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

Robert Citek robert.citek at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 20:09:16 BST 2010

Making a bit more progress.  This syslinux stanz seems to skip over
the initial keyboard questions:

label auto
menu label ^Auto install
kernel /install/vmlinuz
append noprompt cdrom-detect/try-usb=true persistent
preeseed/file=/cdrom/preseed/preseed.cfg initrd=/install/initrd.gz
locale=en_US setup/layoutcode=en_US console-setup/ask_detect=false
console-setup/layoutcode=us auto=true

However, the installation is still stopping to ask about hostname and
timezone.  Here's what appear to the be the relevant sections from the
preseed file:

d-i netcfg/get_hostname string unassigned-hostname
d-i netcfg/get_domain string unassigned-domain
d-i netcfg/choose_interface select auto

d-i clock-setup/utc-auto    boolean true
d-i clock-setup/utc boolean true
d-i time/zone string US/Pacific
d-i clock-setup/ntp boolean true

What's odd is that the installation process wants me to confirm
Eastern time zone even though I've specified Pacific in the preseed

Any thoughts?

- Robert

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