Graphical installer for the alternate CD?

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Fri Oct 12 15:57:29 UTC 2007

On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 08:44:56PM +0000, Tormod Volden wrote:
> Tormod Volden <lists.tormod <at>> writes:
> > What I have been doing on my 240MB (256MB minus 16MB for the graphics card)
> > laptop is to log in to a "Failsafe xterm" session and launch ubiquity from
> > there. This way to skip the gnome circus has always made it. You might prefer
> > to start the metacity& window manager before starting ubiquity.
> > 
> > Maybe this would be easy enough to add as an option to the gdm session
> > selection?
> The below, inlined patch introduces the boot option "lowraminstall" which
> boots the computer directly into Ubiquity in a minimal X session. I would
> suggest sneaking this into Gutsy, as a hidden and unsupported possibility
> for those who need it. If people are happy with it, the extra line in the
> boot menu in isolinux.cfg can be added in a later version.

For the record, this was since merged by Evan as the 'only-ubiquity'
boot option.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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