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Xorriso complaining about symlinks while creating Debian pressed ISO

I'm following the steps to create a Debian preseed ISO here: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Preseed/EditIso. It advises using xorriso to create the final ISO image for EFI systems as ...
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how to install docker using preseed in ubuntu 20.04

I want to install docker.io using the preseed file in ubuntu20.04 to archive this goal, I was doing below steps, download ubuntu 20.04 lts iso image mount it into a folder using mount -o loop ubuntu....
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Preseeding late command not running

I got into preseeding today. Pretty easy and powerful but I still got this late_command at the very end of my preseed.cfg file I can't get working. None of these are being run when deploying my server....
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How to mount NFS volume via curtin preseed

Using MaaS, I need to have instantiated instances automatically add an entry for NFS to /etc/fstab. Auto-mounting is not necessary but OK. I'm using a custom Ubuntu image. In /etc/maas/preseeds/...
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PC won't boot to preseeded Ubuntu USB, but original Ubuntu works

I'm trying to setup several PCs with a preseeded copy of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. So far, I've managed to use my preseeded USB drive for about 10 devices, but now I've got some older ones that just won't ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu 18.04.1 unattended install using preseed from booting to language selection?

I was able to setup a successful unattended install using Ubuntu 14.04 server (ubuntu-14.04.2-server-i386.iso). However, when I attempt to do the same with Ubuntu 18.04 server (ubuntu-18.04.1-...
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How to create Debian preseeded ISO from macOS?

I would like to create a preseeded Debian ISO, but I only have a Mac available to do this. The instructions for creating the ISO is straightforward, but it involves the appending of a file using cpio,...
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How to configure preseed file in Debian to make grub configuration point to correct drive

I have several computers with 2 drives (one is ssd, the other is hdd). I've created preseed file for automated deployment that works fine except for the part with partitioning. For now it is done ...
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Ubuntu preseed partition table ignored

My Ubuntu install seems to ignore my partition table, I am not really sure why I got some partitions created an other ignored. here is my table: d-i partman-auto/expert_recipe string ...
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Debian/Ubuntu preseed generator?

All of these questions are related to the preseed support in the Debian Installer: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Preseed Is there a means, perhaps a .ubeb Debian-Installer extension, by ...
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Satisfying dependency errors whilst building Debian Jessie live CD with simple-cdd

I am trying to build a Debian install CD with simple-cdd, which is recommended as the easiest way to create a custom installer. The CD will have a few extra packages and a preseed file. Before ...
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Debian preseeding and UEFI

I have the following preseed snippet for installing a Debian (Jessie) system on a single partition: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string regular d-i partman-auto/...
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Enabling systemd service with preseed

I'm trying to enable serial-getty@ttyS0.service to output getty to serial console as well as tty0. I have tried running systemctl enable serial-getty@ttyS0 but I suspect that systemd might not be ...
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Trying to create two LVM groups using Preseed

Here's the trick of what I'm trying to do. I have VMs that I'm going to use to test a product feature. Testing that product feature requires that I configure the disks in different ways. My plan is to ...
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Skip “Use network mirror?” in debian preseed

I'm trying to automatically install debian wheezy. In my preseed file, I have set apt-mirror-setup apt-setup/no_mirror boolean false Nevertheless, I get this annoying question: How do I turn it off ...
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Set keyboard layout in debian wheezy with preseed

I want to install debian automatically. I've copied the example preseed file into the initrd, and verified that it contains d-i keymap select us In the installation system, /var/log/syslog contains ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 iso image customization

I'm trying to create my own iso image based on Ubuntu 12.10 and I've got several questions. 1) How can I add user using preseed? I tried to do it this way, but I still have to enter the password in ...
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Ubuntu preseed. Use whole disk space, but no swap

I'm trying to make a installation usb stick for a equipment we have here. I would like to automate linux installation, because we have a lot of these machines to install. The machine has a 30GB SSD ....
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How can partman partition more than one disk in a Debian installer preseed file?

Making partman partition a single disk is easy enough: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/xvda d-i partman-auto/method string regular d-i partman-auto/expert_recipe string \ boot-swap :: \ ...