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    what is a minimal ubuntu os?

    Hello,

    I am looking for a bare bone ubuntu OS version. I want nothing else other than my OS, and then i would like to get only the programs i want. the desktop i would like is cinnamon.

    could you help how i can do this.

    i downloaded ubuntu mini, but when i do sudo apt-add-repository ppa something something, it says command not found.

    all help appreciated. also i had another q. is there a prg where in a terminal like window i can see what the scripts are being executed in real time and then can save the entire log to a text file.

    thank you, thank you and cheers.

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    Re: what is a minimal ubuntu os?

    Quote Originally Posted by anonu View Post
    i downloaded ubuntu mini, but when i do sudo apt-add-repository ppa something something, it says command not found.
    try...

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa something something
    of course substituting "ppa something something" with the real ppa you want to add.

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    Re: what is a minimal ubuntu os?

    Quote Originally Posted by anonu View Post
    also i had another q. is there a prg where in a terminal like window i can see what the scripts are being executed in real time and then can save the entire log to a text file.
    You mean like top?

    Code:
    top -b -n1 > output.txt

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    Re: what is a minimal ubuntu os?

    Try just installing ubuntu with xfce desktop (it's quite minimal) or lbuntu (never tried that one though)

    Should also add you can install more than one desktop so if you installed xfce you could install the other desktop you want then uninstall xfce. You may find using the gui interface and synaptic package manager much easier than installing things via apt-get.
    Last edited by furything; January 23rd, 2013 at 01:11 PM.

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    Re: what is a minimal ubuntu os?

    You really need a understanding of packages.

    http://www.googlubuntu.com/results/?...Search&lang=en

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