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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 edition.

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The lastest Lubuntu 16.04.6 alternate version is missing

As you can see here, there isn't a Lubuntu 16.04.6 alternate ISO for download. The last is lubuntu-16.04.1-alternate-i386.iso (2016-07-20), while there is a lubuntu-16.04.6-desktop-i386.iso (2019-02-...
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Ubuntu 16.04 installation RAID issue

I want to install Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop on a pc with two 2T HDs (no other OS). My endpoint is to get Ubuntu installed on a partition set as RAID1, the swap set on a partition with RAID0, and a third ...
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Lubuntu alternate installer torrent tracker error

I received the error: Requested download is not authorized for use with this tracker. When opening the link at: http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/xenial/release/lubuntu-16.04-alternate-...
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Missing firmware iwlwifi

I need to install Linux, better Ubuntu, to my 4 GB flash-drive. As 4 GB is too small for normal desktop version of Ubuntu I have downloaded alternate version through here because of recomendation from ...
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xubuntu installation does´t get further than language selection

I have to install xubuntu (xubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-i386) from a cd to a compaq evo n600c, (win xp prof, version 2002, service pack 3 preinstalled), no booting from usb possible Mobile Intel(R) ...
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Can't access Linux from macbook

So I installed linux Elementary OS on my macbook air. I had to do the manual Partitioning since there was no "install alongside" button during installation. The problem is; I can't access it, when I ...
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Where to find a direct link or torrent for Ubuntu Gnome ALTERNATE ISO? [duplicate]

I can't find any place to download Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS in alternate ISO version. Doesn't it exist ?
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What task to select in tasksel during lubuntu alternate install to get a default system

I'm installing Lubuntu 14.04.1 from the alternate Image. At the "tasksel" step I would like to select the same tasks that would be installed with the desktop installer. There's a task called "Lubuntu ...
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Which installation images allow the installation of a command-line system?

I would like to set up a minimal command-line system as a starting point for a custom desktop, as outlined in Installation/LowMemorySystems guide. What exact choice of the installation image do I have ...
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What is the release schedule for Lubuntu Alternate patch releases?

The Lubuntu Alternate ISO does not always get released simultaneously with the rest of the ISO's. For example, according to TrustyTahr/ReleaseSchedule, as of April 30th, 2015, the following releases ...
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is there an alternative to ISOVIEW

I have to access an online maintenance and it requires ISOVIEW to view diagrams and graphics but I am using 14.04 and hate the thought of having to do it through Windows
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Create GUID partition table (GPT) during Ubuntu Server install

On a computer with a new empty hard drive of capacity < 2 TB, I install Ubuntu Server with the standard text-mode installer. I choose to manually partition the disk. Then I can create a new empty ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 PPC live DVD/USB?

I'm probably stretching things with this but would anyone know where or how to obtain a live disk image of Ubuntu 14.10 for PowerPC? I can't use the server install because the Ethernet port is busted ...
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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? [duplicate]

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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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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Install error: can't select and install software, install GRUB or LILO boot loader [closed]

I'm installing ubuntu from alternate CD on a Compaq Presario 1500. The text installer spits out an error on "select and install software" and similarly when I manually select later steps from the menu....
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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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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) [closed]

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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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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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 https://help....
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Why are there no alternate CDs? [duplicate]

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 "ubuntu-12....
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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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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 cd in my ...
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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 CD....
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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 system....
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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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