View Full Version : Which ubuntu install method did you use?

April 2nd, 2010, 04:50 PM
Pretty self explanatory.

Uncle Spellbinder
April 2nd, 2010, 04:52 PM

April 2nd, 2010, 05:07 PM
Depends on which computer. I generally use the Minimal CD, but sometimes I have to debootstrap or use PXE if the machine doesn't have a CD drive. Either way, always a minimal install.

April 2nd, 2010, 08:50 PM
For Ubuntu, always minimal with unetbootin. Even if the computer has a cd drive.

April 2nd, 2010, 09:41 PM
I always go with the desktop install, live-cd.

I actually go into the live-cd's ubuntu. That way I can browse the web and do other things while ubuntu installs.

April 2nd, 2010, 09:46 PM

April 2nd, 2010, 10:25 PM
There's Desktop CD ISO and DVD ISO but no Desktop DVD ISO, so Other since it's a combination of both.

Dark Aspect
April 2nd, 2010, 10:31 PM
For Ubuntu 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 / Ubuntu 8.04 - Desktop ISO

For Ubuntu 8.10 / Ubuntu 9.10 - USB Flash drive (Unetbootin)

And unrelated:

Arch - USB Flash drive (.img file)

As everyone can see I ran out of cds about half way into my Linux experience.

April 3rd, 2010, 12:47 AM
My CD burner has gone flaky and since it's a PowerBook G4, replacements are hard to come by. But I have learned a technique to download the ISO to a USB drive and boot from there. Recently I have loaded Xubuntu 9.10 Desktop.

April 3rd, 2010, 01:01 AM
Desktop install from flash drive but I set-up my own partitions.

tica vun
April 3rd, 2010, 01:06 AM
I've actually done installs from the desktop, server and netbook CDs. All my computers are now running ubuntu! :D

April 3rd, 2010, 03:17 AM
I drop the installer kernel and initrd on my hard disk, modify the bootloader configuration of my existing OS, and reboot.

April 3rd, 2010, 03:46 AM
minimal, netboot :-) so i can be picky about which packages it installs.

April 10th, 2010, 08:12 PM
so few server and DVD installs...hmm

April 10th, 2010, 08:14 PM
Laptop: Desktop CD
Server: Server CD

Crunchy the Headcrab
April 10th, 2010, 08:21 PM
I use the desktop cd but I usually end up installing via a usb stick anyway. It saves cds and is easier in this day and age.

April 10th, 2010, 08:27 PM
most recently (today) i used rootstock to build an arm ubuntu image for a beaglebaord.

April 10th, 2010, 08:31 PM
debootstrap. every now and then a hard disk installation (minimal or alternate ISO).

April 10th, 2010, 08:31 PM
Desktop CD.