View Full Version : [all variants] Alternate CD (8.10) not allowing CLI option.

February 3rd, 2009, 10:20 AM
I've downloaded the alternative CD (ubuntu-8.10-alternate-i386.iso) to try and make a minimal install without a desktop. It downloaded and burned onto the CD OK (check md5 sums and dd'ed image back off CD to check). The boot options available are (according to the help): install, expert, cli, cli-expert and memteset. I typed in cli and it says it can't find the kernel image. What's going on?

Should I be using something else to install a minimal non-desktop version?

February 3rd, 2009, 02:19 PM
Burn a new CD. At 4x or less. Clean the lens in your burner
Download ImgBurn:
Install. Go to 'Mode'>ISO>Burn. Make 1x your speed of burn.

February 5th, 2009, 07:27 PM
The CD burned OK, as the image I read off it matched the one I burned onto it. The image also had the correct md5 number.

February 5th, 2009, 08:09 PM
I typed in cli and it says it can't find the kernel image. What's going on?

You'll have to choose one of the "install" or "expert" items to begin the installation -- the Alternate CD is not "Live" - it is not a command interpreter.

February 8th, 2009, 11:15 PM
I reloaded the iso and burned onto a different CD and it at least had a go at installing. There still didn't seem to have any way of choosing what I want to install from the options, or have I overlooked something? I just want the base system and not the desktop.

February 8th, 2009, 11:19 PM
It is hidden somewhere in the "Expert" install option somewhere.

I found the eaisest way to do a commandline install is actually to use the mini iso.


February 11th, 2009, 01:25 PM
I managed it in the end with the mini.iso and the cli-expert option. Just needed to select the linux-386 kernel.