[ubuntu-uk] lack of command-line installation...

Philip Newborough mail at philipnewborough.co.uk
Mon Nov 12 10:58:13 GMT 2007

On Nov 12, 2007 10:52 AM, Sean Miller <sean at seanmiller.net> wrote:
> When I have to install Ubuntu on "challenged" boxes (ie. those with limited
> memory) I do miss the old Install CD or, indeeed, just an "Install" option
> on the grub menu that could avoid having to boot into the Live CD which is,
> by definition, rather memory-hungry.
> Would it be so difficult to have an "Install" option when the CD is first
> inserted, rather than having to do that?  The overheads of having to run the
> Live distro during the install process must be immense?  Whilst I appreciate
> the Live CD concept is great in showing people what they are going to have
> before they take the plunge, for people such as myself who install Ubuntu on
> lots of boxes it's just an annoyance.
> Thoughts?
> Sean

Have you tried the alternate install disk? This will install without
booting into the live environment. It's the only option I have for my
desktop. There's a select box option on the Ubuntu download page for



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