ubiquity customization

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Tue Jan 6 14:04:27 GMT 2009

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 07:24:07AM +0100, Juan Jesús Ojeda Croissier wrote:
> I guess it's better idea that comment that, to add some lines about
> languages packages:
> # Only install the standard system and language packs.
> d-i     pkgsel/language-pack-patterns   string
> # No language support packages.
> d-i     pkgsel/install-language-support boolean false
> With those options, I think, you will get a installation without
> language packages, so if you've already installed the language
> packages you need into the live, you don't need any more packages.

Note that Ubiquity will normally *remove* the unselected language packs.
If you want to avoid that, then make sure that they're listed as part of
/casper/filesystem.manifest-desktop as well as
/casper/filesystem.manifest (if you're using livecd-rootfs, then make
sure that the packages you want to keep are installed along with the
desktop rather than in the subsequent phase - LIST rather than

> To test the preseed you just need to rebuild the iso part, not the
> squashfs part (which is the one which takes more time).

Or you can use url=http://url/to/preseed/file and thereby fetch the
preseed file over the network. The support for that is a bit of a bodge
but as long as 'dhclient eth0' works during boot then it should be fine.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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