I would like to install Alpine using preseed.cfg. However, I cannot find one online. Does alpine support preseed in the first place? If yes, is it possible to edit another preseed and adopt it for Alpine? For example I have a debian preseed, but I see that some options are debian specific. Example:

d-i grub-installer/only_debian boolean true
  • preseeding is a Debian specific functionality... Dec 22, 2016 at 17:40
  • @RuiFRibeiro Many distributions have a similar feature, whether they call it “preseeding” or not (e.g. kickstart on RHEL). Dec 22, 2016 at 23:46
  • I am aware of kickstart, thanks @Gilles . I am not that familiar with Alpine besides knowing it is a (very) stripped down distro, mainly used in Docker and embedded/iOT devices. Dec 23, 2016 at 1:59

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Alpine Linux does not support preseed since it's a debian-only feature, which integrates with debian-installer. Anyway, Alpine does support what is called an "unattended" installation. You should provide an "answerfile" to setup-alpine script. More info can be found here: https://wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/Alpine_setup_scripts


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