Preseeding provides a way to set answers to questions asked during the installation process of a Debian operating system.

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Can I prevent Debian from hitting DHCP server twice during installation?

I have a DHCP server used to do unattended installations of Debian: boot from PXE, and then install the operating system with a preseed. The DHCP server (Debian's isc-dhcp-server package) is ...
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Preseed Ubuntu / Debian - Partitioning: prevent “Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.”

Preseeding of Ubuntu / Debian works correct - system is bootable. But fdisk -l is resulting following: Disk /dev/sda: 50 GiB, 53687091200 bytes, 104857600 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 ...
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Ubuntu 16.04, Dell R320 & preseed install via “The Foreman”

After lots of trial & error I've finally given up on the "SATA RAID" the R320 provides, and resorted to using AHCI mode. Partitioning/Provisioning work fine, but on the next boot the machine ...
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IPv4/IPv6 dualstack setup in Debian/Ubuntu via preseed

I use preseed to provision my Ubuntu 16.04 installation. It has the following options to set up IPv4 or IPv6 address # Static network configuration. # # IPv4 example #d-i netcfg/get_ipaddress string ...
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Ubuntu preseed static IP configuration (virt-install)

I want to create Ubuntu 14.04 VM with virt-install and preseed configuration. I have provided: d-i netcfg/enable boolean true d-i netcfg/choose_interface select auto d-i netcfg/disable_dhcp boolean ...
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debian active directory join issue

I have interesting issue. If I install debian with preseed file, Cant authenticate AD. but If install debian with manual installation I can authenticate AD AD Server : Windows Language : English ...
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Debian 8.3.0 - PXE installer asking for CDROM?

I'm sure I'm missing something easy, but I can't think of what it is. I used Cobbler to import Debian 8.3.0, but when I attempt to install it on a machine attached to the network, the installer asks ...
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Debian Preseed: Installation process stuck at 18 % at finishing-installation

My Preseed installation of Debian is stuck at 18 % and i don't know what's wrong. Can you help me please? Here is syslog screen: Syslog Here is my preseed file: #C ontents of the preconfiguration ...
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Debian preseed: DHCP ok , PXE-TFTP KO

to automate install of debain by preseed file, I builded a debian Jessie with tftp-hpa and pxe package installed on. The DHCP is managed by my windows server. All workstation get correct IP address ...
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Passing variables to use in the preseed file for a Debian Jessie installation

Is it possible to add a variable via the boot prompt to the Debian installer, so that variable can be used in a preseed file? In particular, I'm trying to solve the following problem: We have a ...
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Ubuntu MaaS RAID preseeds

I have a maas server/controller and I need to create RAIDs when I commission the nodes via preseed_master config file. The disk configurations would be 3 disk, 2 disk, or more than 3 disk per node. ...
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Securely deploying secrets to boxes during provisioning

During a fully automated deployment on physical hardware (using pxeboot / preseed / kickstart to install and configure a minimal system for bootstrapping) we need to deploy certain secrets - such as ...
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Presetting values in interactive Clonezilla live

I just setup clonezilla live to boot from our PXE server. It is configured to be fully interactive with default settings (except keyboard and locale). The images will almost always be provided from ...
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Preseeding debian install - EFI

The EFI partition is formatted in ext4 during the setup of debian. I am trying to preseed the install of debian jessie and I can't get it working since the UEFI partition is formatted in ext4 (got ...
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Debian/Installer Preseed Remove Post Install Kernel Options + Multi NIC Preseed Tip

In light of recent automation trends, I would like to be able to fully automate an install of Ubuntu. My my first problem was auto selection of the bootif with multiple NICs break Ubuntu/Debians ...
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Unattended installation with preseed — give a custom device to partman-auto

I'm doing an unattended installation of Ubuntu-14.04-server with a USB drive and a preseed file on different type of servers (HP Proliant ML110, ML310, ML350). On the ML110 and ML310, the hard drive ...
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Hard drive is not detected at early stage of unattended installation

I'm doing an unattended installation of Ubuntu-14.04-server with a USB drive and a preseed file on different type of servers (HP Proliant ML110, ML310, ML350). This preseed file contains multiple ...
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Debian preseed.cfg - Language not set

I'm trying to write a preseed.cfg which should be used for a full automated installation of Debian wheezy. For some reasons the installer is still asking to select a lanugage even if I set this in my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installation with Preseeded RAID 1 Partitioning

I have been having a painful time trying to automate an Ubuntu 14.04 Server Installation with RAID 1 partitioning. I'm testing this on top of VirtualBox with two Virtual Disk Images (dynamically ...
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Preeseding a debian stable install with a complex partitioning scheme - missing physical volume

My personal systems run on: An open /boot partition separately random key encrypted /tmp and swap partitions and a password encrypted btrfs lvm volume holding everything else. My latest project is ...
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Debian d-i preseed partman tmpfs

I am trying to create automatic provisioning of my servers using pxeboot and netinstall. Everything works ok (RAID, LVM, ...), but I would need to create tmpfs for some directories. I would like to ...
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How can I answer the “scan another CD” prompt during Debian install with preseed?

I've got a preseeded install from cdrom working smoothly, except for ONE prompt. It does the scan of the cdrom before installing software, and asks me if I want to insert an additional CD to scan. Is ...
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Unable to NFS mount in Debian preseed target

I am installing Debian 7.5 using a preseed. I am using the linux and initrd.gz supplied by Debain 7.5 for PXE booting. I have gotten the entire system to the point where I can install the OS ...
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veewee: build gets stuck during installation of libssl on debian 7.4

I'm new to vagrant and veewee. I'm trying to build a debian 7.4 image but after running the build veewee vbox build 'debian-7.4' the process gets stuck on the installation of libssl because it ...
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reusing existing RAIDs on preseeded installation

I'm trying to automate the reinstallation process of existing Ubuntu installations. Partition layout: md0( raid1, /dev/sda1#/dev/sdb1 ) - swap (2G) md1( raid1, /dev/sda2#/dev/sdb2 ) - / (20G) md2( ...
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Debian Preseed use whole device for LVM Physical Volume

I have the following recipe for a preseed install (truncated for readability): d-i partman-auto/expert_recipe string \ boot-root :: \ 1 1 1 free \ $iflabel{ gpt } \ $reusemethod{ } \...
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How To Include Additional Software In preseed.cfg For Ubuntu Server 13.10

I am doing fully automated installation of Ubuntu Server (Saucy) 13.10 and also wants to include custom additional softwares,The Format of preseed.cfg is: d-i debian-installer/locale string en_US d-...
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How to achieve ubuntu automatic installation with help of USBDRIVE?

I wants to place Ubuntu 13.04 Server edition ISO Image to USB pendrive and then automatic installation by help of this usbdrive. I perform following steps: (1) Format the pendrive, Assuming my ...
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How to preseed options before network in Debian/Ubuntu PXE installation?

I'm trying to fully automate an Ubuntu installation over the network, but the preseed file is loaded only after the network adapter detection. Even with those options in the preseed file the ...
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How do I preseed a pointopoint option in Debian?

How can I preseed a pointopoint connection for the Debian installer? The following option didn't work. d-i netcfg/get_pointopoint string 10.10.10.10 I need it because the default gateway for the ...
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Preseeding Ubuntu partman recipe using LVM and RAID

I'm trying to preseed Ubuntu 12.04 server installation and created a recipe that would create RAID 1 on 2 drives and then partition that using LVM. Unfortunately partman complains when creating LVM ...
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Foreman Unattended Installation

I am currently hard coding a preseed configuration to install foreman on a new machine together with Ubuntu 12.04. The intention is to be able to reproducably create a foreman installation which ...
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12.04 preseeded install with RAID and LVM

I am trying to set up a preseed install (Ubuntu 12.04.03 64-bit) with the following partitioning recipe, but it's just not working and I'm not sure why. Please, Obi-Wan, you're my only hope. The -1 ...
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Why won't my Ubuntu 12.04 Preseed file work with LVM

Here is my preseed file: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string lvm d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm boolean true d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm_span boolean true d-...
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Debian/Ubuntu set preseed mirror variable via early/run command

I need to know how can I add this to preseeding via d-i early/command or d-i preseed/run to set my mirror inside preseed.cfg from /proc/cmdline argument. If I do: d-i preseed/run string ws/ubuntu....
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Preseed RAID10 does not seem to work

I have this config (excerpt) for my preseed d-i partman-auto/method string raid d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda /dev/sdb /dev/sdc /dev/sdd d-i partman-auto/expert_recipe string \ multiraid:...
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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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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: https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/installation-guide/i386/preseed-...
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Ubuntu Server Preseed issues (Partitioning)

I'm installing 14 Ubuntu 12.10 amd64 servers in an IBM Bladecenter.. I'm having trouble getting past the partitioner step with the preseed file I made. I think I'm having a problem here boot-root ::...
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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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preseed command string fail with newline character using virt-install initrd-inject

I am creating a new virtual machine using libvirt's virt-install command. The command pulls a local preseed file from the hypervisor using initrd-inject: virt-install \ --autostart \ --name vm1 \ --...
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Ubuntu Preseed not using local mirror

I have a full ubuntu mirror located on the server http://leelah.home.ianwilson.org/ubuntu/ In my preseed.cfg file, I have the following d-i config for selecting my country mirror: d-i mirror/...
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Install package to use with early_command in Ubuntu preseed file

I'm trying to make api calls during an ubuntu install using curl, but it always returns the error code 127 which means the command does not exist, this is what it looks like: d-i preseed/...
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preseeding locales in debian

I am trying to use debconf to preseed the values for the locales package in Debian squeeze, so that I can reconfigure it non-interactively to, e.g., generate all locales. I extract the right selection ...
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How do I preseed a simple RAID5 setup on Ubuntu Server? [closed]

I have three 2TB drives in the machine; I want a RAID5 of ~4TB capacity, and 100GB or so of swap space. No LVM, no encryption, no fanciness. This is easy to do using the interactive installer, but I'm ...
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Debian: preseed partitioning results in deadlock

I'm using this code in my preseed.cfg for debian testing (wheezy): #Partman partman-auto partman-auto/init_automatically_partition select 50some_device__________regular partman-auto partman-auto/...
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Run preseed commands as specific user / switching users

Beside the usual setup where I create a normal user foo, I want to run a few d-i preseed/late_command commands as that foo user. My initial thought was to simply call those commands with sudo, e.g: ...
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Is it possible to use preseed/url with authentication?

We are using a preseed.cfg via preseed/url to automate system deployment/configuration. The preseed files are kept in source control (Subversion). This makes them readily available via HTTP, with ...
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debian 6 preseeding keeps asking “Write the changes to disks and configure LVM?”

I try to use an expert recipe configuring lvm for debian 6.0.5 netinstall. I don't want to be asked any questions, but it keeps asking me "Write the changes to disks and configure LVM?" Here is part ...
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preseeding debian netinstall does not get preseed file via http

I am trying to do a preconfigured netinstall of debian 6, using preseeding. I have setup a tftp server, which serves kernel and initrd, however the parameters specifying the preseed file seam not to ...