I am trying to do an OEM install of Ubuntu Server (14.04.3) but cannot seem to get it working. I have managed to do a Ubuntu Desktop (14.04.3) easily.


I am trying to this to:

  1. Install all current updates
  2. Install open-vm-tools, sssd and other packages
  3. "install" some in house scripts
  4. Put the initial config in for SSSD, so a custom "join-domain" script can be run which just does the final steps to test and join the domain once deployed.
  5. Have a consistent base build which can be used for VM Servers.

Can someone please point me at a step by step guide to achieve this similar to the one for Desktop OEM Installation.

Many Thanks for your help on this.

UPDATE 2015-01-18: Adding step by step of what I have tried:

I tried to add images properly but I'm not allowed to, very unhelpful!!!

I have tried this:

  1. Select OEM Install (for manufacturers) from installation media boot menu (Screenshot: i.stack.imgur.com/tg5WX.png)
  2. Install Ubuntu Server as normal (Screenshot: i.stack.imgur.com/l4pgz.png)
  3. Install Additional Packages (Screenshot: i.stack.imgur.com/me1t2.png)
  4. Initial config of packages
  5. Try and run oem-config-prepare (Screenshot: i.stack.imgur.com/RNHM8.png)
    The program 'oem-config-prepare' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install oem-config

Please advise what I am doing wrong?


Per this answer:
How do I pre-install Ubuntu for someone (OEM install)?
Open the F6 Other Options and add oem-config/enable=true to the boot params.

  • This works great for Ubuntu Desktop but not for Ubuntu Server, see edited question above. – Joe Pitt Jan 18 '16 at 13:49
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    @JoePitt Correct. It does not work if you select the "OEM Install" menu item. You must add the statement to the boot params accessed via the "F6" menu item, – LJ VanKuiken Jun 14 '16 at 12:42

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