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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2013

    install ubuntu from ubuntu terminal?

    there is any way to install ubuntu from ubuntu terminal, in ubuntu live mode.
    suppose, i do not want to use default ubuntu installer.
    can I install ubuntu by just extracting the content of filesystem.squashfs.
    for ex-
    #unsquashfs -f -d /mnt/sda5 ./filesystem.squashfs
    and than add a grub4dos menu entry for booting..
    title ubuntu
    root (hd0,4)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=UUID=bla.bla.bla... ro splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.lz

    #but when i try this method, ubuntu-13.04 works well but, here i log-on system with a temporary user profile.

  2. #2
    ibjsb4 is offline Ubuntu addict and loving it
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: install ubuntu from ubuntu terminal?

    I do not understand what your up to, but ..

    A command line install can be done with the mini iso.

  3. #3
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    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: install ubuntu from ubuntu terminal?

    There is this?
    HOWTO: Boot & Install Ubuntu ISO from the Grub Rescue Prompt
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

  4. #4
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    Jun 2013

    Re: install ubuntu from ubuntu terminal?

    thanks for reply, but
    here i want to say that, i want to install ubuntu without touching the ubuntu installer.
    i just extract the live filesystem to any partition,, and than i just create a grub4dos config file to boot ubuntu from that partition, but the problem is that, when i boot ubuntu creates a temp. profile for me, instead of a live user as if i boot from live usb.
    may be this is because of configuration errors , so if i create a user and password and define the swap partition just after extracting the live filesystem, may be problem will be solved,
    extracting ubuntu live filesystem takes only 1 minute, whereas installing ubuntu from its default installer takes 15 minutes.
    i thinks manual way is best and i can learn from it.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2011

    Re: install ubuntu from ubuntu terminal?

    If you want to learn linux from scratch try this link

    Or something much easier, but still more manual than with the desktop installer: Install from the Ubuntu mini.iso. See for example this link

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