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

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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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How to configure RAID + 2 LVM volumes via preseed?

Internally, we use Ubuntu (14.04 Trusty) on our workstations, and until now we've done all of our builds by hand, including the creation of RAID/LVM/LUKS-encrypted volumes. This doesn't scale, and I'...
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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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Ubuntu preseed file

I am working few days on this and I can't find any reasonable solution. My situation is: I need 2 hard disks on machine(vmware workstation) and one partition (sdb) is for swap and other is for ...
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preseed file and installation script

I am using a preseed file to auto install ubuntu 12.04. I create a normal user account (able to use sudo), I skip the creation of a root account. At the end of the file I have put this (seen it from ...
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Reusing disk partition during ubuntu installation

is there a way to tell partman to re-use current disk layout/lvm layout when using preseeding? either that or bypass partman completely? i'm using a custom preseed file with my own partman recipe. but ...
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Completing a “minimal virtual machine” install with a kickstart file

I have built an unattended setup ISO for Ubuntu 12.04.4 using instructions provided on the community wiki, however, I'm having a hard time with two specific pieces of the install: The installer ...
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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 base-installer/kernel/override-...
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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 base-...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 preseed LVM partitioning

I'm attempting to automate the installation of Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS using a preseed file, but I'm still getting prompted to confirm a Yes/No at a disk partitioning window. The question being asked is "...
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ubuntu autoinstall interface names

It seems not possible on Ubuntu autoinstallations (14.04.3 and 15.04) to configure the right network interface via preseed. Ubuntu sometimes uses eth0, and sometimes interfaces like p2p1, or p1p3. I ...
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Unattended Installation for Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop?

I am trying to make unattended ubuntu installation for ubuntu14.04 desktop using preseeding file. i have used this link for creating preseed file. https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/installation-guide/...
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Preseed Failed with wget

I have this strange issue. I am doing a netboot + using local mirrors of trusty 14.04 I have done the following to PXE boot the installer label trusty-amd64-manual kernel images/ubuntu-installer/...
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How to automate configuration of legacy wireless drivers during installation

Perhaps the most common roadblock in deploying Linux on donated machinery is getting them to access the wireless network, due to the known issues with supporting legacy Broadcom drivers. Instead of ...
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pxe boot, IPV6 delays installer 15 minutes

Using Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Looking through the log I can see the below error is shown 6 times. ##IPv6 addrconf: prefix with wrong length 48 With around 3 minutes apart each other Dec 7 04:18:42 ...
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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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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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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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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 entire-...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Preseed with network-console with local authorized_hosts

Is there anyway to use a local authorized_keys file on a remastered dvd? I've tried the following: d-i network-console/authorized_keys_url string <file> With file being: /cdrom/...
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How can I install from network sources using the generic Ubuntu Server CD?

I'm looking to add a mirror to an unattended, preseed'ed Ubuntu installation so that it will basically do a network install. It would be great if apt saw the network location and the local repo on ...
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Ubuntu MAAS not using pressed file?

Hi i am currently setting up a new MAAS Server! We had some old debian-installer preseed file which worked great on the old machine! Now on the new Machine which is running maas [Version:1.8.3+...
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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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installing specific kernel headers using preseed Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install a specific kernel using preseed. Below is the preseed configuration I have. I need to install specific kernel headers. Is my preseed correct? d-i mirror/suite string trusty ...
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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 ...