Used as a short for the Ubuntu Alternate CD, the text-based installer which is used mostly by users who want more advanced installation options or via a network installation, or olders computers that can't handle the graphical installation. This is also the default installer for the server ...

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Problem With Unetbootin (Or, Perhaps, Me)

As I mentioned before, I'm having a lot of stability issues on Lubuntu 13, so I'm trying to upgrade to the alternate install of Lubuntu 14.04, as my computer has about 500MB RAM. I went to ...
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What happened to with the alternate installer in Ubuntu 14.04?

http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.04/ vs.: http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.04/ In the "old" times Ubuntu had a separated "ncurses-based" installer when people wanted to use Full Disc Encryption when ...
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Brightness determined by eveness and oddness of level numbers

I have a Lenovo G500s laptop on which I installed Ubuntu 13.10, and I am having problems with my brightness, which does not rise and fall gradually but instead alternates between the maximum and ...
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Where is the alternate installation ISO for Ubuntu Saucy?

I would like to download the alternate installation ISO for the current release, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, but I can't find it on the releases.ubuntu.com website. Aren't alternate ISOs provided ...
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How do I re-Install Ubuntu Server on separate LVM partition than my data

I have three logical volumes in a single volume group spread across two physical volumes. V1:root V2:srv V3:swap_1 All of ubuntu is on root and all of the data I care about keeping is on srv For ...
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using alternate kernel in ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I am facing this boot crash issue (along with several other people), and have failed to resolve this using various fixes/solutions available online(in numerous forums/blogs) Kernel Panic - Not ...
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Is it possible to avoid the question at softwarechoice during installation?

I remastered your Lubuntu-Alternate-Iso, added own packages an a new preseed-file which works fine and is exactly what i was searching for. There is one problem left, where i found no help using ...
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Problem installing 12.04 in efi mode

Edit: I was told that my question was confusing and couldn't be understood. I'm completely rewriting it so it will make sense. Same question, just rewiting it. Here it is... -> I'm installing a 64 ...
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new 12.04 on existing lvm with encrypted /home - cannot login?

After a few unsuccessful installation attempts I finally found this guide that looked all set to solve all my problems. After following it however - reinstalling and doing the "Repair the boot image ...
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Alternate Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on new Vaio svz (RAID0)

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit on my brand new Vaio SVZ laptop. I am using alternate installer, since the machine has a RAID0 SSD (fake raid?). After activating ATA RAID, ...
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ubuntu 10.04 alternate has no GUI

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04.4-alternate as I would like to have the feature of encryption LVM. But after installation, the system boot into text mode, like Ubuntu server but not Ubuntu desktop. Is ...
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Why is there no EFI boot loader on the Ubuntu 12.10 x64 Netinstall? (mini.iso)

Im trying to boot the netinstall(mini.iso) toasted to an usb-stick, but there is no EFI loader in that iso image. so it is not possible to load that kind of installation type on an efi powered system. ...
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Problems while upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04

I was upgrading from ubuntu 11.10 to ubuntu 12.04 using the alternate cd method. Everything went fine upto installing upgrades, but during the cleanup phase , it asked me to remove obselete packages ...
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how do you boot a standard bash prompt from alternate cd

I need to rescue my 12.04 installation from a serious disk corruption (symptoms are root file system reports that it's full even though several gigs are available and there is no visible file or files ...
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Is the Alternate Ubuntu installer still required for LVM or Software RAID setup?

Over the past 5 years, I have been setting up Ubuntu servers using the Alternate installer. I need to provision a new server today, and I'm curious if the Alternate CD is still the only way to setup ...
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New 12.04 Install on RAID 0 with encrypted LVM for home AND swap?

I have an Asus laptop with 2 new 320GB WD hdd's. I want to do a Raid 0 install, but want to put both my / and swap partitions under encrypted lvm for security. What is the best way to do this from the ...
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“The volume boot has only 0 bytes disk space remaining”

After a recent update, I'm getting an alert saying: The volume boot has only 0 bytes disk space remaining But my computer has plenty of HD space free. Does anyone know how I resolve this. (If its ...
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Install LVM on Ubuntu Server

I want to setup an Ubuntu server with LVM. I installed Ubuntu using ubuntu-12.04.1-alternate-amd64.iso because I believe that the "alternate" disc must be used to install with LVM. However it created ...
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grub2 loopback booting ubuntu alternate iso

I am trying to set up a multi-boot USB stick including both standard desktop and alternate ISOs. I have both kinds of ISOs booting, using examples from a variety of places including ...
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Why are there no alternate CDs?

In trying to download the latest release, I see there are no alternate CDs available. Previously I have needed them in order to install with a linux software raid root. Does the lack of alternate ...
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What features were lost in 12.10 when the Alternate CD was cut? [closed]

Some of the Alternate CD features were added to the Desktop CD (like full encryption) but some were lost (like RAID). What other features were lost?
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Where is the source code for Alternate CD installer?

AFAIU debian-installer currently contains only documentation, where is the actual code for the Alternate CD installer?
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How to install Edubuntu on a system with low memory (256 Mb)?

I'm preparing an old system with 256 Mb RAM to send it to some children. It doesn't have Ethernet controller and there are no Internet access at the destination. I've chosen Edubuntu for obvious ...
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Is there any alternate DVD with complete language pack?

I'm looking for an alternate DVD (like the alternate CD, but with complete language packs). Is there one?
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Installing Ubuntu 64bit on Acer netbook causes black screen.

Trying to install Ubuntu on an external usb 3 500 Gb hard-drive. I am using Acer netbook. My specs are: amd C-60 1GHz with 4 Gb ram. I have a 64 bits windows 7 no2 installed. I downloaded ...
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Can't install alternate CD from USB?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 with full hard disk encryption. After downloading and installing the Ubuntu live CD, I learned that truecrypt doesn't support full disk encryption on Linux. I also ...
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Alternate install to USB bootloader issues using LVM encryption

I am trying to use the alternate installer (12.04.1 i386) run from a CD to install onto a USB thumb drive (to have a portable installation). I am using the guided LVM install. I get to the part ...
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Why does integrity check fail for the 12.04.1 Alternate ISO?

I have followed various recommendations from the Ubuntu Documentation to create a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive using the 12.04.1 Alternate install ISO-file for 64-bit PC. But the integrity test of ...
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Black screen on login, can get thru decrypt disk and access command line but no GUI

Running 12.04 64 bit fresh alternative install, with disk crypto on a new Lenovo laptop Install didn't connect and install modules, even though I had the network cable plugged in and don't have any ...
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Can I use the pyschocats' tutorial to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 with a minimal install disc?

Psychocats describes a minimal install cd. Can I use this to upgrade?
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install base system failed : Ubuntu server and xubuntu alternate installation

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 server on my laptop using a USB stick !! When it reached the base system installation I received this error ! Debootstrap warning ...
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Where can I get a list of .deb packages on the alternate CD?

I'd like to install Ubuntu in my computer. I learned that if I install an alternate version, I can choose the .deb packages I need. But when I log in the system, I always face the problem that there ...
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If I install the server version and then add all the GUI programs to it will I be able to get updates until 2015?

I have an older laptop that maybe a bit too slow for 12.04, but it runs great on v10. I am about to re-install the 10.04 back on it, but I am trying to decide which version I should go with. I ...
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Alternate CD install missing wallpapers?

I've set up several 12.04 desktop machine using the regular installer. However, on another machine I needed to set up software RAID so I used the alternate installer. I noticed however, that the ...
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Is the 64 bit version of 12.04 the same as the alternate 64 bit?

Specifically, is the 64 bit version of the ISO I can download directly from ubuntu.com the same as the "alternate" 64 bit version that is available through the Universal USB installer?
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Creating a bootable CD based on Ubuntu Server

Note: bootable here refers to an Installation CD, not to the El Torito bootable CD standard if narrowly construed, or to a Live CD if widely construed. What tools exist to create a bootable CD ...
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Difference between Live CD and Alternate CD?

I came across this term Alternate CD. How it different from a Live CD? Also why cant we upgrade using a live cd while we can using an alternate one as mentioned here? The link does not specify ...
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Why does my 12.04 Alternate CD boot to a blank screen with flashing cursor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I cannot install Ubuntu 12.04. I burned ubuntu-12.04-alternate-i386.iso to a cd Put the burned ...
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Can't upgrade with cdromupgrade

I am try to upgrade to 12.04 from 11.10 using alternative CD. I run this command sudo gksu "sh /media/iso/cdromupgrade" after mounted iso as CD. Its gives this error "An upgrade from 'oneric' to ...
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No root file system - Alternate CD + LVM

I am trying to install 11.10 as dual boot with Windows 7. I have all partitioned well as you can see here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42897978@N00/7111180385/ I burned the Alternate CD ISO to a ...
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Install Ubuntu server using alternate iso from offline Linux system

I want to install Ubuntu server from my downloader alternate iso file for the Ubuntu server, without rebooting my machine. In other word, I want to install it while I am still on a Linux/Ubuntu ...
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Installer Reboots at “Detecting hardware” (disks and other hardware) on all recent Server Installs

I have a very frustrating problem with my PC. I cannot install any recent version of Ubuntu Server (or even Desktop) since 9.04 even using the text-based installer. I boot from a USB stick created by ...
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Upgrade interrupted with Alternative CD

I was upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04 via an alternate ISO. The upgrade process was interrupted due to power failure. Further attempts to log back into my user profile ended up in failure. Whenever I ...
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Installing 11.10 on fresh VirtualBox client hangs - how to debug?

I am trying to create an 11.10 VirtualBox client using the same DVD I used to upgrade my host system. (It happens to be the alternate DVD ISO.) However, it keeps hanging when the progress bar reaches ...
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Can I install in UEFI mode with the alternate installer?

I'm wondering if it's possible to install Ubuntu 11.04 UEFI mode with the alternate installer. I've read that only grub-efi is needed to boot in UEFI mode. How do I install that?
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How do I keep my alternate CD upgrade from using the network?

I'm running an upgrade from Maverick to Natty from a mounted 'alternate' ISO, but it's current status is "Fetching file 1444 of 1703 at 55.1 kB/s". I'm pretty sure it's trying to use the network for ...