Kickseed, Kickstart, Preseed

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Thu Dec 6 12:43:00 UTC 2007

On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 12:30:23PM +0000, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 08:43:34PM -0800, MJang wrote:
> > Wondering where Ubuntu is going w/r/t automated installations. I see
> > bits on Kickseed, but nothing in Gutsy. I see per
> > that it was in Feisty.

kickseed has been in Ubuntu since 5.04 and continues to be there. You're
being confused by Launchpad's odd display of project<->distribution
packaging links (

> > Perhaps the focus is on Kickstart or Preseed?
> Both are supported, though Kickstart/Kickseed is a simpler way to get
> started and is recommended for most use cases.

In case there is confusion, "kickseed" is simply the name of the
installer component that implements Kickstart in Ubuntu by means of
translating it into preseeding on the fly. It's not a separate automatic
installation method.

Feel free to ask specific questions about Kickstart or preseeding on
ubuntu-installer at lists.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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