I am trying to install ubuntu mini 18.04 from a booted DVD . I connected my laptop to the LAN of my college .
I restart my laptop and select 'install ubuntu' to install but it is not connecting/detecting my LAN cabel network .
What's the problem, i am not able to install Ubuntu mini .

  • Which hardware do you have? Is there a specific reason for using the mini image, and not normal installer? – vidarlo Jan 24 at 9:12
  • This might help – Kulfy Jan 24 at 9:15
  • I want to install ubuntu mini because i want to install desktop environment manually, i am curretly using ubuntu 18.04 and i am now at college, so i am texting you with the same laptop and same network in which i want to install . – Abhishek Kamal Jan 24 at 9:20
  • @Kulfy.. I don't want virtual box . – Abhishek Kamal Jan 24 at 13:15
  • I can connect to the internet through that LAN, but when I used to install ubuntu mini, that LAN not working . – Abhishek Kamal Jan 24 at 13:19

Install mini system, then you`ll be able to install full desktop. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD

The minimal iso image will download packages from online archives at installation time instead of providing them on the install media itself. Downloading packages at install time reduces the size of the iso image to approximately ~40MB depending on architecture (see below), as well as providing only the packages needed for installation.

Mini requires internet connection. I don't remember exactly will mini provide text interface to install desktop or not, anyway you can always do it from command line, like: sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop.

If you don't have internet connection with mini, its not your option to install, use full dvd.

While the minimal iso image is handy, it isn't useful for installing on UEFI-based systems that you want to run in UEFI mode. The mini iso lacks the proper files for booting the computer in UEFI mode. Thus, the computer will boot in BIOS compatibility mode, and the installation will be in BIOS mode.

You can use an Ubuntu Server amd64 iso file (64-bit) for 'mini installations' in UEFI mode.

Try server image.

  • Is there any way to install mini ISO through a WI-FI ? – Abhishek Kamal Jan 24 at 13:25

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