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

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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 do I configure two NICs in ubuntu-server preseed? [closed]

I have a script that installs Ubuntu server to a new VirtualBox instance via PXE and preseeding. So far it is working great, I can run a complete install and come out with a fresh machine with one ...
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Avoid updating system while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I'd like to install Ubuntu 14.04 with Preseed out of a local archive. While installing, the routine wants to enter directory "trusty-updates" and can't find it just because it is not in the archive. ...
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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 "enter"...
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Set the fastest mirror from preseed

So, choosing the best mirror in the /etc/apt/sources.list can be simply done by removing the country prefix before "archive.ubuntu.com" (i.e. "us."). For a new installation, it should be possible to ...
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“No root file system is detected”

I'm trying to configure some GPT partitions using preseed/partman. This is what I've got: d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm boolean true d-i partman-md/device_remove_md boolean true d-i partman-...
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Can't preseed Ubuntu Desktop installation

I've downloaded Ubuntu Desktop Live media and was unable to preseed installation changing boot args to: boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.gz net.ifnames=0 auto-install/enable=true debconf/priority=...
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How to partman/preseed with GPT

I need to make partitions of a server which has a 3TB HDD. This partitions must be done using preseed file(automatic). I've been searching but I can't clearly understand how partman works in the ...
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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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Can't find Apt-Cacher NG cache files after performing Ubuntu preseed installation using cacher as proxy

I've setup Apt-Cacher NG in an Ubuntu host. I'm using this to cache another Ubuntu installation and setup a repo for further installations. I've tried installing Ubuntu through preseed file bellow, ...
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How to set up a local Ubuntu Xenial repository using apt-cacher-ng for later network installation?

I would like to know how to setup apt-cacher-ng for .deb caching during a system installation of Ubuntu server 64bits dvd. I want to install other machines after repository setup via preseed. I've ...
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Can't preseed the installer

I grabbed the Ubuntu 16.04 Live image from ubuntu.com and it works fine, both in live mode and in the installer, but I need to preseed the installer. I can modify everything in the initrd and it ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I configure a preseed to skip the language support question?

I'm attempting to create a preseed configuration file for automating the install of Ubuntu Server 10.04-4 LTS x64 via a bootable USB thumb drive and I've hit a major snag in the process. The debian-...