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    Obtaining absolute minimum xubuntu installation

    I desire to obtain a minimal xubuntu installation. I thought this morning to start with the minimum Ubuntu Server installation, then added xubuntu-desktop.

    Unfortunately doing so installed all of the "suggested / recommended" packages which xubuntu-desktop thought helpful.

    Is there a way to specifically take xubuntu-desktop and only its requirements to work, not all of the suggested / optional packages?
    Michael Lueck

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    Re: Obtaining absolute minimum xubuntu installation

    One way is from the mini-iso and install only XFCE
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    sudo apt-get install xfce4
    and then manually add whatever you want.

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    Re: Obtaining absolute minimum xubuntu installation

    Try:
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    sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends xubuntu-desktop

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    Re: Obtaining absolute minimum xubuntu installation

    Another way is

    Code:
    sudo apt-getinstall --no-install-recommends xubuntu-desktop
    See
    Code:
    man apt-get
    Last edited by sudodus; January 28th, 2014 at 04:01 PM. Reason: ninja'd ;-)

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    Re: Obtaining absolute minimum xubuntu installation

    Thank you for pointing out --no-install-recommends switch to apt-get. That sounds like what I was seeking.

    Now, is there another method to arrive at a text install of Ubuntu other than using the server install? I am pulling down the Ubuntu Alternate image right now to see if that allows for a small footprint text only install. With a thin Ubuntu, then I will add the xubuntu-desktop via the suggested syntax.

    Thank you all again.
    Michael Lueck

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    Re: Obtaining absolute minimum xubuntu installation

    The minimal ISO is what you are looking for.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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    Re: Obtaining absolute minimum xubuntu installation

    Quote Originally Posted by mdlueck View Post
    Thank you for pointing out --no-install-recommends switch to apt-get. That sounds like what I was seeking.

    Now, is there another method to arrive at a text install of Ubuntu other than using the server install? I am pulling down the Ubuntu Alternate image right now to see if that allows for a small footprint text only install. With a thin Ubuntu, then I will add the xubuntu-desktop via the suggested syntax.

    Thank you all again.
    See post #2. You can also install the One Button Installer - text itself. It is a small text only install.

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    Re: Obtaining absolute minimum xubuntu installation

    Aaahhh, minimal is where they hide the functionality, not in the alternate ISO. Thank you so much. I got the minimal text only Ubuntu install completed, chose the virtual kernel since I was installing in a VirtualBox environment, then added the xubuntu-desktop without all of the needless extras. Boots up nice and quickly. Thank you all for your assistance.
    Michael Lueck

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    Re: Obtaining absolute minimum xubuntu installation

    Good, please mark the thread 'solved'.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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