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September 4th, 2015, 01:50 PM
Hi All!
I am looking to reduce the disk size of default LUBUNTU 14.04 LTS install?

What are your ideas

For now removing:
- applications I do not need to use regularly
- high contrast icon sets
- ...?

September 4th, 2015, 02:43 PM
Thats one way to do it.

Another way is to start with a minimal install and add what you want. Using the mini iso and installing lubuntu-core without the recommended packages.

September 4th, 2015, 02:46 PM
Removing applications that we will never use is one method. Another method is to do a minimal install from the beginning. We get the core of the OS and we then add the components of our choice.



September 5th, 2015, 07:40 AM
Thank you both but I would still love to know what is OK (system remain stable/operational) to cut-out easily - by selective delete/uninstall, rather then going from minimal and installing one app and feature by one... there has to be middle ground between 2,3GB install and 500MB - no?

September 5th, 2015, 08:20 AM
Lubuntu Core is a good 'middle ground', that you ask for. It is much easier to start from the small end than from the big end (more difficult and risky to remove applications than to add applications). So I would also recommend the method suggested by the previous posts.

An alternative is to install from a tarball with the One Button Installer or 9w. See these links

OBI/Trusty-mini-txt (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OBI/Trusty-mini-txt)
9w (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/9w)

The last link compares the size of some small systems (including Lubuntu and Lubuntu Core (in this case I think with install recommends (not without them as suggested in post #2)).

9w/RAM & disk usage (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/9w/RAM_%26_disk_usage)

September 8th, 2015, 05:15 PM
Thank you! I appreciate especially the overview of RAM/HD needs of each system.
Will try to strip some more before reinstalling from Core ;-)

September 8th, 2015, 05:32 PM
A package list may also help you out.




Let us know how it goes :)

September 8th, 2015, 07:00 PM
I removed tons of icons, themes, sources, images, apps, support for printing, scanning and ... started loving GdMap for visualizing those big not so useful files.