only-ubiquity boot option for Ubuntu live cd

Following the ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing list I heard about the “only-ubiquity” boot option for the Ubuntu live cd, it’s really cool, it will start a minimal X session (avoiding the complete live environment overhead) and starting only ubiquity to install Ubuntu to the hard disk, amazing.

This feature seems to be still in a beta stage but it seems functional to me.

As a developer of some Ubuntu derivatives this option could make me avoid the remastering of alternate cd to create an automated installation cd, making things much easier.

Now I’m looking for preseeding ubiquity and my quest will be definitively over, live and automatic installation system (also for low ram system) all in one cd, more info will follow.

2 thoughts on “only-ubiquity boot option for Ubuntu live cd

  1. TdS

    Hi!
    How did you preseed ubiquity?

    I’m trying to do the same, but I’ve got no clue about how to do that =Z

    Best Gratz,
    TdS

  2. Dennis

    Five years later, and I hope you found out how to do so in the meantime … but here it is for other people.

    /casper/vmlinuz.efi url=http://myServer.com/ubuntu-13.10-Desktop-amd64/preseed.cfg automatic-ubiquity boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash —

    Obviously, you need to change the URL where the preseed file is located to suit your needs, or if the preseed is on the CD or USB stick you need to enter the correct file path.

    I am stuck at the moment figuring out how to automatically get past the very last stage where the installer makes you click a button to restart my Virtual machine :-(

    Once I get past that I can get on with automating some custom configuration of my VM! The above is good enough to mostly automate the process for me re-installing my desktop and laptop computers though!

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