Ubuntu server "Live CD"?

Robie Basak robie.basak at ubuntu.com
Tue Sep 11 08:06:30 UTC 2018

On Thu, Sep 06, 2018 at 09:26:43PM +0000, Leroy Tennison wrote:
> I have a situation where I need to quickly bring up an Ubuntu 16.04
> server environment on physical hardware without doing an install (I'm
> "borrowing" hardware set aside for other use).  I tried starting a
> server install, stopping before disk partitioning, switching to a
> terminal prompt, mounting a usb stick and running scripts from there.
> What I found was that the busybox environment was significantly
> limited.  Is there a better way I can mimic "Live CD" behavior with
> better functionality?

Can you use the live desktop 16.04 installer instead, if you're sitting
in front the machine anyway? There isn't much difference except in the
set of packages pre-installed and some other defaults that shouldn't
matter here. Your userspace environment should generally be the same and
be more comfortable.
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