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Little bits of technical documentation and such. Hopefully helpful.


The smallest preseed file for an entirely automated Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin install

Pass these options on the kernel command line: auto=true priority=critical url=http://your.server/foo.seed, and use this preseed file:

d-i debian-installer/locale string en_US.UTF-8

d-i passwd/root-login boolean true
d-i passwd/make-user boolean false
d-i passwd/root-password password changemeplease
d-i passwd/root-password-again password changemeplease

d-i partman-auto/method string regular
d-i partman-auto/choose_recipe select atomic
d-i partman/choose_partition select finish
d-i partman/confirm boolean true
d-i partman/confirm_nooverwrite boolean true

d-i finish-install/reboot_in_progress note
This will assuredly do thinks you don't want / care about, to make sure to amend it accordingly.

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