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I want to make an Debian or Ubuntu unattended ISO, for my FOG server - to boot up system installation via LAN. I've searched over the internet but I didn't found nothing, which will be adequate for me.

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Creating an unattended Ubuntu install consists of the following steps:

  1. Create a configuration file, ks.cfg, using the GUI Kickstart tool.
  2. Extract the files from the Ubuntu install ISO.
  3. Add the ks.cfg file to the install disk and alter the boot menu to add automatic install as an install option.
  4. Reconstitute the ISO file.

See http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/tutorials/unattended-ubuntu-installations for more details.

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I want to avoid making own ISO file for each distribution and each new release. On my FOG server I've unpacked whole Debian ISO, and added code below to pxeboot.cfg/default

Label Debian
kernel fog/deb/install.amd/vmlinuz
append initrd=/fog/deb/install.amd/initrd.gz url= locale=en_US console-setup/ask_detect=false console-setup/layoutcode=en keyboard-configuration/xkb-keymap=us
MENU LABEL Debian 7.4 64-bit

After booting this - there's no question about language, keyboard etc. (success!) BUT i have another problem - when I boot up this - it tells, that "No common CD-ROM drive was detected". I don't want to use CD-ROM, all files for installation must be loaded from FOG server.

Is there any other method to tell the installator, that all installation files are on pxe boot server?

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