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Re: Minimal Install issue in Wiki


This is a quick summarise of the different type of installation,
up-to-date with 11.10 :

By using desktop ISO : Installation done using Ubiquity + a live
session, by copying the image of the CD into the system. It's the
recommend way for testing and installing Lubuntu. Note that using the
live session or the "Install only" mode will do teh same result, just
using less memory.

By using alternate ISO : Installation using debian installer type. No
live session available. Design to install Lubuntu on everything,
especially if the Ubiquity or the live session is not supported. You can
do the same with the command line, by using "sudo apt-get install
lubuntu-desktop", on a minimum Ubuntu installation (see

Minimal installation : Only on a command line system, just install the
lubuntu-core by doing "sudo apt-get install lubuntu-core". It should
install only core components of Lubuntu + the artwork. I would suggest
to also install lxdm or lightdm to have a graphical login manager.

As you can see, the --no-install-recommends is not necessary since
11.10. It can be used for people who wants minimal depends, but you have
to be carefull, because sometimes some recommended packages are very
useful, and so not installed if you use --no-install-recommends. I don't
think we need other type of installation, unless I miss a use case :)

Julien Lavergne

Le 12/28/2011 07:28 AM, Phill Whiteside a écrit :
> Hi Hùng,
> an apology from me.
> We will get it updated to the alternate ISO. As we got full adoption,
> the builds and releases of Lubuntu having both the approved system and
> our older not fully approved builds.
> I do thank you for bringing this to our attention, we are a small team
> & can miss things.
> @ Julien & PCMan .... an older FAQ, can it be up dated, or simply
> point to a more recent area.
> @ A J await until you are better & add it to the thread on the forum.
> Regards,
> Phill.
> On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 3:46 AM, Hùng Trần <nguyentieuhau@xxxxxxxxx
> <mailto: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.
>     Regards,
>     TRẦN Duy Hùng
>     http://www.nguyentieuhau.com/
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