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I want to install Ubuntu without using Ubiquity. I want to install it through the command line only. Not looking for Ubuntu Server install. Just help on how I can install it through the command line.

I know in Arch Linux you can use pacstrap base to install a basic system. Is there any way I can manually extract the file system from the LiveCD?

  • Why not server install? – Tim Jun 25 '15 at 20:24
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    You can use debootstrap for a similar purpose, but it isn't available by default in any of the Ubuntu ISOs. – muru Jun 25 '15 at 20:26
  • So, how can I use debootstrap to copy the filesystem from my ISO to the new filesystem? – crank123 Jun 25 '15 at 20:29
  • Or, install a very basic system. – crank123 Jun 25 '15 at 20:35
  • Well, first either you'd have to customize the ISO before preparing bootable media, or have internet available while installation. Which will it be? – muru Jun 25 '15 at 20:37
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Ubuntu does have Minimal CDs that are 35MB - 40MB in size that install the base system and allow you to do command line installation. They also let you choose only the packages that you want to install.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD

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