View Full Version : Install 18.04 server LTS without network connection

October 8th, 2018, 12:43 PM
The latest version of Ubuntu server (18.04) LTS seems to demand network configuration and refuse to boot without it.

I have no desire to connect the server in question to the internet for anything, and have installed previous versions of Ubuntu server without network no questions asked.

Is a network connection an absolute requirement for the latest version of Ubuntu server? Or is there something I'm missing?

The installation cannot proceed past the network configuration page unless an ethernet connection is active

Pls hep.

October 10th, 2018, 08:05 AM
Anyone is able to install Ubuntu server (18.04) LTS successfully without network connection?

October 10th, 2018, 02:49 PM
see this bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/subiquity/+bug/1750819

furthermore i would encourage you to add your experience to the launchpad bug report.

also a user reported that using alternate install disk will give you old installer. however from my memory the old installer had issues with UEFI. if you are not using UEFI, then you should be ok i guess.