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Chapter 4 : Obtaining System Installation Media | 1. Official Ubuntu CD-ROMs
Official Ubuntu CD-ROMs
By far the easiest way to install Ubuntu is from an
Official Ubuntu CD-ROM.
You may download the CD-ROM image from an Ubuntu mirror and make
your own CD, if you have a fast network connection and a CD burner.
If you have an Ubuntu CD and CDs are
bootable on your machine, you can skip right to
Chapter 5, Booting the Installation System; much effort has been expended to ensure
the files most people need are there on the CD.
If your machine doesn't support CD booting, but you do have a CD,
you can use an alternative strategy such as
hard disk,usb stick,net boot,
or manually loading the kernel from the CD to initially boot the
system installer. The files you need for booting by another means are
also on the CD; the Ubuntu network archive and CD folder organization
are identical. So when archive file paths are given below for
particular files you need for booting, look for those files in the
same directories and subdirectories on your CD.
Once the installer is booted, it will be able to obtain all the other
files it needs from the CD.
If you don't have a CD, then you will need to download the
installer system files and place them on the
hard disk orusb stick ora connected computer
so they can be used to boot the installer.