KACE Product Support Question
Kace SDA - Ubuntu Installation Not Honoring Preseed Options and then Fails to Boot
I am following this guide and everything goes great up until I actually kick off a scripted installation of Ubuntu. The hardware is a 7th gen Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon. I used the 64-bit PC (AMD64) server install image as suggested.
I've followed the steps in the blog post to the letter and I even copy and pasted the "Example Ubuntu GUI preseed file" word for word.
When I boot the laptop into the Ubuntu KBE the OS installation starts but I'm immediately presented with the first question "Choose a mirror of the Ubuntu archive". I'm then asked every other question by the installer after that point. It's almost like it is ignoring the preseed file entirely.
When I do allow the OS installer to complete by answering all the questions the computer reboots. I'm able to select "Ubuntu" from the Grub menu, but then after a bit of loading rather than booting to Gnome or giving me a terminal it says:
BusyBox v1.17.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.17.1-10ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands
Any idea of where I'm going wrong?
Community Chosen Answer
1-When was the last time your Metadata was updated?
Settings › Control Panel › General Settings
2- Are you on a Dark Network? (the device you are attempting to Image, has Internet access?).
3- If you go to your Source CD in Library > Source Media, Do you have any repositories there?