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    Is netboot equivalent to mini.iso?

    Hi all,

    First time I have posted a thread in this section and with the holidays coming up and time to tweak, I'm just getting in early and asking a question out of curiosity for the moment.

    I will be installing 14.04 LTS on one of my spare 'playthings' partitions. I want to finally start doing some testing as I'll have some time to tweak. Thing is, I only install the mini.iso nowadays and build up my system just the way I like it from there. I can't find, for now, the mini.iso for 14.04 LTS. Presuming it doesn't exist yet (and perhaps never will?).

    Am I right to presume that a 14.04 netboot will achieve the same end? I get only the kernel and can then add whatever apps I'm after? No bloat or unwanted stuff? I have found this:

    http://www.panticz.de/ubuntu-1404-Trusty-Tahr

    Am I heading in the right direction, or is there a better way?

    Tnx in advance

    (PS: I know nothing about 'netboot', but if it's the same as the mini.iso method, then I'm plenty familiar with that.

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    Re: Is netboot equivalent to mini.iso?

    I've been thinking the same thing, so I found the same mini.iso on my local mirror (no download penalty)
    Code:
    http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/ubuntu/archive/dists/devel/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/ mini.iso
    and did an install to a spare partition. Ran exactly as I thought and gave me a minimal Trusty install, so I'd recommend you give it a shot.

    Regards
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    Re: Is netboot equivalent to mini.iso?

    http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/

    Ah, that's right. You're in Australia, too!

    Thanks for that. In another three or so weeks the world is my oyster and I shall dive right in.

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    Re: Is netboot equivalent to mini.iso?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky Ball View Post
    Hi all,First time I have posted a thread in this section and with the holidays coming up and time to tweak, I'm just getting in early and asking a question out of curiosity for the moment.
    Is it awkward that I as a guest say welcome to You as a host...?
    Nevertheless: welcome...
    Mini.iso rules in many occasions...

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    Re: Is netboot equivalent to mini.iso?

    I will be installing 14.04 LTS on one of my spare 'playthings' partitions. I want to finally start doing some testing as I'll have some time to tweak. ...I can't find, for now, the mini.iso for 14.04 LTS. Presuming it doesn't exist yet (and perhaps never will?).
    I've got just the project for you to get involved testing with
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    Re: Is netboot equivalent to mini.iso?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elfy View Post
    I've got just the project for you to get involved testing with
    PM me, but won't have time before end of month.

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    Re: Is netboot equivalent to mini.iso?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky Ball View Post
    PM me, but won't have time before end of month.
    It'll turn up in here with a 'we need some testy testers to test this'
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    Re: Is netboot equivalent to mini.iso?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elfy View Post
    It'll turn up in here with a 'we need some testy testers to test this'
    Cheers. I'll keep my antennae up.

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