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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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Bash script to install PostgreSQL

I'm trying to write a bash script to install PostgreSQL server on a Debian 6 VPS. I keep wiping the server and I'm like to write something to auto-install it. #!/bin/bash export ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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fully automated install of virtualbox tools in windows 7

I'm making an unattended install of windows. Part of it is installing virtualbox guest additions, which is run by the installer due to the following entry in Autounattend.xml: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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how-to deploy files to several nodes on network automatically?

need to push(deploy) few batch files to the machines on a network. All nodes are running Windows. The batch files contain some commands to initialize an env on each node. what ways can this be ...
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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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BAD ARCHIVE MIRROR using PXE BOOT method

i m trying to automatically install UBUNTU on a client PC by using the method of PXE BOOT method....my Objectives are below:- i m following the steps given in this link installation using PXE BOOT ...
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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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Unable to force Debian to do unattended install… libc6 wants interactive confirm

I'm trying to create a script that forces a Debian Lenny install to install the latest version of CRAN R. During the install it appears libc6 is upgraded and the install wants interactive confirm that ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I install a system with apt-get without ncurses configuration screens?

I wrote a BASH script for doing an unattendend install on an ARM based Debian system. One of the packages being installed is samba. I added apt-get -y install samba into my setup routine, but ...
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Windows 7: Install Type 1 fonts via command line

So I have a number of Type 1 fonts (.PFM & .PFB files) that I am trying to push out to our client machines. After some web searches, here is what I did. On my machine, I installed all of the ...
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Install .msi from script, detect when install is done

I'm trying to make an install script. I want to install an .msi file, Python, and then install other things after Python is installed. I already see how to do a command-line install. However, msiexec ...
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Using virt-install and http preseed to do unattended ubuntu 10.04 install

The virt-install command line I used is below sudo virt-install kvm ubuntu -v sudo virt-install -v -n golden-egg -r 256 --disk path=/var/lib/libvirt/images/golden-egg.qcow2,size=5 --os-type ...
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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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How to use admin console when install glassfish-3.0 by extract from zip file?

There are two types of glassfish distribution: the executable installer and zip archive. I have to use the zip archive. But the admin console doesn't work, it only shows a blue footer div, the ...
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Slipstream additional programs into XP installation disc?

I am trying to work out if it's possible to add additional programs to the default Windows XP disc. I am using nlite and it seems to work well for hotfixes etc. but not for specfic programs. The main ...
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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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is there a way to automate changing filenames in <link> , <script> tags

when we use Expires header for text files like js, css, contents are cached in the browser, to get new content we need to change in the html file the new names in the link and script tag. When we add ...
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How to silently uninstall then reinstall Quicktime remotely/programattically

We have a Scholastic program that uses Quicktime to do audio playback and recording. Unfortunately for me, when I created my image, I didn't know that installing too high a version of Quicktime would ...
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Cpanel alternative with auto installation

I'm looking for a free open source cPanel alternative which also includes auto installation software or can be easily configured to integrate an auto installation application.
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Scripted install of Sun Java JDK on Ubuntu 9.04

We are trying to script the install of the sun jdk on Ubuntu 9.04 and have it automatically accept the license agreement. I have seen something around the net about creating a file that the package ...
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Debian preseed late_command is not executed

On /var/log/installer/cdebconf/questions.dat i says this: Name: preseed/late_command Template: preseed/late_command Value: wget ...
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How to clean up an improperly installed SQL server

I have a Win2003 64 bit server. Trying to install SQL 2005 Standard. The install tells me a previous install is still pending. I've rebooted to no avail. There is no SQL version listed in ...
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Create kickstart configuration file from existing configuration

Is there a script or another way to automatically generate a kickstart configuration file from the system state of an existing server so that the file can be use to replicate (not clone) the ...
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Automation of installations

Is there an affordable program which will automate the installation of applications? I am looking for something that will work with Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 so that I can automate installations of VM ...
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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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Silent install of Office 2010 w/Visio and Project

Is there a way to silent install Office 2010 Pro Plus with Visio 2010 Premium and Project 2010 Pro all at the same time? I've configured the msp's for each individual product and when I have the ...
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Ways for managing the installation and configuration of various software applications and settings in linux?

What are some ways for managing the installation and configuration of various software applications and settings in group of linux development and server computers? Is a set of basic scripts a good ...
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How to configure almost 3 dozen laptops quickly

I need to configure almost 3 dozen laptops. We need half of them to have different IP addresses. Would configuring one laptop and then ghosting the rest be the fastest way to do this or is there a ...
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Automate proftpd-basic install on ubuntu using apt-get

I'm trying to build a shell script to automate the installation of several packages onto an Ubuntu 10.04 server, and I'm having problems with proftpd-basic. I'm using the command line apt-get -qy ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 preseed unattended install results in faulty partition table

I'm currently trying to set up an unattended installation of Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) through preseeding. But whenever I try to create a custom partition scheme, the Debian installer (which Ubuntu is ...
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How to do an automated installation of Ubuntu on 100 Remote machines?

Help!  I desperately need some advice / help... I want an automated install (via CD or USB) of Ubuntu 10.04 ...on 100 remote machines located all over the country, using a Kickstart configuration ...
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WMIC returns error when querying product

I'm trying to automate the installation of an MSI on my server, however before the installation can go ahead I need to uninstall the previous version from the server. Searching on the internet I've ...
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Autoinstall of Microsoft Security Essentials give random error message

I'm using wpkg to auto install Microsoft security essentials on WinXP. At the first login after the installer finishes I get an error message as msseces.exe starts. After a reboot the message goes ...
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Command to organize a Finder window

I'm building a packaged-based OS X image, and, with new software added, the Application's folder is a mess (with icons obscuring each other and things in disarray). I thought deleting the .DS_Store ...
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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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How do I automate installation of the MSMQ components on a Windows client?

I'm looking at message queueing for client/server communication in a new product. One of the problems with MSMQ is that it's not installed by default on most Windows desktops, and that it doesn't seem ...
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Determining the minimum set of packages while building a customized Ubuntu install CD

I am customizing an Ubuntu install CD. The requirements are that everything needed be included on the CD. I'd also like to remove everything that's not needed. The use case is not a general purpose ...
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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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Automating install of several applications

I'm trying to discover a reliable way of bundling several applications that may use different installer software (InstallShield, MS installer Service, Wise, etc) and automating installation of them ...
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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.