Revision 2 as of 2006-06-09 17:17:43

Clear message


The dist-upgrader that was introduced for breezy->dapper upgrades relies heavily on being on a (fast) network. A process for (dist)upgrades without network should be added as well.


Not everyone has broadband network or cheap internet. We need to find a way to support dist-upgrades (perferable via the dist-ugprader mechanism) via cdroms.

Use cases


It should both support the case when the machine is not networked at all or when the network is avialable but slow and expensive.




Data preservation and migration

Outstanding issues

BoF agenda and discussion

Julien Hémono - Isn't it done by the alternate CD ? : {{{Alternate install CD

The alternate install CD allows you to perform certain specialist installations of Ubuntu. It provides for the following situations:

  • creating pre-configured OEM systems;
  • setting up automated deployments;

    ---> * upgrading from older installations without network access;

  • LVM and/or RAID partitioning;
  • installing GRUB to a location other than the Master Boot Record;
  • installs on systems with less than about 192MB of RAM.