Installing Ubuntu with no internet access

Gerhardus Geldenhuis gerhardus.geldenhuis at
Mon Sep 14 11:56:43 UTC 2015

I am trying to get Ubuntu installed without any internet access.

For various reasons we have chosen to use Razor as our installation tool.

Razor is creating a preseed file which I have attached.

So a bit of background,
razor allows you to create an install repo with either a CD/DVD image or
with a http based repository. The problem seems to be that the ubuntu
installer once it has pxe booted and got the preseed file, is trying to
access the internet. Because it can't access the internet it then times out
on every request and it means that installation takes forever.

The relevant part of the preseed file I beli
d-i live-installer/net-image string
d-i mirror/protocol string http
d-i mirror/country string manual
d-i mirror/http/hostname string
d-i mirror/http/directory string /svc/repo/gerrard_ubuntu14/
d-i mirror/udeb/components multiselect main

The repo that is being referred here were created by Razor and is
effectively an extract of the ISO image for Ubuntu server 14.04.

I have created a separate mirror that I use afterwards to install updates
and packages from but it seems that I need to somehow merge the ISO and
mirror repos into one.

I am not sure if razor is doing the correct thing and would really
appreciate any steering with regards to what is wrong in my preseed file.
How can I get the d-i to not try and access the internet but concern itself
only with internal repositories and mirrors.


Gerhardus Geldenhuis
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