Alternative downloads

There are several other ways to get Ubuntu including torrents, which can potentially mean a quicker download, our network installer for older systems and special configurations and links to our regional DVD image mirrors for our older (and newer) releases. If you dont specifically require any of these installers, we recommend using ourdefault installers.

The network installer lets you install Ubuntu over the network. This is useful, for example, if you have an old machine with a non-bootable CD-ROM or a computer that cant run the graphical interface-based installer, either because they dont meet the minimum requirements for the live CD/DVD or because they require extra configuration before the graphical desktop can be used, or if you want to install Ubuntu on a large number of computers at once.

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer download network that sometimes enables higher download speeds and more reliable downloads of large files. You will need to install a BitTorrent client on your computer in order to enable this download method.

For other versions of the Ubuntu installer please select your nearest mirror; however, we recommend you use thestandard installeras all other packages are available in Ubuntu Software Centre.

Find older versions of Ubuntu for specific ARM platforms.

Installation instructions for the Mustang platform

m800 ARMv7 netboot image (14.04 LTS)

m400 ARMv8 netboot image (14.04 LTS)

Installation instructions for Armada XP-based systems

Cavium Thunder 48 and 96 core ARMv8

14.04 LTS Tech Preview available directly from Cavium

Looking for an older release of Ubuntu? Whether you need an obsolete release or a previous LTS point release with its original stack, you can find them in past releases.

Learn more about management with Landscape.

Ubuntu OpenStack is the fastest way to build an enterprise-scale cloud.

If you need some help installing Ubuntu, please check out our step-by-step guides.

If you get stuck, help is always at hand.

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