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Is there any way to make the installation of Debian unattended, I need to install on multiple machines with similar hardware.

Basically I need to install Debian system without human interaction, with predefined parameters such as users and passwords.

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    How similar is the hardware? You might be able to use clonezilla and a drbl server. – user2313067 Apr 29 '15 at 17:08
  • I wondered the same thing, apparently has nice features and options. – Francisco Tapia Apr 29 '15 at 17:11
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yes you can do that using Debian's "preseeding" system which is based on the deb-conf engine.

read here: https://www.debian.org/releases/wheezy/i386/apbs02.html.en

Basically you create a preseed file that the install system retrieves at boot time reading a series of parameters/variables that correspond to the inputs required by the Debian interactive install system (deb-conf). If the preseed file has a particular variable in it the corresponding interactive parameter request is just skipped taking the value from the pressed file. You can define "all" the install required parameters then you get a Debian fully unattended install.

Debian Preseed Reference.

  • ill do some test but i think this is the right answer. – Francisco Tapia Apr 28 '15 at 16:52
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You can go the route of FAI, "Fully Automated Installation" which is specifically designed for multiple repetitive installs. See the website for details.

  • I'll also check it, seem insteresting. – Francisco Tapia Apr 29 '15 at 13:56
  • Why would I learn a new tool for doing what Debian already natively (perfectly) does... – Pat May 5 '15 at 13:17
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Google for "Debian preseeding". It usually involves setting up a DHCP/DNS/TFTP/HTTP server combination, serving addresses, names, basic boot files and preseed files. You can skip all but the last with a bootable usb stick with mini iso but with a local preseed file.

  • the point of the community is get a right answer or some references, not only a Google for... – Francisco Tapia Apr 28 '15 at 16:50

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