#StackBounty: #boot #system-installation #pxe CI/CD pipeline PXE boot image Ubuntu

Bounty: 50

I have a CI/CD pipeline using Packer to create a Ubuntu Desktop image from a Server image for virtual machines. I want to be able to use this method (or something similar) for physical machines.

I am new to PXE boot, but what is the difference? When booting a physical machines (e.g laptop or desktop) you only need a bootable USB with an ISO image. Can I use the same ISO image from the “virtual machine” pipeline?

  1. Can I create use the existing CI/CD pipeline for a PXE boot image?
  2. Is it possible to use the Ubuntu Desktop image instead of Server image with a preseed for PXE boot?


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#StackBounty: #gnome #system-installation #20.04 #wayland #seahorse Why I'm facing this problem "The application Passwords and…

Bounty: 100

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Details:

About the installation: Ubuntu 20.04 – Clean installation with this options:

  • Minimal installation
  • Custom partitions
  • Download updates while installing
  • Install third-party software
  • Wayland session

I’ve also tried reinstalling without luck. It appears about one or five minutes after login in. The updates are up to date.


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#StackBounty: #gnome #system-installation #20.04 #wayland #seahorse Why I'm facing this problem "The application Passwords and…

Bounty: 100

Error message screenshot

Details:

About the installation: Ubuntu 20.04 – Clean installation with this options:

  • Minimal installation
  • Custom partitions
  • Download updates while installing
  • Install third-party software
  • Wayland session

I’ve also tried reinstalling without luck. It appears about one or five minutes after login in. The updates are up to date.


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#StackBounty: #gnome #system-installation #20.04 #wayland #seahorse Why I'm facing this problem "The application Passwords and…

Bounty: 100

Error message screenshot

Details:

About the installation: Ubuntu 20.04 – Clean installation with this options:

  • Minimal installation
  • Custom partitions
  • Download updates while installing
  • Install third-party software
  • Wayland session

I’ve also tried reinstalling without luck. It appears about one or five minutes after login in. The updates are up to date.


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#StackBounty: #boot #partitioning #system-installation Fresh Ubuntu Installation Freezing When I Start Up My Computer Windows 10

Bounty: 100

I have been trying to make this work for 3 days straight right now. I just installed Ubuntu on a USB (San Disk Cruzer Glide 32GB) on Windows 10. I know that the installation is correct since my brother tried it on his computer and it works, and he also has Windows 10. Here are some other specs about my computer:

Motherboard: msi tomahawk b350  
CPU: AMD Ryzen 2400g

I have installed all the drivers. My boot priority has the USB drive first. The hard drive that Ubuntu is getting installed on is my C drive with 300 GB unallocated space and partitioned.

I can’t screenshot the startup steps, but I can do my best to explain it. When I turn on my computer, the first thing that shows up is a black screen with a few options:

Ubuntu  
Ubuntu (safe graphics)  
a few others I didn't think were important...

I click the first option (Ubuntu), and then it takes me to a loading screen where it keeps on saying connection timed out. Then after a while it takes me to a screen, where it shows my motherboards regular startup screen but smaller, text that says "Ubuntu" on the bottom, and then a circle going round and round. I waited for a while, and eventually the loading circle froze itself. I went to sleep and when I woke up it was still at the same screen.

I think that’s all the information you need, if there is anything else please tell me in the comments.


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#StackBounty: #partitioning #system-installation #encryption #raid #cryptsetup How to install Ubuntu on an encrypted, error-correcting …

Bounty: 250

I would like to install Ubuntu on a two-disk RAID 1 with dm-integrity and LUKS2-encryption.

Unfortunately, neither Ubiquity, nor the alternative textmode-installer offer such a solution.

Although this seemed simple to do manually, I haven’t been able to install the system, yet.

The layout for both drives was as follows:

  1. /dev/sdX1 [ext2] to be used as unencrypted /boot
  2. /dev/sdX2 [unformatted] to be configured in LVM for encrypted /root & swap

I formatted both drives on a live system in gparted and then executed cryptsetup luksFormat --type luks2 --integrity hmac-sha256 /<device>/<partition> for either drive as a basis in order to create the RAID device, LVM and filesystem on top of later in the manual installer.

However, the manual partitioner does not recognise the encrypted partitions and I can’t continue to work with them.

How can I “open” the encrypted partitions to set them up for the system installation without re-formatting them first?

Is there anything else that needs to be considered with this approach? Does Ubuntu demand certain LUKS-parameters or is something advisable to use for this purpose?

Do I have to manually add the devices to a file after the installation to be corrctly decrypted at boot? Is the --integrity option used automatically?

Is this even the best approach or is there another way to accomplish this? (Excluding the usage of Btrfs/ZFS filesystems)


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#StackBounty: #18.04 #system-installation #19.04 Problem installing Ubuntu 19.04 (18.04)

Bounty: 150

I’m new to Linux and Ubuntu in particular. Today I decided to try to switch to this system.

For a start I decided to install the latest available version 19.04. Filled it on a USB flash drive by means of unetbootin with the administrator rights. When the system is restarted and the beginning of the installation everything was fine, but in the first window select a window with the dial zero.

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All the functionality of the window is frozen – no reboot, no cancel, nothing is possible. I tried to restart the installation – the same story. Then I tried the mode “Try Ubuntu without installation” and in the main window when I start the one of applications there was the same story. Then I went to the Internet to look for the problem – the solution in Google is not found, but I tried version 18.04 LTS. Same story. Tried to establish with HDD – the same. Tried other means to work with the flash drive (Universal USB Installer and YUMI) – the same story…

I am from Russia and initially asked for help on the Russian resource forum.ubuntu.ru where forum members suggested that the problem may be in the keyboard. But when experimenting with a different keyboard, disabling ehci-mode and completely disabling the keyboard in principle, everything remained the same. Please, help with the solution of this problem – it is necessary to install Ubuntu.

Motherboard – Asus P7P55D

UPDATE: Tried creation of a USB flash drive in Rufus, start in nomodeset mode-did not work. There is no Secure Boot mode in the Bios because there is no UEFI.
As a result, the problem is still relevant.

UPDATE: Disabled everything that is possible in the BIOS and tried version 16.04 with disabling all possible peripherals – everything is exactly the same … It turns out that it is incompatible with some equipment?

UPDATE: Tried ROSA, XUbuntu, Porteus in x64 and x32 versions and all the same history in different interpretations – there is a window in which zeros are printed. I do not know, maybe just both keyboards that have tried, do not want to work… Although I tried disconnecting the keyboard during the startup process.
In addition, when you run ROSA appeared here is the error message enter image description here, but then all started on.


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#StackBounty: #16.04 #18.04 #system-installation #software-installation #keyboard-layout Freeze at keyboard layout screen while install…

Bounty: 150

First of all sorry for my bad English.

Recently I want to learn Linux so I decide to install Ubuntu on my computer that running Window 10 now. Unfortunately, the process was not smooth.

I downloaded the ISO from Ubuntu official website and I use Rufus to make the bootable USB using this instruction. The fast boot of Window 10 already disabled, and both CSM and Security Boot was also disabled in BIOS. The BIOS is running under UEFI mode. After booting from the USB, I select “install ubuntu” from the grub menu. Then it enters the ubuntu install wizard.


Weird things happen when I access to the keyboard layout, after selecting a keyboard layout then click the “continue” button, the screen just freezes there. The mouse cursor stopped and input through the keyboard does not have any reaction. I tried to wait but after two hours it still freezing at the keyboard layout screen.

I have tried nomodeset kernel boot option, acpi=off boot option, change another version of Ubuntu(16.04, 18.04, 19.04), change another USB stick, use another USB port, use default BIOS setting, update to newest BIOS, check MD5 of the downloaded ISO, etc. But none of these work for me. The same problem still occurs.

My computer config:

  • CPU: Intel i7 5820K
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte X99 Gaming-G1-WIFI
  • VGA: Sapphire RX Vega 64
  • Boot Mode: UEFI
  • Partition style: GPT
  • Current System: Window 10 1809 64 bit


If anyone has any other suggestions/solutions, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!


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#StackBounty: #system-installation #users #reinstall Set up users, during install, based on directories in /home

Bounty: 50

Are there any Gnu/Linux installers that will look at an old /home partition, and set up the users based on the directories in the root of this partition?

So if I install a new Gnu/Linux, and keep my old /home, the /home partition will be full of files owned by various users and groups. I also need to set up a load of users, these users need to match the ones from the old system, so that the file in /home have the correct ownership. The root of the /home partition have a directory for each user, that is owned by that user, and their primary group.

Therefore it should be possible to scan this directory, and create a user/primary-group for each directory that is found.

  • Are there any tools that already do this?
  • Are they used in any Gnu/Linux installed?
  • Does Debian do this?

(I am about to install a new Debian.)


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#StackBounty: #linux-mint #system-installation #secure-boot Disabling secure boot and third party drivers

Bounty: 50

Whilst installing linux mint 19.1 cinnamon i checked the “I want third party drivers box”.
However, upon checking that box i was prompted to create a password in order to disable secure boot.

Thus, i disabled secure boot after rebooting my machine, as prompted.

Now however, after rebooting (and with every boot up) my monitor displays a huge warning reading “booting into insecure mode”, before displaying the mint login screen.

Is this now something that i should not be bothered with, or did i mess up the installation process somewhere along the line? And is using this “insecure” mode somehow making me more susceptible to any “attacks” or the like – which the name seems to imply to a layman like me?


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