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

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Preseeded RAID partitioning seems wrong

I'm trying to preseed an installation of Debian on a system with 12 HDD. Each drive have : a 1M GPT partition a 300MB RAID 1 /boot a 20GB RAID 6 / remaining space on a RAID 6 /data partition It ...
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ubuntu preseed installation keep missing mirror files

Install ubuntu12.04.2 with preseed file, but there is one buggy problem about preseed mirror setting. The symptom here is installing process got stuck. So I track down the log file, and find out ...
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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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How to avoid Installation Complete messege after Ubuntu installation finished

I am using preseed file to fully automate Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS edition, I successfully preseed all questions but at the end of installation it prompt and ask following question: Installation ...
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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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Debian preseed partman wrong partition

I'm tying to write preseed file for my debian but I'm stuck at partitions. Now I'm trying to use 200G HDD like this: /boot 300M / 5G /var/lib/docker 20G /var/log 4G swap 4G /home rest Instead of ...
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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 instalation

I'm trying to automate reinstall process of existing ubuntu installation. partition layout : md0( raid1, /dev/sda1#/dev/sdb1 ) - swap (2G) md1( raid1, /dev/sda2#/dev/sdb2 ) - / (20G) md2( raid1, ...
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Preseeding with USB

I'm trying to preseed a debian wheezy box using a USB drive. I've done preseeding in the past using a webserver, but am stuck trying to use USB. I get to a red screen that reads [!!] Load ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 multipath boot device with LVM

I'm bootstrapping Ubuntu nodes using cobbler, with a predefined preseed. Due to a bug in Ubuntu: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/959749 it doesn't work too well to install on a ...
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How to do disk aligment in Debian from preseed

I was wondering is there a way to create an aligned partition using preseed in debian/ubuntu. i can do this easily in kickstart (centos) using the following: %pre parted /dev/sda mklabel msdos ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 \ ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu installer over PXE doesn't see network adapters => can't download preseed

I'm booting one virtualbox VM from another virtualbox VM (with cobbler) over PXE. Both machines have 2 adapters: 1) external network and 2) host-only network. The "client" VM successfully boots into ...
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Why does this preseed for gitolite fail?

I'm installing gitolite on a Debian Squeeze box with the following preseed: gitolite gitolite/gituser string git gitolite gitolite/adminkey string ssh-rsa AAAAB3ECT ...
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Specifying preseed for debian installer inside the initrd as a kernel argument

I'm setting up an installer using both PXE and USB, and it works well, however I need to add a few different options to the boot menu to use different preseed files. This is for different situations, ...
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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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Ensure USB disk is never sda, even when booting from it

Some Background... I think this should be a general linux kernel (or kernel module) related question, though I'm facing the issue while preseeding debian for an automated installation. Every time I ...
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How to use/debug Debian preseed with SSL using Startssl Certs

preseeding work perfect for me using: auto url=http://mydomain.com/preseed.cfg but as soon as i use a https connection, it doesn't work any more. auto url=https://mydomain.com/preseed.cfg with ...
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Warnings about partition tables on /dev/md? during preseed installation. (Debian Lenny)

I'm setting up an environment to install many Lenny machines at once and I need to avoid any dialog with the process, corner cases aside. One thing that consistently troubles me is that after my ...
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When seeding a Windows DFS replication copy, do you need to copy security?

I may need to rebuild a 1TB Windows 2008 DFS replication folder between our UK and USA sites. It's good practise to seed the other copy before starting replication so that the bulk of the data doesn't ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 / Debian preseed keyboard origin seed

Using a preseed file for Ubuntu 10.10 alternate, I am unable to skip pass the "Origin of keyboard" question. Any ideas why? My preseed file is as below Reference link here #### Contents of the ...
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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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Mount.cifs not supported during pxe install, but working after reboot. Why?

I'm having trouble adding to AD on pxe-unattended install. The problem is on mount.cifs, a script wich gives me the following error on pxe boot install, works 2 minutes later, after the reboot. ...
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Ubuntu Kickstart installation using LVM waits for input

I have a PXE Boot Setup for installing CentOS 5 and Ubuntu 10.04 via Kickstart. I use LVM and installing CentOS without any user interaction works but Ubuntu always asks to "confirm to write changes ...
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How do you install Ubuntu Server with a custom kernel?

I'm installing Ubuntu Server in a machine that has certain RAID controller not supported by the default kernel. A patch for the kernel has to be downloaded and compiled as a module for this to work. ...
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PXE boot and DHCP server configuration Failing Auto Installation

I have a ISC DHCP Server installed on Ubuntu 9.10 . I have managed to successfully boot a PXE client , obtain a DHCP address and load the initrd.gz file. But I am facing a vague problem when the ...