I needed to install Ubuntu on a new computer that had no operating system on it, and my older, available Windows system does not have a reliable DVD burner. Further, the only USB stick I could find in the house is small - 512MB. No problem, I thought - I used to do network installs of Linux all the time. How hard could it be?
WOW - really hard! These days there seems to be an assumption that everyone is able to download a 2GB iso and burn it to either a DVD or a largish USB stick.
Eventually, though, I found what I needed:
- A "mini ISO" for Ubuntu. This is a very small bootable image with just enough bits to be able to run a network install, and...
- The "LinuxLive" USB creator (aka "lili"), which creates a bootable image of an ISO on a USB stick.