Alternative methods for inserting preseed files

ago agostino.russo at
Tue Nov 13 01:10:11 GMT 2007

Hmm, my understanding was that the objective was to create a "feature
that will allow
users to automatically install Ubuntu from CDs they have".

I assume that what Joshua wants is to grab the existing desktop CD,
boot it via a local kernel/initrd/bootloader, and pass a custom
preseed available on some other local device and possibly add some
extra packages and customizations not on the original CD. This is very
similar to what Wubi is doing, the fact that a VM is used does not
change much, in fact this is exactly my testing environment...

On Nov 12, 2007 4:55 PM, Colin Watson <cjwatson at> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at 09:54:16PM +0030, ago wrote:
> > Wubi ( actually uses a custom preseed and external
> > override files made available on the HD. Such files are loaded by the
> > default initrd. The hooks are provided by the lupin project and are
> > already in Gutsy (casper). Lupin also make it possible to boot from an
> > iso on hd. Have a look if it is useful for you.
> Note that this only applies to the live CD. The general preseeding
> facilities that already exist in both d-i and casper are more useful for
> Josh's case, I think.
> --
> Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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