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

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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to modify Ubuntu Precise .iso preseed?

I'm trying to modify the installation sequence of Ubuntu Precise. I need add a repository package inside de iso. I make my own apt repository mirror and add my own packages with reprepro includedeb. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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How to preseed 12.10 desktop when the ubuntu-desktop package is missing?

I have been trying to use a preseed file to do PXE booting of a 12.10 desktop. Upon the first boot, I was greeted by a terminal with login prompt. Surprised, I checked the /var/log/installer/syslog ...
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Ubuntu installation PopUp Error

I have created a unattended ubuntu installation using preseed file. And i want to pop up the error message in Ubuntu installation. If CPU itself doesn't support virtualization for KVM. Is there ...
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Creating custom tasksel recipes for preseed.

I am trying to work on Automation installation. As for that i create a preseed on Ubuntu 12.04. And lucky its working perfect. But i want it more smarter. Like in pre-install script i mentioned ...
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Hash Sum Mismatch using preseed (Ubuntu Server 12.04)

My install through Preseed fails at around 80% on Select and Install Software. In VT-4, I can see Hash Sum mismatch errors. This may be because I am going through a firewall which is caching files. ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 12.10 iso image customization

I'm trying to create my own iso image based on Ubuntu 12.10 and I've got several questions. 1) How can I add user using preseed? I tried to do it this way, but I still have to enter the password in ...