Continue with out a default route? [duplicate]

I am doing a complete unattended install of Ubuntu 12.04. I am doing static network configuration. Here is content for Static network configuration from the preseed file. d-i netcfg/disable_dhcp ...
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Detect processor during preseed post-install script

Is it possible to detect the processor, such as by uname -p, from within a preseed post-install script? uname -p returns unknown, and in-target uname -p returns nothing. I ask because I need to fetch ...
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How to use existing partition in preseeded installation?

I have a machine with 4 partitions: sda1 - root sda2 - swap sda3 - tmp sda4 - documents When I run the installation I don't want to repartition the disk. Now I read on ...
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Preseeding: Can't access cdrom?

At work we often need to install Ubuntu Server and several extra packages while offline. To make this faster, I'm creating a custom Ubuntu Server install via preseeding (following this documentation: ...