Hi there.I'm trying to install 6.3 i386 with the interactive installer using the hard disk method, but I'm only getting the option for minimal install. Based on a bunch of re... [by AlecIs]
I would like to set up a minimal environment with apt-get then selectively install packages one at a time.
My understanding is that this is basically what the Debian installer does. Is this understanding accurate? If so, is it possible to have the installer (or some other program the installer uses) install only the bare minimum necessary to run apt-get?
I'm attempting to install 12.04 LTS Desktop on an old (circa 2005) Sony laptop computer (Pentium III, 512MB RAM, 120GB HDD, Intel 1400x1050 video, wired ethernet connection to internet) that doesn't support booting from USB nor from burned DVDs (only from burned CDs or DVD-ROMs). The full 12.04 Desktop ISO image is too big to burn to a CD-R, and a DVD-R is not an option.
I have installed squeeze 6.0.0 as a base install from: Network install from a minimal CD.
Debian -- Network install from a minimal CD
i do see a lot of information on the various #apt commands , yet is is all garble goop as far as trying to make sense of where to begin at to install commands/programs.
I use CentOS as a host for VMWare virtual machines. I like the CentOS install to be as minimal as possible. However, if I try to remove stuff I don't want at the install stage, the install inv... [by nikkilocke]
I've been using Fedora off and on for a while now, but I've never tried a minimal installation before. I used the DVD, selected minimal, created a user, installed Xorg and Xfce and lightdm but lightdm doesn't start at boot. How can I get it to? I've done minimal installs a bunch of times on Arch Linux, but unlike Arch there isn't a whole lot of documentation or guides for Fedora.