Can't preseed username settings in 9.04 alpha 4

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Wed Feb 11 10:31:20 GMT 2009

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 06:45:34PM -0800, Joshua Kwan wrote:
> I'm trying to preseed username and password settings in Jaunty alpha 4
> and it seems to have regressed since 8.10 because doing the same thing
> as I did in 8.10 causes the User Setup wizard page to open asking me
> what my name is, what I want my hostname to be, my password, etc.

You don't mention it explicitly, but since you say a "wizard page" opens
I assume that you're using the desktop installer.

Could you run the installer in debug mode ('ubiquity --debug' from the
command line, or 'debug-ubiquity' added to kernel parameters if you're
booting straight into the installer rather than to a full desktop) and
post /var/log/syslog and /var/log/installer/debug? Obviously, don't use
real usernames or passwords for this test.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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