Ubuntu frugal installation
Antonio T. Sun
antoniosun-N9AOi2cAC9ZBDgjK7y7TUQ at public.gmane.org
Sun Sep 13 16:09:12 UTC 2009
On Sun, 13 Sep 2009 00:13:29 -0400, Matt Price wrote:
>> How can I do a frugal installation of Ubuntu? (ie, install as-is
>> without expanding)
> i'm not really quite sure what you're asking. . .
Thanks Matt, here is what's a frugal install:
A Frugal install is where you boot off the hard drive/USB, usually via
grub or lilo, and load the compressed image (/KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX) off of the
hard drive or a usb stick.
It essentially consists of loading the linux kernel using a boot loader
which in turns loads the initial ramdisk (initrd). The initrd then loads
the root file system which, in this case, consists of a linux compressed
loop (cloop) file -- /KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX.
I.e., the root file compressed image is installed as-is without expanding.
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