[Duplicate]ks.cfg not setting Mirror Archive

Asked by Dusty Smith on 2010-10-25

I am trying like hell to get this kickstart customization to work in Ubuntu 10.10 and I’m stuck. I got the client booting from my Ubuntu PXE server and I can do an interactive installation with no problem. That means DHCP and TFTP are all working and even my HTTP transport for data is working. But whenever I insert the “ks.cfg” file, it answers a bunch of the questions correctly and when it gets to the source of the OS “the Mirror Archive” location, it defaults to the us.gb.archive.ubuntu.com and when it cant contact this URL it gives RED SCREEN and well… no tango. And since I am using the ks.cfg, I don’t get the “manual configuration” option.

When the client fails I can see in the /var/spool/kickseed that is did in fact download the ks.cfg and translated into a preseed file. But for some gosh darn reason it will answer other questions but not the Archive Mirror question.

Any Ideas??????

Thanks,.
-Dusty Smith

I root@kicker:/var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg# more default
# D-I config version 2.0
include ubuntu-installer/i386/boot-screens/menu.cfg
default ubuntu-installer/i386/boot-screens/vesamenu.c32
prompt 0
timeout 0
label install
        menu label ^Install (from my http server)
        menu default
        kernel ubuntu-installer/i386/linux
 append ks=http://10.0.0.1/ks.cfg vga=normal initrd=ubuntu-installer/i386/initrd.gz -- q
uiet

root@kicker:/var/www# more ks.cfg
#Generated by Kickstart Configurator
#platform=x86

#System language
lang en_US
#Language modules to install
langsupport en_US
#System keyboard
keyboard us
#System mouse
mouse
#System timezone
timezone America/New_York
#Root password
rootpw --iscrypted $1$bdsIOeHo$MqqaOeYJ0XBBYiYwRX3Fr1
#Initial user
user dustin --fullname "dustin" --iscrypted --password $1$Ct8ddVWg$9XORcppgemlJwQbDVlK6H1
#Reboot after installation
reboot
#Use text mode install
text
#Install OS instead of upgrade
install
#Use Web installation
url --url http://10.0.0.1/ubuntu/
#System bootloader configuration
bootloader --location=mbr
#Clear the Master Boot Record
zerombr yes
#Partition clearing information
clearpart --all --initlabel
#System authorization infomation
auth --useshadow --enablemd5
#Network information
network --bootproto=static --ip=10.0.0.4 --netmask=255.255.255.0 --gateway=10.0.0.1 --nameserve
r=10.0.0.1 --device=eth0
#Firewall configuration
firewall --disabled
#X Window System configuration information
xconfig --depth=8 --resolution=640x480 --defaultdesktop=GNOME
root@kicker:/var/www#

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marcobra (Marco Braida)
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2010-10-25
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