Debootstrap Ubuntu from Gentoo

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The original way of installing Ubuntu is to use a temporary installation of Debian. This small guide is for people who already have a running system, such as Gentoo.


First, prepare your target partition with 'fdisk' and 'mkfs.ext3'. I'll assume your target partition is mounted at /mnt/ubuntu/

Now get debootstrap:

$ mkdir temp
$ cd temp
$ wget
$ tar -xzvf debootstrap_1.0.8.tar.gz
$ sudo make
$ sudo make install

Now get the debootstrap script for Gutsy:

$ sudo su -
# cd /usr/lib/debootstrap/scripts/
# wget
# unzip

Now start the debootstrap:

# debootstrap --arch powerpc gutsy /mnt/ubuntu

Then continue according to the Ubuntu using temporary Debian guide.