Difference: CobblerInstallUbuntu (1 vs. 2)

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-- ColinLeavettBrown - 2013-03-06

Installing Ubuntu 12.04 via Cobbler

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 Using the cobbler server on elephant.heprc.uvic.ca, Ubuntu 12.04.2 was installed via the private network (10.200.200.0/25) on e1, e13, and e14 using the following procedure:

  • Retrieve the Ubuntu installation image:
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 wget http://mirror.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/mirror/ubuntu.com/releases/12.04.2/ubuntu-12.04.2-alternate-amd64.iso
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  • Create the Cobbler "distro":
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  • Create the Cobbler distro and profile:
 
sudo su
mount -o loop ubuntu-12.04.2-alternate-amd64.iso /mnt
cobbler import --name ubuntu-12.04.2 --path=/mnt --breed=ubuntu
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* Add necessary kernel options to the profile:
cobbler profile edit --name ubuntu-12.04.2-x86_64 --kopts "language=en_US priority=critical"
 
  • Setup the Ubuntu distribution for network boot install:
cd /var/www/cobbler/ks_mirror/ubuntu-12.04.2/install
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 mv preseed.cfg original_preseed.cfg
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wget https://wiki.heprc.uvic.ca/twiki/pub/HEPrc/CobblerInstallUbuntu/preseed.cfg
 
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# Preseeding only locale sets language, country and locale.
d-i debian-installer/locale string en_US

# The values can also be preseeded individually for greater flexibility.
#d-i debian-installer/language string en
#d-i debian-installer/country string NL
#d-i debian-installer/locale string en_GB.UTF-8
# Optionally specify additional locales to be generated.
#d-i localechooser/supported-locales en_US.UTF-8, nl_NL.UTF-8


# Keyboard selection.
# Disable automatic (interactive) keymap detection.
d-i console-setup/ask_detect boolean false
#d-i keyboard-configuration/modelcode string pc105
d-i keyboard-configuration/layoutcode string us
# To select a variant of the selected layout (if you leave this out, the
# basic form of the layout will be used):
#d-i keyboard-configuration/variantcode string dvorak



# Disable network configuration entirely. This is useful for cdrom
# installations on non-networked devices where the network questions,
# warning and long timeouts are a nuisance.
#d-i netcfg/enable boolean false

# netcfg will choose an interface that has link if possible. This makes it
# skip displaying a list if there is more than one interface.
d-i netcfg/choose_interface select auto

# To pick a particular interface instead:
#d-i netcfg/choose_interface select eth1

# If you have a slow dhcp server and the installer times out waiting for
# it, this might be useful.
#d-i netcfg/dhcp_timeout string 60

# If you prefer to configure the network manually, uncomment this line and
# the static network configuration below.
#d-i netcfg/disable_autoconfig boolean true

# If you want the preconfiguration file to work on systems both with and
# without a dhcp server, uncomment these lines and the static network
# configuration below.
#d-i netcfg/dhcp_failed note
#d-i netcfg/dhcp_options select Configure network manually

# Static network configuration.
d-i netcfg/get_nameservers string 
#d-i netcfg/get_ipaddress string 192.168.1.42
#d-i netcfg/get_netmask string 255.255.255.0
#d-i netcfg/get_gateway string 192.168.1.1
#d-i netcfg/confirm_static boolean true

# Any hostname and domain names assigned from dhcp take precedence over
# values set here. However, setting the values still prevents the questions
# from being shown, even if values come from dhcp.
d-i netcfg/get_hostname string unassigned-hostname
d-i netcfg/get_domain string unassigned-domain

# Disable that annoying WEP key dialog.
d-i netcfg/wireless_wep string
# The wacky dhcp hostname that some ISPs use as a password of sorts.
#d-i netcfg/dhcp_hostname string radish

# If non-free firmware is needed for the network or other hardware, you can
# configure the installer to always try to load it, without prompting. Or
# change to false to disable asking.
#d-i hw-detect/load_firmware boolean true


# If you select ftp, the mirror/country string does not need to be set.
#d-i mirror/protocol string ftp
d-i mirror/country string manual
d-i mirror/http/hostname string 10.200.200.10
d-i mirror/http/directory string /ubuntu
d-i mirror/http/proxy string

# Alternatively: by default, the installer uses CC.archive.ubuntu.com where
# CC is the ISO-3166-2 code for the selected country. You can preseed this
# so that it does so without asking.
#d-i mirror/http/mirror select CC.archive.ubuntu.com

# Suite to install.
d-i mirror/suite string precise
# Suite to use for loading installer components (optional).
#d-i mirror/udeb/suite string precise
# Components to use for loading installer components (optional).
#d-i mirror/udeb/components multiselect main, restricted


# Controls whether or not the hardware clock is set to UTC.
d-i clock-setup/utc boolean true

# You may set this to any valid setting for $TZ; see the contents of
# /usr/share/zoneinfo/ for valid values.
d-i time/zone string America/Pacific

# Controls whether to use NTP to set the clock during the install
d-i clock-setup/ntp boolean false
# NTP server to use. The default is almost always fine here.
#d-i clock-setup/ntp-server string ntp.example.com


# If the system has free space you can choose to only partition that space.
# This is only honoured if partman-auto/method (below) is not set.
# Alternatives: custom, some_device, some_device_crypto, some_device_lvm.
#d-i partman-auto/init_automatically_partition select biggest_free

# Alternatively, you may specify a disk to partition. If the system has only
# one disk the installer will default to using that, but otherwise the device
# name must be given in traditional, non-devfs format (so e.g. /dev/hda or
# /dev/sda, and not e.g. /dev/discs/disc0/disc).
# For example, to use the first SCSI/SATA hard disk:
d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda
# In addition, you'll need to specify the method to use.
# The presently available methods are:
# - regular: use the usual partition types for your architecture
# - lvm:     use LVM to partition the disk
# - crypto:  use LVM within an encrypted partition
d-i partman-auto/method string lvm

# If one of the disks that are going to be automatically partitioned
# contains an old LVM configuration, the user will normally receive a
# warning. This can be preseeded away...
d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm boolean true
# The same applies to pre-existing software RAID array:
d-i partman-md/device_remove_md boolean true
# And the same goes for the confirmation to write the lvm partitions.
d-i partman-lvm/confirm boolean true

# For LVM partitioning, you can select how much of the volume group to use
# for logical volumes.
#d-i partman-auto-lvm/guided_size string max
#d-i partman-auto-lvm/guided_size string 10GB
#d-i partman-auto-lvm/guided_size string 50%

# You can choose one of the three predefined partitioning recipes:
# - atomic: all files in one partition
# - home:   separate /home partition
# - multi:  separate /home, /usr, /var, and /tmp partitions
d-i partman-auto/choose_recipe select atomic

# Or provide a recipe of your own...
# If you have a way to get a recipe file into the d-i environment, you can
# just point at it.
#d-i partman-auto/expert_recipe_file string /hd-media/recipe

# If not, you can put an entire recipe into the preconfiguration file in one
# (logical) line. This example creates a small /boot partition, suitable
# swap, and uses the rest of the space for the root partition:
#d-i partman-auto/expert_recipe string                         \
#      boot-root ::                                            \
#              40 50 100 ext3                                  \
#                      $primary{ } $bootable{ }                \
#                      method{ format } format{ }              \
#                      use_filesystem{ } filesystem{ ext3 }    \
#                      mountpoint{ /boot }                     \
#              .                                               \
#              500 10000 1000000000 ext3                       \
#                      method{ format } format{ }              \
#                      use_filesystem{ } filesystem{ ext3 }    \
#                      mountpoint{ / }                         \
#              .                                               \
#              64 512 300% linux-swap                          \
#                      method{ swap } format{ }                \
#              .

# If you just want to change the default filesystem from ext3 to something
# else, you can do that without providing a full recipe.
#d-i partman/default_filesystem string ext4

# The full recipe format is documented in the file partman-auto-recipe.txt
# included in the 'debian-installer' package or available from D-I source
# repository. This also documents how to specify settings such as file
# system labels, volume group names and which physical devices to include
# in a volume group.

# This makes partman automatically partition without confirmation, provided
# that you told it what to do using one of the methods above.
d-i partman-partitioning/confirm_write_new_label boolean true
d-i partman/choose_partition select finish
d-i partman/confirm boolean true
d-i partman/confirm_nooverwrite boolean true


# Configure APT to not install recommended packages by default. Use of this
# option can result in an incomplete system and should only be used by very
# experienced users.
#d-i base-installer/install-recommends boolean false

# The kernel image (meta) package to be installed; "none" can be used if no
# kernel is to be installed.
#d-i base-installer/kernel/image string linux-generic




# Skip creation of a root account (normal user account will be able to
# use sudo). The default is false; preseed this to true if you want to set
# a root password.
d-i passwd/root-login boolean true
# Alternatively, to skip creation of a normal user account.
d-i passwd/make-user boolean false

# Root password, either in clear text
#d-i passwd/root-password password r00tme
#d-i passwd/root-password-again password r00tme
# or encrypted using an MD5 hash.
d-i passwd/root-password-crypted password $1$J5mWynPX$9F5NBddsTOrqBW4i3zwiH/

# To create a normal user account.
#d-i passwd/user-fullname string Ubuntu User
#d-i passwd/username string ubuntu
# Normal user's password, either in clear text
#d-i passwd/user-password password insecure
#d-i passwd/user-password-again password insecure
# or encrypted using an MD5 hash.
#d-i passwd/user-password-crypted password [MD5 hash]
# Create the first user with the specified UID instead of the default.
#d-i passwd/user-uid string 1010
# The installer will warn about weak passwords. If you are sure you know
# what you're doing and want to override it, uncomment this.
#d-i user-setup/allow-password-weak boolean true

# The user account will be added to some standard initial groups. To
# override that, use this.
#d-i passwd/user-default-groups string audio cdrom video

# Set to true if you want to encrypt the first user's home directory.
d-i user-setup/encrypt-home boolean false



# You can choose to install restricted and universe software, or to install
# software from the backports repository.
#d-i apt-setup/restricted boolean true
#d-i apt-setup/universe boolean true
#d-i apt-setup/backports boolean true
# Uncomment this if you don't want to use a network mirror.
#d-i apt-setup/use_mirror boolean false
# Select which update services to use; define the mirrors to be used.
# Values shown below are the normal defaults.
#d-i apt-setup/services-select multiselect security
#d-i apt-setup/security_host string security.ubuntu.com
#d-i apt-setup/security_path string /ubuntu

# Additional repositories, local[0-9] available
#d-i apt-setup/local0/repository string \
#       http://local.server/ubuntu precise main
#d-i apt-setup/local0/comment string local server
# Enable deb-src lines
#d-i apt-setup/local0/source boolean true
# URL to the public key of the local repository; you must provide a key or
# apt will complain about the unauthenticated repository and so the
# sources.list line will be left commented out
#d-i apt-setup/local0/key string http://local.server/key

# By default the installer requires that repositories be authenticated
# using a known gpg key. This setting can be used to disable that
# authentication. Warning: Insecure, not recommended.
#d-i debian-installer/allow_unauthenticated boolean true


tasksel tasksel/first multiselect standard
#tasksel tasksel/first multiselect lamp-server, print-server
#tasksel tasksel/first multiselect kubuntu-desktop

# Individual additional packages to install
d-i pkgsel/include string openssh-server
# Whether to upgrade packages after debootstrap.
# Allowed values: none, safe-upgrade, full-upgrade
#d-i pkgsel/upgrade select none

# Language pack selection
#d-i pkgsel/language-packs multiselect de, en, zh

# Policy for applying updates. May be "none" (no automatic updates),
# "unattended-upgrades" (install security updates automatically), or
# "landscape" (manage system with Landscape).
#d-i pkgsel/update-policy select none

# Some versions of the installer can report back on what software you have
# installed, and what software you use. The default is not to report back,
# but sending reports helps the project determine what software is most
# popular and include it on CDs.
#popularity-contest popularity-contest/participate boolean false

# By default, the system's locate database will be updated after the
# installer has finished installing most packages. This may take a while, so
# if you don't want it, you can set this to "false" to turn it off.
#d-i pkgsel/updatedb boolean true


# Grub is the default boot loader (for x86). If you want lilo installed
# instead, uncomment this:
#d-i grub-installer/skip boolean true
# To also skip installing lilo, and install no bootloader, uncomment this
# too:
#d-i lilo-installer/skip boolean true

# With a few exceptions for unusual partitioning setups, GRUB 2 is now the
# default. If you need GRUB Legacy for some particular reason, then
# uncomment this:
#d-i grub-installer/grub2_instead_of_grub_legacy boolean false

# This is fairly safe to set, it makes grub install automatically to the MBR
# if no other operating system is detected on the machine.
d-i grub-installer/only_debian boolean true

# This one makes grub-installer install to the MBR if it also finds some other
# OS, which is less safe as it might not be able to boot that other OS.
d-i grub-installer/with_other_os boolean true

# Alternatively, if you want to install to a location other than the mbr,
# uncomment and edit these lines:
#d-i grub-installer/only_debian boolean false
#d-i grub-installer/with_other_os boolean false
#d-i grub-installer/bootdev  string (hd0,0)
# To install grub to multiple disks:
#d-i grub-installer/bootdev  string (hd0,0) (hd1,0) (hd2,0)

# Optional password for grub, either in clear text
#d-i grub-installer/password password r00tme
#d-i grub-installer/password-again password r00tme
# or encrypted using an MD5 hash, see grub-md5-crypt(8).
#d-i grub-installer/password-crypted password [MD5 hash]

# Use the following option to add additional boot parameters for the
# installed system (if supported by the bootloader installer).
# Note: options passed to the installer will be added automatically.
#d-i debian-installer/add-kernel-opts string nousb


# During installations from serial console, the regular virtual consoles
# (VT1-VT6) are normally disabled in /etc/inittab. Uncomment the next
# line to prevent this.
#d-i finish-install/keep-consoles boolean true

# Avoid that last message about the install being complete.
d-i finish-install/reboot_in_progress note

# This will prevent the installer from ejecting the CD during the reboot,
# which is useful in some situations.
#d-i cdrom-detect/eject boolean false

# This is how to make the installer shutdown when finished, but not
# reboot into the installed system.
#d-i debian-installer/exit/halt boolean true
# This will power off the machine instead of just halting it.
#d-i debian-installer/exit/poweroff boolean true



# This first command is run as early as possible, just after
# preseeding is read.
#d-i preseed/early_command string anna-install some-udeb
#d-i preseed/early_command string wget http://10.200.200.10/cblr/svc/op/trig/mode/pre/system/$cobbler_name -O /dev/null

# This command is run just before the install finishes, but when there is
# still a usable /target directory. You can chroot to /target and use it
# directly, or use the apt-install and in-target commands to easily install
# packages and run commands in the target system.
#d-i preseed/late_command string apt-install zsh; in-target chsh -s /bin/zsh
d-i preseed/late_command string /bin/mv /target/etc/rc.local /target/etc/rc.local_save; /bin/cp -p /mouse-firstboot /target/etc/rc.local; wget http://10.200.200.10/cblr/svc/op/nopxe/system/$cobbler_name -O /dev/null; wget http://10.200.200.10/cblr/svc/op/trig/mode/post/system/$cobbler_name -O /dev/null

  • Unpack the network-boot initial RAM disk (initrd) and replace the default preseed.cfg with one to answer all installation questions and stop repetitive installs:
  • Create the script "mouse-firstboot" with the following content to finalize the network configuration:
vi mouse-firstboot

#!/bin/bash
    public_nic=`ifconfig -a | awk '/HWaddr/ {print $1}' | tail -n 2 | head -n 1`
    printf "\n#The public network interface\nauto %q\niface %q inet dhcp\ndns-nameservers 142.104.6.1 142.104.80.2\npost-up /sbin/route del default\npost-up /sbin/route add default gw 206.12.154.254" $public_nic $public_nic >>/etc/network/interfaces
    ifup $public_nic

    /bin/sed -i 's/10.200.200.10/ca.archive.ubuntu.com/' /etc/apt/sources.list

    /bin/sed -i 's/Port 22/Port 3121/' /etc/ssh/sshd_config
    service ssh restart

    /bin/mkdir -p /root/.ssh
    /bin/chmod 755 /root/.ssh
    /bin/echo "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABIwAAAQEAwpREcxoW74RlVn4/ezJAKuL+rGWz/YfE1jhzd258Mac2V0S+8pTcAJKM062HPMe4lBcECZ6mUaMW+ZDbJcnyYt5ZDE+mH52FCMeOj1/cbthKDEYs1e6Mm7uhqFc7ATO1QdcP/VEVI73pfPYk6ijTNqc3UeQHRGutgF/o1BJmd44JUbbjEf5lT9Z0RYapawwfZp/8+Web/C3U/QlfG2bkQVeWHEtkWRHJDSac0VspdVsTwS3UiUsbaSOTwdXQJIe+ixSZNgVUxsAtJ4IMz3mYCuFFUeKoBWG7PC4yGD+8PxwHKd3eGHQbyy1CIsyg14LYMgm9kHdjkI7M6pt4sPzbfw== crlb@heplw34.phys.uvic.ca" >>/root/.ssh/authorized_keys
    /bin/echo "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABIwAAAQEArCq5+hUgS0UVsgZ+U/u12Fi2c+iOFimsfcv8JYODraSCjRSslJb110fLD6NPDk/8xm2C2gxqBar8tK2zZaftS4LYwtTY/8qMGCyf5O+8uCVuJztUt3V3m9TtAAp8pKX6aqhASOOW/IFfkodbt/6XwjGiCf5QPs8cHdh7S4zR4dJ9N154uDQkIs2meuX/SYZktkRz6qbo0pYceGZTh8TV5lGYUN6iZefV40lx/p+3BlRmC7NcaG+HGf4KpczHpofgp096sSoiIKlZm4rpcNxNMnNPLoCCP6w2eRDS1V7hDVIO2rF1i+OrkgEDPqf1dx/Q3911NcbawwdaS/ssB+jPFw== igable@sabadoo.phys.UVic.CA" >>/root/.ssh/authorized_keys
    /bin/chmod 600 /root/.ssh/authorized_keys

    /bin/mv /etc/rc.local /etc/rc.local_firstboot
    /bin/mv /etc/rc.local_save /etc/rc.local
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chmod 700 mouse-firstboot
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cobbler system add --name e14 --hostname mouse03.heprc.uvic.ca --profile ubuntu-12.04.2-x86_64 --kopts="cobbler_name=e14" --netboot true --gateway 10.200.201.254 cobbler system edit --name e14 --interface eth0 --mac d4:ae:52:6c:e2:ea --ip-address 10.200.200.14 --subnet 255.255.254.0 cobbler system edit --name e14 --interface eth2 --mac 00:1b:21:cf:16:4c --ip-address 206.12.154.14 --subnet 255.255.255.0
 
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  • Perform a Cobbler sync to create appropriate DHCP and tftpboot entries:
cobbler sync
 
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    • Either, ipmitool -U -H power cycle
    • or open the iDRAC6 web console to the target node and cycle the power.

META FILEATTACHMENT attachment="mouse-firstboot" attr="" comment="" date="1362610195" name="mouse-firstboot" path="mouse-firstboot" size="1637" user="crlb" version="1"
META FILEATTACHMENT attachment="preseed.cfg" attr="" comment="" date="1362610195" name="preseed.cfg" path="preseed.cfg" size="15897" user="crlb" version="1"

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-- ColinLeavettBrown - 2013-03-06

Installing Ubuntu 12.04 via Cobbler

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Using the cobbler server on elephant.heprc.uvic.ca, Ubuntu 12.04.2 was installed via the private network (10.200.200.0/25) on e1, e13, and e14 using the following procedure:

  • Retrieve the Ubuntu installation image:
cd ~/Downloads
wget http://mirror.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/mirror/ubuntu.com/releases/12.04.2/ubuntu-12.04.2-alternate-amd64.iso

  • Create the Cobbler "distro":
sudo su
mount -o loop ubuntu-12.04.2-alternate-amd64.iso /mnt
cobbler import --name ubuntu-12.04.2 --path=/mnt --breed=ubuntu

  • Setup the Ubuntu distribution for network boot install:
cd /var/www/cobbler/ks_mirror/ubuntu-12.04.2/install
mv initrd.gz original_initrd.gz
gunzip -c netboot/ubuntu-installer/amd64/initrd.gz >netboot/ubuntu-installer/amd64/initrd
mkdir tmp
cd tmp
cpio -i < ../netboot/ubuntu-installer/amd64/initrd
mv preseed.cfg original_preseed.cfg

vi preseed.cfg

# Preseeding only locale sets language, country and locale.
d-i debian-installer/locale string en_US

# The values can also be preseeded individually for greater flexibility.
#d-i debian-installer/language string en
#d-i debian-installer/country string NL
#d-i debian-installer/locale string en_GB.UTF-8
# Optionally specify additional locales to be generated.
#d-i localechooser/supported-locales en_US.UTF-8, nl_NL.UTF-8


# Keyboard selection.
# Disable automatic (interactive) keymap detection.
d-i console-setup/ask_detect boolean false
#d-i keyboard-configuration/modelcode string pc105
d-i keyboard-configuration/layoutcode string us
# To select a variant of the selected layout (if you leave this out, the
# basic form of the layout will be used):
#d-i keyboard-configuration/variantcode string dvorak



# Disable network configuration entirely. This is useful for cdrom
# installations on non-networked devices where the network questions,
# warning and long timeouts are a nuisance.
#d-i netcfg/enable boolean false

# netcfg will choose an interface that has link if possible. This makes it
# skip displaying a list if there is more than one interface.
d-i netcfg/choose_interface select auto

# To pick a particular interface instead:
#d-i netcfg/choose_interface select eth1

# If you have a slow dhcp server and the installer times out waiting for
# it, this might be useful.
#d-i netcfg/dhcp_timeout string 60

# If you prefer to configure the network manually, uncomment this line and
# the static network configuration below.
#d-i netcfg/disable_autoconfig boolean true

# If you want the preconfiguration file to work on systems both with and
# without a dhcp server, uncomment these lines and the static network
# configuration below.
#d-i netcfg/dhcp_failed note
#d-i netcfg/dhcp_options select Configure network manually

# Static network configuration.
d-i netcfg/get_nameservers string 
#d-i netcfg/get_ipaddress string 192.168.1.42
#d-i netcfg/get_netmask string 255.255.255.0
#d-i netcfg/get_gateway string 192.168.1.1
#d-i netcfg/confirm_static boolean true

# Any hostname and domain names assigned from dhcp take precedence over
# values set here. However, setting the values still prevents the questions
# from being shown, even if values come from dhcp.
d-i netcfg/get_hostname string unassigned-hostname
d-i netcfg/get_domain string unassigned-domain

# Disable that annoying WEP key dialog.
d-i netcfg/wireless_wep string
# The wacky dhcp hostname that some ISPs use as a password of sorts.
#d-i netcfg/dhcp_hostname string radish

# If non-free firmware is needed for the network or other hardware, you can
# configure the installer to always try to load it, without prompting. Or
# change to false to disable asking.
#d-i hw-detect/load_firmware boolean true


# If you select ftp, the mirror/country string does not need to be set.
#d-i mirror/protocol string ftp
d-i mirror/country string manual
d-i mirror/http/hostname string 10.200.200.10
d-i mirror/http/directory string /ubuntu
d-i mirror/http/proxy string

# Alternatively: by default, the installer uses CC.archive.ubuntu.com where
# CC is the ISO-3166-2 code for the selected country. You can preseed this
# so that it does so without asking.
#d-i mirror/http/mirror select CC.archive.ubuntu.com

# Suite to install.
d-i mirror/suite string precise
# Suite to use for loading installer components (optional).
#d-i mirror/udeb/suite string precise
# Components to use for loading installer components (optional).
#d-i mirror/udeb/components multiselect main, restricted


# Controls whether or not the hardware clock is set to UTC.
d-i clock-setup/utc boolean true

# You may set this to any valid setting for $TZ; see the contents of
# /usr/share/zoneinfo/ for valid values.
d-i time/zone string America/Pacific

# Controls whether to use NTP to set the clock during the install
d-i clock-setup/ntp boolean false
# NTP server to use. The default is almost always fine here.
#d-i clock-setup/ntp-server string ntp.example.com


# If the system has free space you can choose to only partition that space.
# This is only honoured if partman-auto/method (below) is not set.
# Alternatives: custom, some_device, some_device_crypto, some_device_lvm.
#d-i partman-auto/init_automatically_partition select biggest_free

# Alternatively, you may specify a disk to partition. If the system has only
# one disk the installer will default to using that, but otherwise the device
# name must be given in traditional, non-devfs format (so e.g. /dev/hda or
# /dev/sda, and not e.g. /dev/discs/disc0/disc).
# For example, to use the first SCSI/SATA hard disk:
d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda
# In addition, you'll need to specify the method to use.
# The presently available methods are:
# - regular: use the usual partition types for your architecture
# - lvm:     use LVM to partition the disk
# - crypto:  use LVM within an encrypted partition
d-i partman-auto/method string lvm

# If one of the disks that are going to be automatically partitioned
# contains an old LVM configuration, the user will normally receive a
# warning. This can be preseeded away...
d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm boolean true
# The same applies to pre-existing software RAID array:
d-i partman-md/device_remove_md boolean true
# And the same goes for the confirmation to write the lvm partitions.
d-i partman-lvm/confirm boolean true

# For LVM partitioning, you can select how much of the volume group to use
# for logical volumes.
#d-i partman-auto-lvm/guided_size string max
#d-i partman-auto-lvm/guided_size string 10GB
#d-i partman-auto-lvm/guided_size string 50%

# You can choose one of the three predefined partitioning recipes:
# - atomic: all files in one partition
# - home:   separate /home partition
# - multi:  separate /home, /usr, /var, and /tmp partitions
d-i partman-auto/choose_recipe select atomic

# Or provide a recipe of your own...
# If you have a way to get a recipe file into the d-i environment, you can
# just point at it.
#d-i partman-auto/expert_recipe_file string /hd-media/recipe

# If not, you can put an entire recipe into the preconfiguration file in one
# (logical) line. This example creates a small /boot partition, suitable
# swap, and uses the rest of the space for the root partition:
#d-i partman-auto/expert_recipe string                         \
#      boot-root ::                                            \
#              40 50 100 ext3                                  \
#                      $primary{ } $bootable{ }                \
#                      method{ format } format{ }              \
#                      use_filesystem{ } filesystem{ ext3 }    \
#                      mountpoint{ /boot }                     \
#              .                                               \
#              500 10000 1000000000 ext3                       \
#                      method{ format } format{ }              \
#                      use_filesystem{ } filesystem{ ext3 }    \
#                      mountpoint{ / }                         \
#              .                                               \
#              64 512 300% linux-swap                          \
#                      method{ swap } format{ }                \
#              .

# If you just want to change the default filesystem from ext3 to something
# else, you can do that without providing a full recipe.
#d-i partman/default_filesystem string ext4

# The full recipe format is documented in the file partman-auto-recipe.txt
# included in the 'debian-installer' package or available from D-I source
# repository. This also documents how to specify settings such as file
# system labels, volume group names and which physical devices to include
# in a volume group.

# This makes partman automatically partition without confirmation, provided
# that you told it what to do using one of the methods above.
d-i partman-partitioning/confirm_write_new_label boolean true
d-i partman/choose_partition select finish
d-i partman/confirm boolean true
d-i partman/confirm_nooverwrite boolean true


# Configure APT to not install recommended packages by default. Use of this
# option can result in an incomplete system and should only be used by very
# experienced users.
#d-i base-installer/install-recommends boolean false

# The kernel image (meta) package to be installed; "none" can be used if no
# kernel is to be installed.
#d-i base-installer/kernel/image string linux-generic




# Skip creation of a root account (normal user account will be able to
# use sudo). The default is false; preseed this to true if you want to set
# a root password.
d-i passwd/root-login boolean true
# Alternatively, to skip creation of a normal user account.
d-i passwd/make-user boolean false

# Root password, either in clear text
#d-i passwd/root-password password r00tme
#d-i passwd/root-password-again password r00tme
# or encrypted using an MD5 hash.
d-i passwd/root-password-crypted password $1$J5mWynPX$9F5NBddsTOrqBW4i3zwiH/

# To create a normal user account.
#d-i passwd/user-fullname string Ubuntu User
#d-i passwd/username string ubuntu
# Normal user's password, either in clear text
#d-i passwd/user-password password insecure
#d-i passwd/user-password-again password insecure
# or encrypted using an MD5 hash.
#d-i passwd/user-password-crypted password [MD5 hash]
# Create the first user with the specified UID instead of the default.
#d-i passwd/user-uid string 1010
# The installer will warn about weak passwords. If you are sure you know
# what you're doing and want to override it, uncomment this.
#d-i user-setup/allow-password-weak boolean true

# The user account will be added to some standard initial groups. To
# override that, use this.
#d-i passwd/user-default-groups string audio cdrom video

# Set to true if you want to encrypt the first user's home directory.
d-i user-setup/encrypt-home boolean false



# You can choose to install restricted and universe software, or to install
# software from the backports repository.
#d-i apt-setup/restricted boolean true
#d-i apt-setup/universe boolean true
#d-i apt-setup/backports boolean true
# Uncomment this if you don't want to use a network mirror.
#d-i apt-setup/use_mirror boolean false
# Select which update services to use; define the mirrors to be used.
# Values shown below are the normal defaults.
#d-i apt-setup/services-select multiselect security
#d-i apt-setup/security_host string security.ubuntu.com
#d-i apt-setup/security_path string /ubuntu

# Additional repositories, local[0-9] available
#d-i apt-setup/local0/repository string \
#       http://local.server/ubuntu precise main
#d-i apt-setup/local0/comment string local server
# Enable deb-src lines
#d-i apt-setup/local0/source boolean true
# URL to the public key of the local repository; you must provide a key or
# apt will complain about the unauthenticated repository and so the
# sources.list line will be left commented out
#d-i apt-setup/local0/key string http://local.server/key

# By default the installer requires that repositories be authenticated
# using a known gpg key. This setting can be used to disable that
# authentication. Warning: Insecure, not recommended.
#d-i debian-installer/allow_unauthenticated boolean true


tasksel tasksel/first multiselect standard
#tasksel tasksel/first multiselect lamp-server, print-server
#tasksel tasksel/first multiselect kubuntu-desktop

# Individual additional packages to install
d-i pkgsel/include string openssh-server
# Whether to upgrade packages after debootstrap.
# Allowed values: none, safe-upgrade, full-upgrade
#d-i pkgsel/upgrade select none

# Language pack selection
#d-i pkgsel/language-packs multiselect de, en, zh

# Policy for applying updates. May be "none" (no automatic updates),
# "unattended-upgrades" (install security updates automatically), or
# "landscape" (manage system with Landscape).
#d-i pkgsel/update-policy select none

# Some versions of the installer can report back on what software you have
# installed, and what software you use. The default is not to report back,
# but sending reports helps the project determine what software is most
# popular and include it on CDs.
#popularity-contest popularity-contest/participate boolean false

# By default, the system's locate database will be updated after the
# installer has finished installing most packages. This may take a while, so
# if you don't want it, you can set this to "false" to turn it off.
#d-i pkgsel/updatedb boolean true


# Grub is the default boot loader (for x86). If you want lilo installed
# instead, uncomment this:
#d-i grub-installer/skip boolean true
# To also skip installing lilo, and install no bootloader, uncomment this
# too:
#d-i lilo-installer/skip boolean true

# With a few exceptions for unusual partitioning setups, GRUB 2 is now the
# default. If you need GRUB Legacy for some particular reason, then
# uncomment this:
#d-i grub-installer/grub2_instead_of_grub_legacy boolean false

# This is fairly safe to set, it makes grub install automatically to the MBR
# if no other operating system is detected on the machine.
d-i grub-installer/only_debian boolean true

# This one makes grub-installer install to the MBR if it also finds some other
# OS, which is less safe as it might not be able to boot that other OS.
d-i grub-installer/with_other_os boolean true

# Alternatively, if you want to install to a location other than the mbr,
# uncomment and edit these lines:
#d-i grub-installer/only_debian boolean false
#d-i grub-installer/with_other_os boolean false
#d-i grub-installer/bootdev  string (hd0,0)
# To install grub to multiple disks:
#d-i grub-installer/bootdev  string (hd0,0) (hd1,0) (hd2,0)

# Optional password for grub, either in clear text
#d-i grub-installer/password password r00tme
#d-i grub-installer/password-again password r00tme
# or encrypted using an MD5 hash, see grub-md5-crypt(8).
#d-i grub-installer/password-crypted password [MD5 hash]

# Use the following option to add additional boot parameters for the
# installed system (if supported by the bootloader installer).
# Note: options passed to the installer will be added automatically.
#d-i debian-installer/add-kernel-opts string nousb


# During installations from serial console, the regular virtual consoles
# (VT1-VT6) are normally disabled in /etc/inittab. Uncomment the next
# line to prevent this.
#d-i finish-install/keep-consoles boolean true

# Avoid that last message about the install being complete.
d-i finish-install/reboot_in_progress note

# This will prevent the installer from ejecting the CD during the reboot,
# which is useful in some situations.
#d-i cdrom-detect/eject boolean false

# This is how to make the installer shutdown when finished, but not
# reboot into the installed system.
#d-i debian-installer/exit/halt boolean true
# This will power off the machine instead of just halting it.
#d-i debian-installer/exit/poweroff boolean true



# This first command is run as early as possible, just after
# preseeding is read.
#d-i preseed/early_command string anna-install some-udeb
#d-i preseed/early_command string wget http://10.200.200.10/cblr/svc/op/trig/mode/pre/system/$cobbler_name -O /dev/null

# This command is run just before the install finishes, but when there is
# still a usable /target directory. You can chroot to /target and use it
# directly, or use the apt-install and in-target commands to easily install
# packages and run commands in the target system.
#d-i preseed/late_command string apt-install zsh; in-target chsh -s /bin/zsh
d-i preseed/late_command string /bin/mv /target/etc/rc.local /target/etc/rc.local_save; /bin/cp -p /mouse-firstboot /target/etc/rc.local; wget http://10.200.200.10/cblr/svc/op/nopxe/system/$cobbler_name -O /dev/null; wget http://10.200.200.10/cblr/svc/op/trig/mode/post/system/$cobbler_name -O /dev/null

  • Unpack the network-boot initial RAM disk (initrd) and replace the default preseed.cfg with one to answer all installation questions and stop repetitive installs:
  • Create the script "mouse-firstboot" with the following content to finalize the network configuration:
vi mouse-firstboot

#!/bin/bash
    public_nic=`ifconfig -a | awk '/HWaddr/ {print $1}' | tail -n 2 | head -n 1`
    printf "\n#The public network interface\nauto %q\niface %q inet dhcp\ndns-nameservers 142.104.6.1 142.104.80.2\npost-up /sbin/route del default\npost-up /sbin/route add default gw 206.12.154.254" $public_nic $public_nic >>/etc/network/interfaces
    ifup $public_nic

    /bin/sed -i 's/10.200.200.10/ca.archive.ubuntu.com/' /etc/apt/sources.list

    /bin/sed -i 's/Port 22/Port 3121/' /etc/ssh/sshd_config
    service ssh restart

    /bin/mkdir -p /root/.ssh
    /bin/chmod 755 /root/.ssh
    /bin/echo "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABIwAAAQEAwpREcxoW74RlVn4/ezJAKuL+rGWz/YfE1jhzd258Mac2V0S+8pTcAJKM062HPMe4lBcECZ6mUaMW+ZDbJcnyYt5ZDE+mH52FCMeOj1/cbthKDEYs1e6Mm7uhqFc7ATO1QdcP/VEVI73pfPYk6ijTNqc3UeQHRGutgF/o1BJmd44JUbbjEf5lT9Z0RYapawwfZp/8+Web/C3U/QlfG2bkQVeWHEtkWRHJDSac0VspdVsTwS3UiUsbaSOTwdXQJIe+ixSZNgVUxsAtJ4IMz3mYCuFFUeKoBWG7PC4yGD+8PxwHKd3eGHQbyy1CIsyg14LYMgm9kHdjkI7M6pt4sPzbfw== crlb@heplw34.phys.uvic.ca" >>/root/.ssh/authorized_keys
    /bin/echo "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABIwAAAQEArCq5+hUgS0UVsgZ+U/u12Fi2c+iOFimsfcv8JYODraSCjRSslJb110fLD6NPDk/8xm2C2gxqBar8tK2zZaftS4LYwtTY/8qMGCyf5O+8uCVuJztUt3V3m9TtAAp8pKX6aqhASOOW/IFfkodbt/6XwjGiCf5QPs8cHdh7S4zR4dJ9N154uDQkIs2meuX/SYZktkRz6qbo0pYceGZTh8TV5lGYUN6iZefV40lx/p+3BlRmC7NcaG+HGf4KpczHpofgp096sSoiIKlZm4rpcNxNMnNPLoCCP6w2eRDS1V7hDVIO2rF1i+OrkgEDPqf1dx/Q3911NcbawwdaS/ssB+jPFw== igable@sabadoo.phys.UVic.CA" >>/root/.ssh/authorized_keys
    /bin/chmod 600 /root/.ssh/authorized_keys

    /bin/mv /etc/rc.local /etc/rc.local_firstboot
    /bin/mv /etc/rc.local_save /etc/rc.local

chmod 700 mouse-firstboot

  • Pack and create the replacement initrd:
find | cpio -o -H newc >../initrd
cd ..
gzip initrd

  • Create the Cobbler system definition for the system to be installed:
cobbler system add --name e1 --hostname mouse01.heprc.uvic.ca --profile ubuntu-12.04.2-x86_64 --kopts="cobbler_name=e1" --netboot true --gateway 10.200.201.254
cobbler system edit --name e1 --interface eth0 --ip-address 10.200.200.1 --mac 78:2b:cb:5f:bd:a3 --static false --subnet 255.255.254.0
cobbler system edit --name e1 --interface eth6 --ip-address 206.12.154.1 --mac 00:1b:21:c6:fd:18 --static false --subnet 255.255.255.0

  • And for e13:
cobbler system add --name e13 --hostname mouse02.heprc.uvic.ca --profile ubuntu-12.04.2-x86_64 --kopts="cobbler_name=e13" --netboot true --gateway 10.200.201.254
cobbler system edit --name e13 --interface eth0 --mac d4:ae:52:6c:d3:b5 --ip-address 10.200.200.13 --subnet 255.255.254.0
cobbler system edit --name e13 --interface eth2 --mac 90:e2:ba:12:f4:c8 --ip-address 206.12.154.13 --subnet 255.255.255.0

  • And for e14:
cobbler system add --name e14 --hostname mouse03.heprc.uvic.ca --profile ubuntu-12.04.2-x86_64 --netboot true --gateway 10.200.201.254
cobbler system edit --name e14 --interface eth0 --mac d4:ae:52:6c:d3:b5 --ip-address 10.200.200.14 --subnet 255.255.254.0
   
  • Perform Ubuntu installation by power cycling the target system(s):
    • Open the iDRAC6 web console to the target node:
 
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