It is possible to install Ubuntu from the internet by booting from a USB stick or a CDROM. This method of installation is called netinst in Debian and that name is used here as well.

Getting the Image

The images for this can be obtained from The CD image is called mini.iso (~12MB) and the image for usb keys is called boot.img.gz (~12MB)

Preparing for Boot

The ISO can be burned to CD with any standard disc burning software, just be sure the ISO is being used as a source image and not just a file on a data disk. To prepare a USB stick, back up any data that you have on it (any data will be overwritten) and zcat boot.img.gz >> /dev/sdX  where X is the letter of your USB stick.


netinst (last edited 2009-11-14 09:10:58 by c-67-174-250-117)