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Subiquity is an installer framework for Ubuntu, providing the Ubuntu Server text UI installer, and Ubuntu Core first boot configuration. It also functions as the backend for other Ubuntu install cases such as the flutter-based Desktop installer and as part of WSL configuration.

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Ubuntu 22.04 Resolution error after fix Installer crash after partition

Hardware Dell R710 with 96gb ram Steps involved Downloaded iso Used Rufus to flash usb stick Booted server waited for f11 dell boot manager Selected Usb stick and launched Error resolution monitor ...
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An error occurred during installation in Ubuntu Server 22.04

I have an old laptop and I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 22.04 on it. I want to host some game servers and potentially other things. I got through everything with no real road bumps except when ...
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Subiquity install network assignment

I'm using Packer and trying to set the Subiquity network information at the boot prompt. This snippet works with the 20.04.4 ISO, but not with the 22.04 beta ISO. 22.04 gets me networking from the ...
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how to add drivers for e1000e in ubuntu server installer

I currently deploy my systems with ubuntu server 20.04 and add packages based on this script https://gist.github.com/creatldd1/eec887f3f8a0bf48e0e9dec1598b8614rev My new hardware includes an intel ...
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How to prevent subiquity from modifying the boot device order?

When performing an autoinstall via network, the install target device is set to be the primary boot device (which is arguably reasonable in most cases). Is it possible to prevent changes to the boot ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Subiquity Install - Point to Local Apt Repo on Iso

I am working on fully automating an installation of Ubuntu 20.04.4 server using the subiquity autoinstall method. I have a successful configuration that installs unattended, and pulls in the ubuntu-...
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Subiquity installer via ipxe not properly loading autoinstall file?

I'm trying to move our company to use the new Subiquity installer. We currently run an ipxe setup that calls the old Debian installer, which I have converted to kick off subiquity instead. The issue ...
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Ubuntu autoinstall late-commands issue with special chars

I need to run few commands after installation is complete. But installer is failing when I use this command: curl -X POST -k -H "Content-Type: plain/text, Accept: plain/text" -d <somedata&...
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Ubuntu 20.04.3 Autoinstall with embedded user-data crashing (I got workaround)

I am trying to create modified Ubuntu 20.04.3 ISO image with embedded autoinstall-user-data. But the installer keep crashing. The user-data YAML was saved from manual installed Ubuntu server (from /...
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Installing 20.04.3 server (subiquity) without GRUB

I’d like to install ubuntu-server 20.04.3 LTS but I already have a boot manager and don’t want to overwrite it. I know ubiquity can be run with the --no-bootloader option, and there are hints ...
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Ubuntu Server 20.04 Crashes when using premade MBR partitons

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu on 150GB MBR disk with 3 partitions /boot 1GiB swap 8GiB / 140.9GiB The moment the installer starts the format it crashes. Does anyone know what might be the ...
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Interact with user from subiquity late-command?

I am working on moving from the old Debian-style installer to the newer Ubuntu server autoinstall system which uses subiquity. One thing we do with our current system is run a late_command script ...
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Installing server with cloud-init script?

I just installed a (physical, bare metal) server with the new 21.10 server install image (in order to test and prepare for 22.04) on a usb pendrive. Worked, but I did not see an option to tell the ...
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How do I get to Subiquity logs from the command line?

I'm trying to do an automated install of Ubuntu 20.04.2 via PXE boot on a remote machine where my only access is through a virtual terminal. Subiquity is crashing somewhere in /subiquity/Install/...
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Server Autoinstall and Partitions

I'm learning about the cloud-config-ish autoinstall tool subiquity and I keep running into a problem where the autoinstall works, but it won't follow my configuration for the storage: section. Here's ...
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where is subiquity's snap gone?

I was playing with snap subiquity and installed it with following command : snap download --channel edge subiquity Then I did a snap list $snap list Name Version ...
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subiquity mount second media in early commands

I am recreating the squashfs image (Ubuntu Focal) and putting the autoinstall answers inside the /etc/cloud/cloud.cfg.d/90_autoinstall.cfg file of the squashed filesystem. I've got everything working ...
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Where do Subiquity's (Ubuntu Server's) disk ids come from, in the disk partitioning stage?

In the manual partitioning stage of Subiquity (Ubuntu Server installer), there is a list of the disks, in the form of ids. However, those are slightly different from the /dev/disk/by-id entries. For ...
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Ubuntu Server 20.04.2 LTS: Failed Install on bare-metal dual-AMD server (install failed crashed with CalledProcessError)

I am a newer Ubuntu user embarking on my first bare-metal server build with Ubuntu Server (20.04.2 LTS). I'm encountering a failed installation with an odd error that I cannot seem to decipher (...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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