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Ubuntu install from a dodgy cdrom
2005-12-06 22:55:55
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Ubuntu linux is normally a very easy to install system , based on debian it uses the dpkg and apt systems . However if you try and install it from a dodgy cdr with a dodgy cdrom drive you get problems . This is what happended to me , as well as a few other gotchas but i'll limit myself to the ones i think i might understand ;).
The network install option is there in ubuntu you just have to look hard for it and think in the debian way.

The process is :

the rest is normal
it doesn't seem to work from the main online archive at archive.ubuntu.com until after the base is installed.
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