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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to add user defined cloud-config preseed in MAAS

I would like to have a custom cloud-config ran upon deploy on all instances controlled and managed by MAAS. This seems like a pretty standard operation and doesn't seem to far from the beaten path; ...
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Display message during Ubuntu installation

I'm using Preseed to install Ubuntu Desktop. I have early_command settings which download some scripts/files and then launch a script. Depending on the result of the script, I need to display a ...
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preseed early_script to detect NTFS

I have a PXE server, which permit to deploy Ubuntu images. But some users have already a Windows system, and I would like to detect if Windows is already installed or not on the client machine. I ...
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Skip creation of a normal user account at automated install

I use d-i passwd/make-user boolean false in preseed.cfg but installer asks me username for creation. Is there any way to skip default user creation.
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Installer is not following the preseed file

I am trying to make an unattended install of Ubuntu using a preseed file. My issue is that, the installer is following the same old way even after placing the preseed file and writing entries in ...