debootstrap command

6 Steps for Minimal Ubuntu Installation Using debootstrap

by Leonardo Sanchez on January 8, 2010

Ubuntu LogoThe debootstrap utility installs a very minimal Debian system. debootstrap tool will install debian-based Linux OS into a sub-directory. You don’t need an installation CD for this purpose. However, you need to have access to the corresponding Linux distribution repository (for e.g. Debian or Ubuntu).

For the purposes of this article we will discuss how to install Ubuntu using debootstrap.