Why is there no Linux Mint network install?

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jez9999
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Why is there no Linux Mint network install?

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I'm rather surprised that Linux Mint, in this day and age, tells you to download an ISO and burn it to a freaking DVD. What if you have no DVD burner or DVD handy? Optical media is pretty ancient nowadays.

Years ago, Debian had a network install available - that's how I installed Debian on my current Linux box. I know this is a simple question, but why doesn't Linux Mint offer a simple similar network install? Just a stub bootable USB stick that will download the necessary stuff from the internet. Is there some technical reason why this is possible for Debian but not Mint?
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Re: Why is there no Linux Mint network install?

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Most of people install using DVD or USB, but you could make a network install media. :wink:
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Re: Why is there no Linux Mint network install?

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I don't know the answer. Perhaps the reason is, that the network adapter does not work on any computer out of the box, just an idea. With a simple boot-stick the chances for failing are probably even higher or the boot-stick would again be a rather extravagant thing.

But did you notice, that you can set the ISO also on an USB-stick instead of burning it to the dvd? A network connection would be slower to copy the installation files to the target.
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