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AFAIU debian-installer currently contains only documentation, where is the actual code for the Alternate CD installer?

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is this what you were looking for? – fossfreedom Nov 24 '12 at 10:30
Looks like a proper one, will you create an answer? – int_ua Nov 24 '12 at 10:41
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Debian Installer.

The alternate installer is created by Debian (upstream from Ubuntu).

Thus to look for the source, you'll need to pull this from the Debian repositories.

According to debian:

Debian Installer developers frequently checkout the whole tree for development.

Debian are transferring to Git - but the alternate installer is not completely migrated yet.

Two steps are required - checkout using subversion - and then checkout the sources from git

sudo apt-get install subversion, git, mr
svn co svn:// debian-installer

Then pull the git repositories:

cd debian-installer/scripts
mr -p checkout

Go for a coffee or two - each individual component (package) is checked-out - it will take quite some considerable amount of time over a slow link.

All the components are installed under the sub-folder packages

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Any idea whether the Ubuntu devs make any changes to the upstream version? – romandas Jul 15 '13 at 16:46
@romandas - as far as I can gather - its the debian version they use and havent changed. To be absolutely sure, you should drop in on the ubuntu-dev IRC or drop an email on their mailing list. – fossfreedom Jul 15 '13 at 17:24

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