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I realize Ubuntu has dropped the alternate cd for 12.10, which broke this long-time user's heart. I always do a fresh install when upgrading, but I have software raid and LVM, and as far as I can tell only LVM is supported by the regular (only) cd now.

How can someone like me, using both, install 12.10?

Thanks!

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You can also start out with the Server distribution, and simply do an immediate sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop after installation - this is actually how I do my desktop installations anyway, because the desktop distro won't do an LVM install.

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This worked perfectly after manually installing the AMD Radeon drivers. Nice and easy. Thanks! –  jbwiv Nov 20 '12 at 1:47
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Fortunately this is still possible using the netboot image that comes with a mini.iso containing the good old text-installer.

http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/mini.iso

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Just wondering - does the plain old apt-get dist-upgrade not work for such purposes in Ubuntu? –  Marcin Kaminski Nov 19 '12 at 3:31
    
@MartinOrda of course it does, but the question was about "fresh install"... –  rbtux Nov 19 '12 at 3:36
    
The mini ISO is similar to Debian's netinst ISO. You should be able to install from a base system all the way up, including using existing volume groups and logical volumes. –  Terry Wang Nov 19 '12 at 5:07
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