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Ubuntu 19.04 Preseed with RAID-5 doesn't work

We cannot build RAID-5 (/dev/sda /dev/sdb /dev/sdb) with preset config on Ubuntu 19.04, a message when we build ISO file “grub-install on /dev/sda” failed. Is problem in directives? Which they ...
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What options are available to apply Environment Variables (to the ansible-provisioner section) in Packer?

Now I have added a provisioner that will copy a file to /etc/environment: { "variables": { "version": "" }, "provisioners": [ { "type": "file", "source": "files/environment",...
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How to preceed an Ubuntu cronjob?

During preseed, I want to create a cronjob. How to approach this? Official tutorial does not mention this.
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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 :: \ ...