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    Unhappy Installing ubuntu ultimate edition from iso file

    Dear guys,

    I have an iso file (DVD image) of ubuntu ultimate edition. I am currently using windows. I have a CD-ROM drive (reader only). When I mounted a virtual drive using Alcohol 120%, the autorun of wubi comes with 2 options, one is - install inside windows (when I click this, it states "You need atleast 256mb memory to run the installer" (I just have 128 mb).
    The other option is "Demo and full installation" which requires restart and since my virtual drive loads only after windows so it cannot boot through the mounted virtual drive. Thus the 1.3 gb iso has made me sad. Is there any way to install using the iso file without using CD-ROM drive ? Please help I am dying for using ubuntu. Actually I just need to install "base system" coz I know the KDE or GNOME is "NO" with low RAM. After installing base system once, I will choose, download and install things manually and customize my system for me.

    Please help,
    Pranav Nandan

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    Re: Installing ubuntu ultimate edition from iso file

    I would not recommend "Ubuntu Ultimate" at all to anyone. I do recommend against it, as the people who put it together have (apparently) little knowledge. They're also making another program ("Ultramatix" or something like that), that is known to break Ubuntu's because of the unsafe things it does.

    Also, 128mb ram is very, very small these days. Even the normal Ubuntu won't run on that, nevermind the bloated (because it pre-installs a *ton* of programs and services) 'Ultimate' ubuntu will not.

    You're better off trying Fluxbuntu or Xubuntu. Those are designed for machines such as yours.

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    Re: Installing ubuntu ultimate edition from iso file

    OK I want Xubuntu, Is there a place anywhere where I can download the minimal system (text based) sth called base-installation only. I am asking this bcoz' the speed I have is just around (4-8)kbps. So downloading an iso of 500mb is a very tough job.

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    Re: Installing ubuntu ultimate edition from iso file

    http://www.xubuntu.org/news/hardy.1/release

    You want the 'alternate' CD, it's text-based and only needs 64mb ram.

    Or here's a Fluxbuntu link (click), only 300mb...

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    Re: Installing ubuntu ultimate edition from iso file

    Thanks too much for the link. (:-> I am downloading it. Now the last one - Can I install fluxubuntu without CD-ROM drive ? Perhaps by using iso. I have partitions and free spaces. Is it possible (by using some kinda emulators or virtualization that could mount the image and boot from it so that I install ?

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    Re: Installing ubuntu ultimate edition from iso file

    You 'burn' the iso onto the CD, put it in, and then it will boot from the CD.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

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    Re: Installing ubuntu ultimate edition from iso file

    Thanks for the Wonderful Distro ! It's already 33% amazingly. I will definately try it, it seems too cool for my PC (I just read abt it and saw screen shots). Being based on ubuntu and ubuntu itself based on debian, does that mean I can install and run all software that are made for these two ?. Can a software made for Gnome, Kde or Xfce always work on each other or sometimes only ? What are repositories. Will you please clear these terms ?

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    Re: Installing ubuntu ultimate edition from iso file

    All Ubuntu/Debian/Gnome/Xfce software will work fine. KDE software will require an installation of KDE, which might slow your computer down.

    'repositories' are servers that have software in them, and you can install it from them easily. You can find software available in repositories by doing to applications - add/remove after you install it.

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    Re: Installing ubuntu ultimate edition from iso file

    I use a NIC RTL8139D, which I need to run in fluxubuntu. I have'nt tried it in any Linux Distros till now. It works in windows though being a duplicate real-tek driver from Shingai-China bcoz' it came with a CD that has drivers tampered for it.

    In the same CD there's a Linux driver : sl_linux.tgz
    there are instructions for it which are as follows:-

    *************************************************
    ** Silan SC92031 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter **
    ** **
    ** LINUX driver **
    *************************************************

    Introduction:
    =============

    The instructions are for linux driver installation. You must
    compile the source code to generate sc92031.o and use insmod command to
    insert sc92031.o as module.

    Contents of the Subdirectory:
    =============================

    readme.txt This file.
    sc92031.c The linux core driver source code file
    Makefile Makefile for generating driver object file

    Kernel Supported
    ================
    This driver support linux kernel version 2.4.x/2.5.x now.

    Installation
    ============
    1) Create a temporary directory:
    # mkdir /temp

    2) Change to the temporary directory:
    #cd /temp

    3) Copy driver (sl_linux.tgz) from CD-ROM to the temporary directory, and follow the commands:
    # mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt
    # cp /mnt/sl_linux.tgz /temp

    4) untar the archive file:
    # tar xzvf sl_linux.tgz
    # cd sc92031

    5) Compile the driver source files and it will generate sc92031.o, and
    copy it to correct driver installation path (The installation directory
    is different in different kernel versions. In 2.4.x kernel, the path is
    /lib/modules/KERNEL_VERSION/kernel/drivers/net/, and in 2.2.x kernel,
    the path is /lib/modules/KERNEL_VERSION/net/)
    # make install

    6) Check configuration file (/etc/modules.conf or /etc/conf.modules,it
    depend on your Linux distribution) for loading kernel modules. Make sure
    there is the following content in the configuration file, where # is
    interface number :
    alias eth# sc92031

    7) Reboot now:
    shutdown -r now

    8) Install your driver module (If the driver module is in the wrong place,
    an error message will appear, and say that can't find the driver
    module):
    insmod sc92031.o

    8) Use ifconfig command to assign the IP address, where # is network
    interface number:
    ifconfig eth# <IP>

    9) Check the interface works:
    ping <remote_host_IP>

    My question is that what is the kernel version for the 1 I am downloading, will it work. And how to compile a .c file in step 5. Do you have some sujjestions ?


    Pranav,

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    Re: Installing ubuntu ultimate edition from iso file

    First of all, KDE software will not need an installation of KDE. It can run in GNOME. However, it needs to initialize a bunch of KDE variables and such. (Which, considering your 128MB memory, seems to stretch your computer)

    About your driver installation, you have a long file, so I'll comment as I go.
    For steps 1-4, simply use the commands given.
    For step 5, I think you type in make install.
    For step 6, you need to look for the line alias [NETINTERFACE] sc92031 assuming [NETINTERFACE] = your network interface. Normally it is eth0 (ethernet #1) or wlan0 (wireless #1).
    For step 7, use the command there.
    Step 8, use the command there with the network interface you found in step 6.
    9, use the command there.

    As for your concerns about it working, it should work.

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