Note: This is not quite functional. Ubuntu is asking a few questions during the install and then ultimately failing. I would recommend using my other Ubuntu 12.04 tutorial using a preseed file to auto install.
Note: Updated to work with XCP 1.5b/1.6
Thanks goes out to Alastair Brunton for troubleshooting this tutorial for me.
- Network boot
- Access to Internet
- Working DHCP server
- Working DNS name resolution
This tutorial was written in the spirit of my CentOS 6 VM (64 bit) automated installation on XCP howto. In this tutorial I create a disk, download a kernel, kickstart file and install Ubuntu using the kickstart file. This has proven very popular since you can't install a paravirtualized domain using an install disk. This has been a very nice installation howto because you don't have to download any install CD/DVDs and you could create VMs using nothing more than a commandline login. It's also very nice because it can be mirrored locally if you're doing a bunch of them just by rsyncing a Ubuntu mirror locally then downloading my files and editing them.
This tutorial isn't "debian pure" since I chose to use a kickstart file instead of a preseed file. I've created preseed files for doing automated installations of Ubuntu before but in this case I wanted this tutorial to be as close to the CentOS one as possible making it easier for me to maintain thus the kickstart file.