[ubuntu-us-mi] completely automated install of Lucid using preseeding

Scott Moser smoser at brickies.net
Fri Jun 11 18:57:52 BST 2010

On Fri, 11 Jun 2010, Robert Citek wrote:

> Has anyone here done a completely automated install of Ubuntu 10.04
> using preseeding?
> My eventual goal is to completely automate the installation of Ubuntu.
>  That is, given a new machine, I want to plug in power, plug in
> Ethernet, turn it on, and walk away.  When I come back, I want to be
> presented with a login prompt to a completely new Ubuntu installation.
> Can this be done with Ubuntu and preseeding, or should I look at
> alternative methods such as cloning?

It is absolutely possible.  There are likely countless implementations of
plumbing for it.  Heres one that  we use for automated installations of
ubuntu-server for UEC:

There are likely others.  That one goes from sending a "wake on lan"
packet to preseeding.  Its probably underdocumented , but ...


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