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

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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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Preseed file won't work

I'm working with VMware player (for experimental use), and I want to create an .iso file wich will install Ubuntu 12.04 completely unattended including some tools like a messenger and an editor. I ...
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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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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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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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Reboot even if preseed late_command fails?

During a preseed installation, can I force the machine to reboot after a failed installation? My use-case is a datacenter that requires costly human intervention to get into the console & reboot ...
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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 to install squid-deb-proxy-client via preseed/early_command

Using Lucid, installing from the Lucid mini.iso. Both AMD64. In the following I've tried as \, all of apt-get, apt-install, anna-install, dpkg: d-i preseed/early_command string <cmd+opt> ...
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Using Preseed for Automatic Installation of Ubuntu

I'm a new user to Ubuntu and is very interested in learning more about the system. I'm currently researching about how to install Ubuntu automatically and found websites that provided tutorials in ...
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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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How can I get a PXE install to ask for the hostname

I use a pxe install for a lab of machines, one problem I have is that the hostname is always set to 'ubuntu'. This is wrong, it should instead ask during the install what hostname should be used. One ...
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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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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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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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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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Check file on hdd during preseed

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 via preseed. I need to ckeck HDD for some files exists before continue the installation (partitioning and etc.) Is there any ways to do that?
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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: ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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“No root filesystem” error when preseeding

I am trying to perform automatic installation of Ubuntu server (11.10). My partitioning recipe is here: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string lvm d-i ...
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How do I modify this preseed snippet to partition my hard drive?

I'm attempting to create my first Ubuntu Server 10.04-4 LTS x64 preseed file and I'm afraid I can't figure out the hard drive partitioning aspect: I have a 2TB hard disk that I need configured as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Preseed: How can I pass url of a file to be downloaded in early/late_command?

I'm looking for getting very specific problem sorted with PXE boot and preseed. My preseed file in late_command downloads a file from the URL to the /root folder. I.e. in-target wget -O ...
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Cannot seem to get Kickstart and preseed to cooperate with partitioning

I am trying to set up a minimal installation for some Ubuntu 12.04 workstations where I can pop in a CD-ROM, hit enter a couple times, and have it build me a ready-made system for imaging and ...
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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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How to achieve a partial RAID in preseed partitioning recipe?

I'm trying to create a RAID partitioning recipe in my preseed file such that the root, boot and swap partitions are RAIDed (using RAID 10 across 4 disks) but the remaining space on each of the disks ...
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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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root file system not found in prseed partition

I am using following partition recipe for my partition on ubuntu 12.04 precise. d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string lvm d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm boolean true ...