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 don’t specifically require any of these installers, we recommend using our default installers.
The network installer lets you install Ubuntu over a network. It includes the minimal set of packages needed to start and the rest of the packages are downloaded over the network. Since only current packages are downloaded, there is no need to upgrade packages immediately after installation.
The network installer is ideal if you have a computer that cannot run the graphical installer, for example, because it does not meet the minimum requirements for the live CD/DVD, or because the computer requires extra configuration before a graphical desktop can be used. The network installer is also useful 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.
Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS
Alternative Ubuntu Server installer
If you require advanced networking and storage features such as; LVM, RAID, multipath, vlans, bonds, or re-using existing partitions, you will want to continue to use the alternate installer.
Other images and mirrors
For other versions of the Ubuntu installer please select your nearest mirror; however, we recommend you use the standard installer as all other packages are available in Ubuntu Software Centre.
Past releases and other flavours
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.