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Old 08-18-2008, 02:43 AM   #1
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How to run a script that will automatically start FTP service after installation?


I am trying to do a automatic installation of linux using preseed in ubuntu. I need to run a script that will configure and start FTP service in the system soon after installation. I need the script to run only after installation and not for every boot/login. Could anyone please suggest a method to do this?

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but why you need a script to do a work like this which can be done in minutes

Old 08-18-2008, 08:56 AM   #3
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for Preeseed it looks like you can add other packages..
Preseeding other packages
Run scripts, and load config files

Their docs could be a bit more informative....

the Example preseed config script also shos how to add additional packages.

# Individual additional packages to install
#d-i pkgsel/include string openssh-server build-essential

Preseed Looks like a stripped down version of FAI. If you can't figure out how to get preseed to handle your custom package selection take a look at FAI for Debian, it should be able to do what you want...

FAI is an automated installation tool to install or deploy Debian GNU/Linux and other distributions on a bunch of different hosts or a Cluster. It's more flexible than other tools like kickstart for Red Hat, autoyast and alice for SuSE or Jumpstart for SUN Solaris. FAI can also be used for configuration management of a running system.

You can take one or more virgin PCs, turn on the power and after a few minutes Linux is installed, configured and running on all your machines, without any interaction necessary

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