I want to install Ubuntu Minimal on my very old PC. I downloaded the Natty Minimal CD image from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...tion/MinimalCD.
It was a 19 MB image. I thought that image when burnt to a CD would have everything necessary to install a minimal Ubuntu environment. I only want to install the bare minimum and setup a user, so that I could boot into the installed OS and then setup my network later and download the packages I want.
The problem I have is that, in the install environment I could only go as far as setting up the network and without setting up the network I am not able to proceed further.
This made me wonder if the minimal image did NOT actually have all that was necessary. (Please correct me if I'm wrong. I'm very confused with this part). Does it only have so much to setup a network and THEN download the bare minimum OS from a server?
I really donot want to setup a network during the install procedure. I read about the APTonCD. That's not what I want either. I want to be able to DOWNLOAD packages after I setup the minimal system.
I would really appreciate if someone could suggest me other ways in which I could setup a bare minimal installation from which to work on.
P.S. I read about the command-line-only install from the Alternate CD. But I don't know
1. if it is similar to a Minimal CD install.
2. if it would allow me to setup the network AFTER installing the operating system.