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

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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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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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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 Do not follow Preseed file for network settings

I am trying to automate Ubuntu installations using Cobbler and preseed. I refered this officical sample Seed file for Ubuntu https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/installation-guide/example-preseed.txt I ...
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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 ...
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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 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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Why doesn't atomic partition scheme work?

My preseed file specifies the atomic scheme: d-i partman-auto/choose_recipe select atomic But I'm getting a /home partition that's wasting most of my disk. How do I debug this?
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Can't automate user creation with preseeding

I'm creating KVM guest with following virt-install options and preseed.cfg, and always user creation dialog "[!!] Set up users and passwords" is shown. How do I automate that section with preseeding? ...
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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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Preseed proxy setting for local repository

I'm trying to set up a preseed configuration for Ubuntu 14.04 network installation from the example on the official documentation. I am affected by the proxy bug on choose-mirror. I'm using an ...
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How can I customize the Ubuntu installer?

I would like to know how can I customize the Ubuntu installer NOT customize Ubuntu, I just want to modify the installer. We have a large environment here with lots of developers and since we don't ...
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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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14.04 LTS Netboot Error

![PXE netboot failure with custom repo and kickstart][1] I have the same issue. It works fine with 12.04, but fails with the same config on 14.04. Is this a bug? I have an image of the output but ...
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Why won't the Ubuntu 12.04 installer use my preseed file?

Here is my preseed file: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string lvm d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm boolean true d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm_span boolean true ...
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PXE Linux kernel line for Preseed

I want to setup a Preseed for my Edubuntu 12.04 on my PXE Server, running PXE Linux but I can't seem to figure out how to add the Preseed. LABEL Install edUbutnu Junior 12.04 x86 MENU LABEL ...
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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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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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Preseed Ubuntu Desktop install

I have remastered a normal desktop amd64 iso you can officially download. With the following contents of isolinux/isolinux.cfg the preseed works fine: default live label live menu ...
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Disable confirmation for LVM in preseed file?

I'm not sure which debconf option should I use to bypass this disk change confirmation: And does the order of debconf commands matters ?
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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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Xubuntu 14.04 will not boot after preseed installation

I recently set up Xubuntu 14.04 installation using preseed, and ran into a couple of problems during boot time. At first, right after the installation completed during first boot the system ...
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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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Remove packages by using preseed file PXE ubuntu 12.04 installation

I am using this syntax in my preseed file to remove libreoffice package from installation: d-i preseed/early_command apt-get remove libreoffice; It returns code error 127 upon booting the client. I ...
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How can I remove packages using preseed?

I'm setting up an automated "no questions asked" preseed system and using Dustin Kirkland's server preseed as an example. He uses the following line to install three packages as part of the ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Network interface bonding via preseed script

Is there any possibility to use a preseed-script to configure a bonding network interface? Or maybe some other way of automatically configure bonding interfaces if they are available in the same ...
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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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preseed script: No root file system found

I have the following preseed script. I am getting "No root file system found". d-i partman-auto/init_automatically_partition select some_device # force gpt label type for all disks now d-i ...
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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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Preseed value for installing Grub on Ubuntu 14.04 unattended

I'm running into issues installing grub using the preseed on an unattended installation. This has worked for us on 12.04 and 13.10 though. We currently have the two lines in the preseed file in ...
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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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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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BusyBox starts while Preseeding Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop

I managed to get an fully automatic installation of Ubuntu 12.04 with network printers and some programms. ( which was hard to do for a beginner like me ) Now I tried to get this running on Ubuntu ...
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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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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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When using automated preseed installation, is there a way to change the IV Algorithm for crypto?

When using the default encryption algorithm (preseed or manual), I get an error An error occurred while configuring encrypted volumes. The configuration has been aborted. But changing the IV ...
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Adding CHAP iSCSI initiator to a preseed file

What is correct preseed syntax for adding CHAP authentication to install to an iSCSI device or where can I find the preseed tags list and usage?
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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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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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Preseeding/Kickstart Ubuntu install

I am trying to achieve the following: I have created a kickstart script as adviced here: Automatic Installation - help.ubuntu.com and want to run it from the live session, without passing a boot ...
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Custom Ubuntu CD : show a custom message

I am building a custom Ubuntu CD using https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallCDCustomization, I use preseed to customize the installation, but I have to display a message before the installation ...
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Preseed late_command not running

I must be missing something obvious. I've taken over the development of a customised Ubuntu installation, which uses the 11.04 Desktop Live ISO with a customised preseed file to make the installation ...