Ubuntu alternate downloads

Asked by Ketan patel on 2012-05-09

I have a question alternate downloads that I downloaed full DVD of precise 12.04. like other alternate download DVDs it doesn't has option of Install server in boot menu. It requires 8.6 GB which is double than CD version requirement for installation. My question is that if Ubuntu server is included with ubuntu desktop in Full dvd so server packages are preinstalled and Is server is provided in a graphical mode in 12.04 ? please reply who have tried Full DVD of 12.04 precise. Thanks in advance

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Wyatt Smith (wyatt-smith) said : #1

If your intention is to run as server, you will need the server edition and cannot use the desktop edition.

The server is not included in the desktop DVD edition. The DVD edition is so large because it contains ALL of the language packs and numerous software packages located in the repositories but not installed by default. Also the server edition does not contain a graphical installer and is much like the alternate installer.

I suggest downloading and installing with appropriate torrent for you architecture

After installation, you may add a desktop gui, languages, and other software from the repositories.

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