Ubuntu install options

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 25 17:06:37 UTC 2008


On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 10:32:13AM -0500, HggdH wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-09-23 at 16:13 +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 03:21:41PM +0000, Zuliang Jiang wrote:
> > >      When installing ubuntu, is it better to have options to let users
> > >      choose what they want to be installed, such as "only install base
> > >      system" (Debian has)?
> > 
> > The Intrepid server CD has a minimal install option (press F4 at the
> > boot menu to select it).
> > 
> > Alternatively, use expert mode (press F6 twice at the boot menu). Note
> > that this asks a LOT of questions, but hey, you asked for more
> > questions.
> > 
> > I don't think it is reasonable to ask for this in the main installation
> > flow by default. This was an intentional decision.
> 
> Additionally, there is JeOS [1], which is a minimal install for a
> server.

In Intrepid, JeOS has been superseded by the minimal install option on
the server CD that I mentioned above.

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Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]




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