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abansb
July 24th, 2009, 03:33 AM
Hello everyone is there a way to install Ubuntu with a 1 gig USB stick without having internet access. I can't install the wireless card till I get an OS on the laptop


Thanks

raymondh
July 24th, 2009, 03:40 AM
Hello everyone is there a way to install Ubuntu with a 1 gig USB stick without having internet access. I can't install the wireless card till I get an OS on the laptop


Thanks

There are many ways to install Ubuntu. But, you've got to go to the internet to get the iso file to download and burn. That, or request canonical for a cd/dvd copy.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation

abansb
July 24th, 2009, 03:48 AM
I already have the ISO image on my desktop I don't have internet on my laptop and installed on the usb stick but when I try to install from the usb stick it tries to connect to the internet

My CD/DVD is not working at the moment sometimes it reads sometimes it don't

raymondh
July 24th, 2009, 04:39 AM
I already have the ISO image on my desktop I don't have internet on my laptop and installed on the usb stick but when I try to install from the usb stick it tries to connect to the internet

My CD/DVD is not working at the moment sometimes it reads sometimes it don't

Just to make sure I remember the install process, I just installed (about 3 minutes old) ubuntu 8.04 desktop on a laptop from a flash drive. During the installation process, I was never asked an internet connection. The only time I was required a internet connection was for the first updates after reboot.

What version do you have downloaded and for what kind (server, desktop, etc)?

What happens if you decide to ignore the internet option during the install process?

abansb
July 24th, 2009, 05:41 AM
sorry I know I said I need to get an OS on the laptop first I have windows on the laptop I am trying to use the wubi install is asking for a connection

raymondh
July 24th, 2009, 03:03 PM
sorry I know I said I need to get an OS on the laptop first I have windows on the laptop I am trying to use the wubi install is asking for a connection

Wubi guide (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide). Hope it helps.

Make sure you have both WUBI installer and the Ubuntu iso file. If all you have is the wubi installer ... it will ask for an internet connection to download the iso (ubuntu) file and install.

abansb
July 24th, 2009, 08:54 PM
I did not know wubi was on the copied CD

Thanks