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The images for this are stored in http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/ (for 64 bit) or http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic/main/installer-i386/current/images/netboot/ (for 32bit). The CD image is called {{{mini.iso}}} (~12MB) and the image for usb keys is called {{{boot.img.gz}}} (~12MB) The images for this are stored in
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http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/<<GetVal(WikiDict,release)>>/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/` (for 64 bit)
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http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/<<GetVal(WikiDict,release)>>/main/installer-i386/current/images/netboot/` (for 32bit)

The CD image is called {{{mini.iso}}} (~12MB) and the image for usb keys is called {{{boot.img.gz}}} (~12MB)

Overview

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 are stored in

  • http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/<<GetVal(WikiDict,release)>>/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/ (for 64 bit)

  • http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/<<GetVal(WikiDict,release)>>/main/installer-i386/current/images/netboot/ (for 32bit)

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.


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