[ubuntu] Custom selection of individual/group packages before install possible?

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Is it possible to select package groups, individual packages, or a combination of the two during an install? Fedora has those options of customizing software selection in a simple GUI which I find easy to follow. I did not see anything like it with Ubuntu install from a LiveCD. It seems that I have no choice but to install everything given to me with this 12.04 version of Ubuntu and then remove software via "Ubuntu Software Center" once system is installed. The software presented to me as options for removal is what Ubuntu allows me to remove and is a limited selection at best in my (Hardware)