I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 15.04 with packer. But the installation hangs at the

"[!] Select a language"

prompt. I googled and added this to my preseed config:

# Continue the installation in the selected language?
d-i localechooser/translation/warn-severe boolean true
d-i localechooser/translation/warn-light boolean true

But to no avail. Does anybody have an idea what else to try?


It works if I set all language related entries to en/us (this is the packer file):

    "debian-installer=en_US auto locale=en_US kbd-chooser/method=us ",
    "keyboard-configuration/modelcode=SKIP keyboard-configuration/layout=USA",
    "keyboard-configuration/variant=USA console-setup/ask_detect=false ",

so it's not so bad but I would prefer to have it continue the installation in the selected language.

  • The problem seems to be that the timeout for language selection is set to 0 (infinity) If I could somehow programatically edit that before the preseed is run that would be sufficient also. – Robse Oct 6 '15 at 16:38

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