Script to Automate Ubuntu Installer

Anders Karlsson trudheim at
Thu Jan 12 05:46:47 GMT 2006

On 12 Jan 2006 01:41:11 -0000, Michael <pnjgt4x02 at> wrote:
> Could someone tell me where to get information about how to write an
> installation script for the ubuntu installer? I'm helping with a project
> called Instlux, which Jordi Massaguer i Pla mailed this list about a couple days ago. Instlux will gather information from the Windows registry, ask the user how much space to give linux, and write that information to an installation script. The computer will restart and, using grub4dos, load the ubuntu installer, which will automatically partition the disk, copy the linux distribution, and configure the system based on the information in the installation script. I haven't been able to find any documentation on how to write such a script for the ubuntu installer, though, so I would be very grateful if someone could point me the way. Thank you for your help.
> Michael

It is called a 'preseed' file. Ubuntu uses the debian installer (d-i)
so if you google for preseed and debian installer, you should find all
you need.


Anders Karlsson <trudheim at>

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