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I was wondering if there is any way of installing Ubuntu from command line using the Ubuntu Live CD. I am aware of the alternate CD text install, but just wanted to know if its possible to do so from the Live CD installer.

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Not an easy solution by far, but you can use debootstrap:

https://help.ubuntu.com/10.10/installation-guide/amd64/linux-upgrade.html

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thanks . will give it a shot! :) –  Ubuntuser Feb 3 '11 at 8:33

You need the text-based alternate install CD....then the installation is in text mode. Or try to change the start options.

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change start option? in a live cd? is that possible? –  Ubuntuser Feb 3 '11 at 8:34
    
Yes, you can change startup parameters in grub @Ubuntuser –  Rinzwind Aug 22 '12 at 10:38

You don't need an alternate text-based CD to access command line- you can use key combination Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to TTY1.

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