View Full Version : [all variants] Getting a preseed file by installing manually, collecting install options?

October 8th, 2012, 01:00 AM
So I need a preseed file for automatic installation of Ubuntu with the following options:

-Wipe and Use entire disk for installation
-Install restricted extras
-Set a given username for the default user
-Set a predefined hostname for the computer ( a string generated beforehand by me, then put into the file before I run an automated install )
-Set the default user's password to be the same as the hostname
-Set the default user to log in automatically.

The manual tells me I can install manually once, then go to the installed system, install the debconf-utils package, and run this:

$ debconf-get-selections --installer > file
$ debconf-get-selections >> file

sudo debconf-get-selections --installer returns no output when i run it. I need to collect and edit the options I put in during installation for a preseed file.

October 8th, 2012, 01:28 PM

October 22nd, 2012, 01:36 PM
Maybe this will help?