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Thread: fresh installation: set software source

  1. #1
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    Question fresh installation: set software source

    When install Ubuntu on a new compute, can I modify the default software source?

    Our internet is slow. We have a mirror of the software source. Can I change the software source for a fresh installation to use our own mirror? Otherwise, it runs days long.

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    Re: fresh installation: set software source

    short answer-> Yes
    12.04 ===>Ubuntu Software Center->top taskbar->edit->Software Sources:
    click on arrow at the Download from -window- ,choose "other", click select best server --wait while testing is conducted--click on choose server, enter your password, select close.

    gets the faster responding mirror for you.
    just try'n to help <== BDQ

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    Re: fresh installation: set software source

    Thanks!
    But I am sorry that I might not state it clearly. I refer to the installation process, not after Ubuntu has been installed.

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    Re: fresh installation: set software source

    I search Chinese forum, they suggest unplug the net when installing.
    feel a bit upset. No way to set the source when installing.

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    Re: fresh installation: set software source

    You can choose "Try Ubuntu Without Installation", and then follow Bashing-om's post in order to choose a fast mirror, do a repo update and install.

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