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Re: Minimal Install issue in Wiki


On 28/12/11 07:01, Jared Norris wrote:
On 28 December 2011 13:46, Hùng Trần<nguyentieuhau@xxxxxxxxx>  wrote:
Hi all,

I just checked our Minimal Install guide
at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/DocumentationHelp/MinimalInstall.

I don't know why we use "sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends
lubuntu-desktop" command to install Lubuntu. With "--no-install-recommends"
we only have Lubuntu with PCManFM, Leafpad, LXTerminal, Synaptic, Update
Manager and Preferred Applications.

As I understand, Minimal Install is for people who want to get a full
Lubuntu desktop by installing via a Ubuntu minimal CD or USB because they
can't use Ubiquity.
Using "--no-install-recommends" could make newbie confused when their
desktops almost have nothing.

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My understanding is different although I don't know which of us is
correct. For mine if all you're trying to do is avoid Ubiquity then
why not just use the alternate installer? To me the minimal
installation is just that, the bare minimum. From what I understand
the minimum install is aimed at REALLY low end computers or people not
wanting to download lots of data over the internet. If you have a
really low end computer you only want the bare minimum, if you don't
want to download large ISOs why would you want to download all the
other stuff anyway?

I'm happy to be proved wrong but I just have a different understanding
and hoping to clear the issue for both our sakes.

I used the alternate to install to an old laptop 1.3 GHz Celeron M & 256 Mb RAM (since upgraded). Ubiquity kept crashing & the alternate worked just fine. It gave me a full Lubuntu install.

Today I have used the Mini iso to install to a Compaq TC1000 Tablet with a 1GHz Transmeta Crusoe CPU & 256 Mb RAM (possibly 512,it's a bit unclear). No, I don't know what a Crusoe CPU is either. For the tablet I want the ABSOLUTE MINIMUM of 'stuff' on there & I'll try to build something half workable from there. All I have at the moment is a browser, window manager & synaptic, pretty much. I'm going to start on wireless tomorrow.

I never thought I'd see the day I'd be doing this kind of thing, you guys have inspired me to be brave :)

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