View Full Version : [ubuntu] Alternate CD installation.

March 2nd, 2011, 12:09 AM
For those of you who remember,

in the days when ubuntu released two cd's (one live, one installer), from what I can understand, the text installer would actually complete one part of the installation by copying several files to the hard drive and then reboot from the hard drive to install the packages and complete the rest of the installation.

but these days, it seems that the text installer installs everything from the cd and then reboots in to a completed system.

why this change? From what I can remember, the installation of ubuntu was much faster doing it the old way compared to the current way. Now while it is obvious that ubuntu is MUCH bigger today, wouldn't the installation be faster from the physical hard drive rather then having to read of the cd?

is there a way to configure the text installer to do it the 'old' way?