Net-install

vidd vidd at crosslink.net
Sat Feb 23 20:59:44 GMT 2008


I propose that we include access to the net-installer (mini.iso) when we 
update the website to announce the release of Hardy. The mini is less 
then 10MB total size , and allows the user to install entirely from 
their internet connection. The mini only includes enough information to 
load the alt-install style installer and get the internet connection 
working.
Granted, because of the size of the installer and licensing concerns, it 
is not able to use most wi-fi internet, but I have yet to come across a 
NIC card that doesn't work out-of-the-box.

This is just a suggestion.... The net installer has been around since at 
least Dapper, and can be used to install any *buntu.... but there is no 
easy way to access it without digging thru archive.ununtu.com:
i386: 
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/main/installer-i386/current/images/netboot/386/mini.iso
amd64: 
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/mini.iso
PowerPC: 
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/main/installer-powerpc/current/images/powerpc/netboot/mini.iso
PowerPC64: 
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/main/installer-powerpc/current/images/powerpc64/netboot/mini.iso
SPARC: 
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/main/installer-sparc/current/images/combined/2.6/mini.iso


vidd



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