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Installing Debian with PXE and preseed and dynamic IP address, but configure it finally with static IP address

I had setup an infrastructure for automatic installation of Debian based machines. It uses PXE booting with DHCP and TFTP servers, and preseed to automate the OS installation. What I want is: use ...
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How do I remotely deploy a software package on Linux system?

I have a software package I wrote in Mono and I want to be able to deploy it to Ubuntu server as part of my move to continuous integration and deployment work flow. I was wondering if there is a ...
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Autounattended.xml & GPT partitions

We are trying to setup an unattended install of windows 7 to a gpt partition on a Lenovo U410, which has UEFI bios. This webpage outlines how to format the disk for GPT. If add the default ...
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Where does the preseed file go for Ubuntu server iso install?

I'm installing a bunch of Ubuntu Server VMs from ISO, and would like to edit the ISO to include a custom preseed. I have all the docs here: ...
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MDT Install Error

I have recently imaged a machine, and I have got this error when it gets to the installing OS stage - windows could not display the images available for installation I've never come across this ...
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Cannot seem to get Ubuntu Kickstart and preseed to cooperate with partitioning

I am trying to set up a minimal installation for some Ubuntu 12.04 workstations where I can pop in a CD-ROM, hit enter a couple times, and have it build me a ready-made system for imaging and ...
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Unable to change schema of a Publication Database using TSQL (Ready-roll): being forced stop replication

I am trying to apply schema changes using T-SQL (using Ready-Roll database source control tool with Octopus Deployment) to a Publication database however it is forcing me stop Replication for the ...
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Automating the creation of SQL servers

VMWare has a tool called vFabric Data Directory which allows you to automate building SQL, Postgress and Oracle servers using VMWare. Is there something simular to this that will work for Hyper-V? I ...
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What are the benefits of using Puppet and Foreman in deploying virtual machines?

I am new in using virtualization technologies. I have read about Puppet and Foreman. If I am not mistaken, these software are used to automate the process of installing and configuring servers, for ...
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Automation Methods - Templates or Scripting

Background We setup very large systems which consist of many different types of servers, switches, and routers. These systems are then shipped out to different locations and are turned on ready to ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04: How does one configure the firewall during installation?

I'm following instructions to automate the installation of Ubuntu Server 12.04 using kickstart. It works well for automatically partitioning the drives, selecting languages etc. However, it doesn't ...
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How to make my very own ubuntu minimal install?

I have made a complete application solution built on top of ubuntu. Now that I have this ready; i'm looking to make my very own install of ubuntu (the smallest footprint possible with only the very ...
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Solaris 11.1 AI client: HTTP connection times out

I am trying to install a client off the current 11.1 automated installation (AI) image. I have not modified any manifests and just run the default config after "installadm create-service" which should ...
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Suppress user input when installing ganglia on ubuntu

I'm writing a hadoop configuration script, but I'm running into trouble installing ganglia. The script needs to run all the way through without any human intervention. Unfortunately, but when it ...
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FreeBSD 9 unattended installation: how to perform?

That is, like you do with kickstart on Redhat or autoyast in SuSE or jumpstart in Solaris? The OS docs do not seem to answer that simple question.
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Automatic Site Creation [closed]

I have created a platform that i want users to sign up and a new site is created for them instantly. Users will register and afterwards they will receive a username and password for their personal ...
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How to get HTTP preseed to work correctly on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid)?

Installation media: ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso I tried a lot of different boot parameters, but either the installer ignored the preseed configuration, or it boot itself directly as LiveCD. An ...
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How do you answer yes for yum install automatically

In centos how do you answer yes automatically for yum install so that it is an unassisted install?
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On Windows how can I prevent login until a software package has been installed?

I have an MSI which is configured for machine level installation because it is a device driver. I can deploy it via Active Directory and Group Policy just fine. However on a newly booted machine a ...
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Provisioning environment(PXE) for windows xp, 7, server 2003, 2008 and RHEL 5

I am working for a small shop where we want to provision all the hosts from one single location. Right now, we use Legacy RIS on Win server 2003 to deploy hosts via PXE boot. Though this method works, ...
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Remote reinstallation of Scientific Linux

I am trying to have a server used for a test platform configured such that it can be easily rebooted and reinstalled with our test OS, so that we can consistently get a clean environment to work with. ...
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Install Automation across *nix + Windows

Am looking at Puppet and Cfengine. Unfortunately neither can do Windows deployments. Can you suggest some alternatives? Thank you.
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freeBSD9.0 autoinstall [closed]

Everybody, Hello! We use Freebsd9.0 for our workstation. Everytime, we start a new machine. We must install freeBSD manually. And what we want just autoinstall it. That is, we insert the installation ...
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Bash installing script that fits all common Linux flavors

I was asked by my boss to make a bash script that could install Apache, PHP and MySQL (AMP) binaries in a Linux box (just some common linux flavors). Compile and install all by the sources ...
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How to automate driver installation from .exe

I need to create an image which upon its first boot detects the graphics card type and installs the appropriate drivers before taking the next steps. This means I need to automate the installation ...
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juju on local server + wrapping my own application server custom built wtih charm

I'm interested in juju before starting with it i would like to ask a few questions. Can juju be only be used with ubuntu? is it possible to use it with CentOS? I have my own application server which ...
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Starting managed Windows deployment

I want to start providing managed Windows XP images to my users, however I've only done this with Linux servers, and I'm unsure of where to begin. Ideally, I want to start buying machines in groups, ...
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a script to create linux virtual machine and run a script there

I'd like to get a script working that would automate the following create a virtual machine install a linux distro run a command inside the distro shutdown and remove the virtual machine To create ...
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Automate install of SQL Server 2005 Express Service Packs

Is it possible to perform an unnattended install of service packs (SP4 is the latest) on SQL Server 2005 Express? The only way I have found is to download the SQLEXPR32.EXE containing SP4 and run it ...
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Windows 7 Bootloader installs to wrong drive when installing from secondary hard drive

I have set up an unattended installation of Windows 7, but my setup causes the bootloader to be installed to the wrong drive. Here is the setup: Drive 0 (OS Drive): This is the drive that the OS gets ...
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Is VMware's vmtar utility open-source?

So I've bumped up against some .vgz archives in VMware ESXi 4.1, which I've gathered to be specialized gzipped tar archives. This post has some info. These files can be manipulated using the ...
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Where is the bare cygwin package list located and how do I manipulate it?

Where is the bare cygwin package list located and how do I manipulate it programmatically or from a shell or with a different method than the gui? I know the gui (setup.exe), and I'd love to go one or ...
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Determine the name of a feature in an MSI to install from the command line

I am trying to install an application (SalesLogix 7.2 Admin Tools and Servers) from an MSI package, but only want to install a particular feature. How can I determine the feature name so I can try ...
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How to automate the building of a VM machine [closed]

How could I automate the building of a VM machine with required software? My idea is that I have a webpage which interfaces to a VM server (either ESX or Hyper-V), I choose what OS I want and what ...
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How to create a RHEL/CentOS boot media that automatically loads kickstart from the network?

I've build a local network where using DHCP, kickstart templating and local mirrors I can automate the installation of any RedHat-type operating system. It still requires me to go to the machine (or ...
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Ubuntu preseed install fails: VFS: Cannot open root device “(null)” or unknown-block

I'm attempting to do an Ubuntu 11.10 server install using a preseed file for the first time. I created my preseed file by starting with the example file and just uncommenting/choosing what seemed ...
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Install software on a remote machine?

I posted this question to SO, but I'm really not sure whether it should go SO or ServerFault, so I'm posting it here too. Here's the question: Hey SO Gus, This might seem like a dump question, but ...
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changing python runtime maximum recursion limit

I am trying to install supervisord on a ubuntu ec2 server. When running easy_install I get the following error: > easy_install supervisor ... RuntimeError: maximum recursion depth exceeded I ...
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Remote network SLES install error on ia64

Does anyone have any experience installing SLES though lanboot on ia64? I have done plenty of network SLES installs for i386 and x86_64, even PowerPC, but for some reason ia64 is stumping me. I have ...
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Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) with a raw Windows 2008R2 ISO

I am new to WAIK, and am trying to figure out how to build a WIM image from the Windows 2008 R2 ISO media. So far I have been unsuccessful in finding this information. Is this possible, and if so, ...
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How to install an MSI package from a command prompt

We have several web sites that we deploy using an MSI package. One package per website. This works fine manually: we go into the control panel uninstall the old version then run the MSI, filling ...
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What is the best way to install .NET 3.5 on all machines on the network?

I am a developer and I would like to upgrade a client's application to .NET 3.5. This means .NET 3.5 needs to be installed on every computer on the network that is going to use this application. The ...
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re-making windows-7 iso results in no ethernet controller driver

I am making an unattended installation of Windows 7. I've gotten a bug down to this: I start with a regular Win-7 Ultimate iso. If I install this manually on a VirtualBox virtual machine, everything ...
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What does /v/qn parameter do for windows silent installers?

This page says to do a silent install you pass in the parameters /s /v/qn. It mentions what /s does - silent install - but not what /v/qn does. So what does it do? Why the weird format? (on one ...
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Kickstart PXE boot ubuntu 10.04

I am trying to do a fully automated install of Ubuntu 10.04 My pxelinux.cfg/default file looks like this - label linux kernel ubuntu-installer/amd64/linux ipappend 2 append ...
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RHEL5 Bootable Kickstart DVD - Anaconda ignores my ks.cfg

I have created a kickstart file, ks.cfg, which I wish to package with the RHEL5 install DVD. I extracted all the files from the DVD to a working directory '/root/cd': cp -a /media/RHEL* /root/cd/ I ...
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Debian-Installer: how to preseed a lenny (oldstable) installation?

I had a perfectly fine running installation process for virtual machines based on an instalinux CD, creating Debian 5 lenny VMs within minutes. The preseed file ensures installation of puppet, which ...
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How do I automate an MSI install on a Server 2003 box?

I have about 20 applications that need to be run in a specific order. I want to script them so that I can do this remotely. Each one of the applications has a Setup.exe and an MSI. I was hoping just ...
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Why do I see two different ffmpeg binaries?

On Debian Lenny I built my own ffmpeg. When i do ffmpeg --version inside of a sudo bash shell I get the version I just build. Outside of it I get the old version. When using sudo ffmpeg I get the new ...
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Cross-platform scripting

I use a Bash script to deploy a heavily-customised version of JBoss onto RHEL machines. These scripts do things such as update the port binding offset depending on the name of the instance that is ...