Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Installing minimal form of ubuntu

               The Minimal CD will download packages from online archives at installation time instead of providing them on the install CD itself. Downloading packages at install time reduces the size of the install CD to approximately 5 to 20MB depending on architecture (see below), as well as providing only the packages needed for installation. The download time savings achieved by using a Minimal CD can be significant, as only current packages are downloaded, so there is no need to upgrade packages immediately after installation. The Minimal CD uses a text-based installer like the Alternate CD, making the CD image as compact as possible.

                To use the Minimal CD download mini.iso from one of the following links given below and burn it to a CD.

                  To install, boot your computer from the the Minimal CD and type "cli" (command line install) at the prompt. You can then follow the instructions from the text-based installer. After the base system is installed, log in, and type "sudo tasksel" to select the system to install.

Links :
32-bit PC (x86)

Name : Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" Minimal CD 
Size : 19MB 
MD5 : cc1591035877c317fdef7f4ebf1662b9  SHA1:d86f78c8343009e57b0ecda14592e76802ce1ec4

64-bit PC (amd64, x86_64)

Name : Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" Minimal CD 
Size : 22MB 
MD5: 13507ac70863edd2df11cdd6260011ba 
SHA1: 971f67b98323f090f3609f5c7fe78478d564122d