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Using netbootxyz for PXE server

Has anyone used netbootxyz autoinstalltion method with the new installer? More specifically what is required to have a base installation with that methodology. I am currently using the legacy ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.2 Live ISO autoinstall

I am trying to do an autoinstall using the live server iso (20.04.2 server LTS) and after getting through the boot loader it just hangs at the welcome screen and wants me to interactively choose my ...
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add packages to subiquity based installation

I build a installation for servers and desktops by adding ubuntu-minimal-desktop It works so far, but only when connected to wired-network So I would like to add the wpasupplicant and the ubuntu-...
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How to use custom Origin values in for internal repositories in Ubuntu 20.04 autoinstall?

OK, just working my way through integrating with autoinstall / cloud-init and finding all the incorrect ways that don't work. :-) Looking at the following documents: https://ubuntu.com/server/docs/...
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Ubuntu 20.04 installer downloads ISO more than once

I have been working through the example posted by Andrew Lowther at Automated 20.04 Server Installation using PXE and live server image . For example using a linux cmdline similar to: linux /vmlinuz ...
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20.04 autoinstall ejecting iso after first reboot

I am working on upgrading an offline/disconnected installation of Ubuntu that used to be 18.04 with D-I to 20.04 with autoinstall/cloud-init. I have most everything working out so far, but one of the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 autoinstall: print late-commands output

I have an autoinstall config: #cloud-config autoinstall: version: 1 late-commands: - curtin in-target --interactive --target=/target -- echo "Hello! This is output from late-commands"...
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Can split up my big monolithic answerfile for subiquity and cloud-init automated installations?

Edit 2021-02-15: After substituting some variables with sed and looking at a horrible bash source approach from 2017 which accidentally(?) executes commented backticks I'm now looking at Jinja2. ...
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Subiquity installer fails - Curtin storage/disk configuration

Trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 using cloud-init installer. I've copied the LVM example from chapter 5 section 5.2.2. https://curtin.readthedocs.io/_/downloads/en/stable/pdf/ storage: version: 1 ...
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Curtin error on autoinstall Ubuntu 20.04.1

It fails when I try to use a local focal mirror or if I set a proxy. Here is the install log snippet: 2020-12-01 13:47:16,916 DEBUG root:39 start: subiquity/InstallProgress/install/curtin_install/cmd-...
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Where is syslinux package for 20.10?

I'm working with subiquity, Ubuntu Base, and PXE stuff. And for one of the steps I use syslinux. On 20.04.1 Live Server install, i just do early command apt-get install -y syslinux Which works. But ...
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Is it possible to convert the system installed from ubuntu-20.10-live-server-amd64.iso to the mini.iso-like system?

I have just installed "minimal" system from the ubuntu-20.10-live-server-amd64.iso ISO. I'm doing this way because there is no mini.iso for 20.10. I see that this system is very big (4.6 Gb!)...
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Disable auto update at end of autoinstall/cloud-init

I have a working cloud-init that is deployed using packer. Once the VM is booted and the autoinstall is completed, Ubuntu does the auto update thing. This seems to take forever to complete and is an ...
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Using proxy only for install

I am installing Ubuntu 20.04 server via UEFI HTTP booting, subiquity and a NoCloud data source. I need to use a proxy during the install and so my user-data contains: proxy: http://x.x.x.x:pppp/ This ...
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Installation failed, /target/run - mount point does not exist

I'm trying to install Ubuntu server on an old Dell Inspiron 7348 laptop. I created a new ext4 root partition next to the Windows partitions (I want to keep Windows there), but the installer is always ...
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Running commands after an auto-install

I am installing Ubuntu 20.04 server via UEFI HTTP booting, subiquity and a NoCloud data source. The actual install works and I get the base OS running. I also need to configure some things after ...
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Netplan apply fails on udevadm settle during 20.04 autoinstaller

During execution of the network section of the new Subiquity server autoinstaller it fails with a non-zero return code on netplan apply, which in turn runs udevadm settle -t 0 over and over again ...
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Running cloudinit commands on first boot after autoinstall

I'm trying to execute some commands on a machine that's been autoinstalled via the nocloud cloud-init provider. I've tried adding late-commands to my script running them in target as well as adding ...
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20.04 live server automated install hangs on “finish: subiquity/Refresh: SUCCESS: completed”, not able to login

I try to install 20.04 live server image on bare metal BIOS based device. I'm following this guide. I managed to set up dnsmasq, TFTP and HTTP servers, but after running user-data script booting hangs ...
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My Ubuntu 20.04 auto install is failing - how can I open a shell?

I have an autoinstall on a custom 20.04 ISO I'm building using Cubic. Subiquity is writing a Curtin log and providing a path but I can't for the life of me work out how to break into a shell. This has ...
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Ubuntu server 20.04 mirrored LVM now that there is no alternative installer?

I scripted my partition and LVM scheme for my last installation (that was of Arch Linux) I now want to switch to Ubuntu, but use the same scheme that I used before, which was separate pairs of mirrors ...
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Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS: Failed Install (subiquity…install_fail/add_info)

I'm trying to update my home server to Ubuntu 20 however I'm having a bit of a problem. I want to dual boot my current Ubuntu 16 with the new v20. I booted a Live USB and used GParted to shrink my ...
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Automated 20.04 Server Installation using PXE and live server image

How to do an fully automated Ubuntu 20.04 Server install using PXE and the live server image? Reason With the 20.04 release, it seems clear Ubuntu is further pushing the live server installer (...
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subiquity partition manager, lvm

I'm learning the new ubuntu 20.04 server live installer. In the d-i installer it was possible to implement relatively complex partitioning: which involved mdadm + lvm in different combinations. But ...