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Ubuntu® 8.10 Linux® Bible by William von Hagen

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Chapter 3. Installing Ubuntu and Kubuntu on Special-Purpose Systems

The previous chapter discussed using the graphical installer that is provided as part of the Ubuntu Desktop disc, which is the DVD that is included with this book, and its Kubuntu equivalents, the Kubuntu 8.04 and Kubuntu 8.10 Desktop CDs. Using any of these discs and their installer is the standard way to install an Ubuntu or Kubuntu Desktop system — which one you decide to install is up to you. However, as discussed in the section "Ubuntu CDs" in Chapter 1, other CDs are also available from the Ubuntu and Kubuntu folks. These are the Ubuntu Server Install CD and the Ubuntu and Kubuntu Alternate Install CDs:

  • The Ubuntu Server CD installs Ubuntu without a GUI for server systems and therefore avoids the whole GNOME/KDE/Ubuntu/Kubuntu issue.

  • The Ubuntu and Kubuntu Alternate CDs install Ubuntu or Kubuntu using a quasi-graphical installer that enables you to install Ubuntu or Kubuntu on systems without sufficient memory to run the traditional graphical installer found on the Ubuntu and Kubuntu Desktop CDs.

This chapter discusses how to obtain these CDs and how to use the installation alternatives that each of them provides.

The Ubuntu and Kubuntu Desktop CD's graphical installers differ from the quasi-graphical, Debian-based installers used on the Server and Alternate Install CDs. Before ...

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