Fwd: Re: Do standard and alternate installs give a different system and apps?
israeldahl at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 12:31:22 UTC 2014
I haven't used the Ubuntu alternate, but when using Debian's mini
installer (which is presumably similar), the main differences are:
(as Ali said) the installer's interface (it is not memory hungry or pretty)
no live CD version
you can tweak some things that you wouldn't normally be able to tweak
(this may not be true in Ubuntu's alt install.... I used Debian mini iso)
But I think Ali's point is the main one. It is for installing on
something that doesn't have enough RAM to run ubiquity or a live
environment. It just pulls everything in and installs it, rather than
looking beautiful and giving you a modern neat install process.
On 04/20/2014 05:10 AM, Ali Linx wrote:
> On 04/20/2014 10:53 AM, Nio Wiklund wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
> How are you, my dear friend?
>> Do you know any difference in the final installed system after using the
>> desktop installer compared to the alternate installer?
> Long story short, none.
> There is no difference in the final installed system. I'd be shocked
> if there will be any ;)
> I'm sure you know why there is an alternate ISO and why there is
> desktop ISO = difference in the installer :)
> That is all :)
> That is why for example Ubuntu GNOME don't have alternate as we don't
> target the low power machines :)
>> Best regards
>> -------- Ursprungligt meddelande --------
>> Ämne: Re: Do standard and alternate installs give a different system and
>> Datum: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:15:13 +0200
>> Från: Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com>
>> Till: George DiceGeorge <dicegeorge at hotmail.com>
>> 2014-04-20 01:44, George DiceGeorge skrev:
>>> Do the Alternate Install
>>> and the Standard Install
>>> both give the same system and apps after installation
>>> or are there differences after installing?
>> I'm not sure if the installed 32-bit systems are exactly the same, but
>> at least they are very similar. I have not noticed any difference.
>> There is at least one significant difference concerning the 64-bit
>> systems: Only the desktop installer can install into UEFI, if I remember
>> But I am also interested in observations from other users, or even
>> better, from the developers :-)
>> Best regards
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