Automating a ubuntu installation

An example showing a prototype of automating the ubiquity ui to do an automated test of a manual installation. My apologies for the rough nature of the video and work 😉 This was done as part of the community-charity-a-thon:

UPDATE: To see the autopilot version of this, check out



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6 thoughts on “Automating a ubuntu installation

  • May 9, 2021 at 10:45 am

    I'm a big fan of Python and use it frequently to automate typicaly sysadmin stuff, but is there any benefit of doing this rather than using a preseed file? Python can be rather clunky on machines which suffer from low-ram/slow processor. After installing on a non-pae machine with 512mb of ram I am hesitant to use this.

  • May 9, 2021 at 10:45 am

    Things I had to learn in order to make this happen —
    Howto grab a screen area using the new gdkpixbuffer class
    xlib (not as yikes! as I used to think)

    itchesNeedingScratched = itchesNeedingScratched – 1
    (BTW, why doesn't python let me use "–" and "++" ?)

    Also, if your interested / skilled in this area, I'd love to hear from you!


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