DVD iso file install source?

Felix Miata mrmazda at ij.net
Tue Oct 10 10:32:03 BST 2006

On 06/10/10 16:04 (GMT+0800) John McCabe-Dansted apparently typed:

> On 10/10/06, Felix Miata <mrmazda at ij.net> wrote:

>> I'm looking through the HTML installation manual on the 27 Sept. DVD iso,
>> and can't find how to tell the installer to use the iso file to install
>> from. Is it there and I'm just missing it?

>> I have:
>> hda3 - grub and both normal and netboot installation linux and initrd.gz
>> hda10 - partition holding only the ubuntu-6.10-beta-dvd-i386.iso
>> hda11 - target installation partition ext3 formatted

>> I have no problem booting either kernel, but can't find in the (text)
>> installer any way to designate the iso file as the installation source. I
>> don't see it on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation either. Is
>> this a non-existent installation type? Or, am I just not finding the correct
>> howto?

> I don't know. Why don't you burn the iso?

No blank DVDs.
No DVD reader in the target systems.
Burning alpha or beta DVDs is a waste of money and time if installation from
an iso is possible.

> I imagine that these questions are usually addressed to -users.

You might think, but if the docs appear to be deficient, which is the case
here, and if working with beta software, which with edgy is the case here, a
dev forum makes more sense, as it might actually lead to deficiencies being
corrected before release, as well as get a useful answer.

On further study of the manual on the DVD, it has become apparent that iso
as a source should be possible via the use of iso-scan and/or hd-media
parameters or otherwise, but just how that is done seems to be obfuscated or

Fedora, Mandriva and SUSE don't make it to so hard to find install from iso
docs. That or network install are how I always install them. I've long ago
gotten tired of burning ubuntu CDs to install, and now with beta in DVD
only, its either network, or iso, or quit wasting time on ubuntu altogether,
as a week of near continuous effort without a single installation success is
more than enough.

If iso as source is possible with ubuntu, it shouldn't be so difficult to
find out how. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation should have an
entry under "Advanced" that includes the string "iso", and the on source
manual should do the same on its contents page.

Asking questions on -users about advanced installation issues like this and
about edgy is what I've been doing for over a week, and seems to be wasted
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and I am helped."				Psalm 28:7 NIV

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