Ubuntu – Ubuntu minimal and must have packages

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I am planning on installing Ubuntu from the minimal CD image so that I can install what I want to.

Any suggestions for must have packages that I should be installing? Like for example GNOME is one. I am looking for personal experiences.

Should GNOME be enough to get me up and running?

Best Answer

  • The minimal cd image is a misnomer. It does not mean it installs a minimal Ubuntu system; it means it is the smallest image you can download. This is so because it does not have packages on it. It only boots up and downloads everything over the network. It should be called the net install image, rather than minimal.

    If you want more control over what packages are installed, use the alternate cd with the text mode installer.