How to do a Minimum Install of Ubuntu 10.10 Oneiric

Download the Alternate install of Ubuntu Desktop 11.10 to a CD. Then start the system with that CD, select F4 for modes, and select command line install then proceed with the install and answer all the questions (do a normal install with that CD).  It won’t install any graphical stuff even though you think it will.

  • $sudo apt-get update
  • $sudo apt-get upgrade

Now choose option 1 or option 2 but not both (I like xvt better than mrxvt):

  1. $sudo aptitude -y install xserver-xorg-core xinit menu menu-xdg jwm fluxbox alsa-utils mrxvt gdebi-core synaptic logrotate localepurge
  2. $sudo apt-get install xorg xterm wdm icewm menu epiphany-browser –no-install-recommends

now you can do ‘sudo service wdm start’ or ‘sudo service gdm start’ or ‘startx’

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Former web developer, guitar player, started Piano 2012 -yes still doing it! Recovery, sobriety, mental health advocate.
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