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I recently installed the Ubuntu 12.10 server version from a USB flash drive. The step "Install additional software" or whatever kept on failing, so I ignored it and continued. Everything else worked like a charm.

I thought.

It turns out, the only two entries in my sources.list are the install CD. This means that I have no way of getting anything installed.

Can someone give me a short list of repositories that I need so I can add them to the sources.list file? And on a similar note: What is the comment character for the sources list? #?

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I found a neat little sources generator: http://repogen.simplylinux.ch/

But why on earth did it happen? We will never know.

  • yep, that website/tool is an arse-saver. i used it in the past several times. – Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Apr 11 '13 at 18:11

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