View Full Version : [all variants] manual installation => better stability ?

JC Cheloven
May 20th, 2008, 12:45 AM
Hi, I've read elsewhere that an installation of a simple command-line system (from an alternate cd for example), followed by manual installation of the other components, say something like this:

sudo aptitude install xorg
sudo aptitude install metacity
sudo aptitude install gdm
sudo aptitude install gnome-terminal
sudo reboot
sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop

would lead to improved stability compared to an standard installation.
I can't figure out the reasons for that supposed 'improved stability', but have no arguments to discard it either. Anyone knows about it, or tried out that way?

May 20th, 2008, 12:52 AM
In some way, it would provide stability because it gives you more control/option on the installation process. Like choosing which module to install into the kernel, a choice of which boot loader you wanted to be installed (i.e:LILO/GRUB). In one way or the other, their isn't big difference on both.