# Ubuntu – How to install minimal but functional MATE DE from network boot mini.iso

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Let's consider that we have downloaded network boot mini.iso (real Ubuntu version does not matter, but LTS is better).

How should I install minimal but functional MATE Desktop Environment from it?

• You have two options here:

• Select Ubuntu MATE minimal desktop on package/task selection page.
• Install minimal system and then install all needed packages with tasksel:

sudo tasksel install ubuntu-mate-core


The resulting system will be small (about 4 Gb), but functional.
2. if you are interested in installing the full MATE DE - it is installable from other task package named ubuntu-mate-desktop^ - see my other answer.
3. do not use tasksel to remove packages from the system (see this post for details)!