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Old 06-16-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
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Question use iso as repository, or as source for netinstall?


Background: the PC's cdrom is flaky, so googling led me to method of netinstall. cl now seems to be working. I want a gui, therefore:
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sudo apt-get install Ubuntu-desktop
I notice the streaming "log" of files estimates over 3 hours (gahhhh) Since it has begun, I will let it finish. (Then hopefully the method to start gnome will be obvious? And I can config somewhere to autostart gui at bootup?)

However, since I've already torrented the ~650MB of alternate ISO of Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04, I wonder if
1) apt-get (or "aptitude", as seen during install?) can retrieve packages from the iso.
I can give it the LAN IP of the pc containing the iso, or I can drag the iso onto the same hdd (to an ntfs partition. or to the Ubuntu partition if anyone can tell me how to do that from WinXp)

2) or maybe I can extract the alternate iso, then install on top of the netinstall?
 
Old 06-16-2009, 05:50 PM   #2
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What you could do set up an ftp (or NFS) server on the other computer. Then mount the iso image in a relevent ftp (or NFS share) directory, then proceed with the network install (ftp/nfs) pointing to the other computer (+ relevant path). That's what I usually do with my network external hard drive (with an ftp account). The DVD drive in my computer is a bit flaky as well.
 
Old 06-16-2009, 05:50 PM   #3
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you have usb?
you could use netbootcd-3.0 on usb
seems like your successful so what's wrong?
 
  


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