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comment Preseeding Ubuntu installation so it uses all the disk
@Braiam Well, if my answer is no longer valid, I can always delete it, but I don't have time to try and recreate a VM and preseed an Ubuntu install to verify what is and is not needed or if any changes are required. The original poster wanted a completely automatic install with partitions being wiped. I don't know if any of those lines can be removed without breaking a completely automatic install of Ubuntu. Feel free to take over ownership if you would like to.
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comment Preseeding Ubuntu installation so it uses all the disk
@Braiam Possibly, but this answer is 4 years old now. It's been quite a while since I've had to work with preseeded installs. All I know is that if a question is asked, and not preseeded, then the user will have to manually answer it during the install. The OP said he wanted the entire install unattended and language is a question that is asked during install.
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comment Preseeding Ubuntu installation so it uses all the disk
@0xC0000022L Link fixed.
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comment Preseeding Ubuntu installation so it uses all the disk
@Anthon Point taken. That was a link to a file on my own website, but I moved it's location slightly. I've updated the link and added the complete contents of the file as well.
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revised Preseeding Ubuntu installation so it uses all the disk
Added complete contents of file to post
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comment After installing a new Kernel in Ubuntu 14.04, rebooting takes me to busybox initramfs. How do I mount a filesystem after that?
modprobe won't return anything if it's successful, but it would have created devices under /dev for the SATA disks if it found them. All you have to do after modprobe is type exit if the correct devices were found. If you have IDE drives, you should try to modprobe ide-disk. You can safely modprobe both and one or the other will most likely create the appropriate /dev files. One modprobe is complete, try typing exit.
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comment After installing a new Kernel in Ubuntu 14.04, rebooting takes me to busybox initramfs. How do I mount a filesystem after that?
You are probably missing the kernel modules for your Disk controller. Is it using SATA or IDE? Try modprobe ahci and see if /dev/sda shows up. If so, you can just type exit and let the boot continue;
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comment Swap to RAM, or not
My horrible, horrible work around to keep Chrome reasonable is to bring up Chrome's built-in Task Manager and kill processes for Tabs I am not using. I can later reload those tabs and get them back without the hassle of completely closing and reopening Chrome all the time.