Get Ubuntu Repositories on DVD

Having Ubuntu Repositories on DVD is handy if for some reason you can’t get connected to the internet or your connection slow to download favorite application.

There’s an Indonesian website which offer Ubuntu repositories (main, restricted, universe, dan multiverse) on DVD, which means that you would not have to be connected to the internet in order to download application anymore.

All you need to do is to download the DVD images using jigdo, and find the means to burn those DVD. Then to use the DVD, you only have to enter this line at the terminal :

sudo apt-cdrom add

Which Ubuntu will prompt you to insert the DVD (in no particular order), wait until apt -cdrom finish scanning the repo and repeat this step for each of the DVDs.

Finally you can browse all the application inside the DVD repositories by browsing Synaptic, and install them.

The downloads can be obtained at http://wiki.ubuntu-id.org/DistribusiDvdReposUbuntu . Please refer to the Jigdo tutorial if you don’t know how to use it in order to download the DVD.

Have a nice day.

[tags]ubuntu,linux,debian,jigdo,repository,repositories[/tags]

14 thoughts on “Get Ubuntu Repositories on DVD

  1. No need to burn the isos to DVD: Just do
    $sudo mount /isofile.iso /emptyfolder/ -t iso9660 -o loop
    (Were /isofile.iso is the iso and /emptyfolder/ is a empty folder that you own)

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