Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am new to Ubuntu (or Linux). I have just started to get acquainted with Fedora and now I want to switch to Ubuntu. I was wondering if I install via DVD, will all the packages (including developmental tools) get installed or is there any way to select certain packages?

I want to select a list of tools to install rather than install them one by one.

share|improve this question

What you are trying to do is possible in two ways, and I'll give you the most straightforward way.

  • First, make a LiveCD/DVD
  • Secondly, boot the LiveCD/DVD
  • Before running the installation, install an programs you want to be included in your actual installation (if it is a large set of programs, you need to have a substantial amount of RAM, because the LiveCD/DVD uses the RAM as a "drive" for storing information.
  • Once you have installed all that you want, install the system as usual using the Ubuntu installer.

You should now have a preconfigured system with all the software you want.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.