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I'm just looking to install Ubuntu 11.10 + DE (Unity and it's dependencies). All the other extra packages such as firefox/thunderbird/video player/etc and any other package that is not a dependency of a core package I don't want to install.

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closed as too localized by Bruno Pereira Mar 7 '12 at 20:04

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It was Ubuntu Mini actually not bad – Uri Herrera Nov 30 '11 at 9:23
You have two options command line install of ubuntu alternate iso which lets you choose package for installation or minimalcd I guess. – sagarchalise Nov 30 '11 at 9:28
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What you want to do does not make much sense. Ubuntu is generated from a debian fork and aimed to became a desktop friendly distribution with a specific behaviour, Ubuntu is also a brand and the latest trand is pushing this way much more than ever. Technically speaking, in my experience, removing packages from a standard Ubuntu installation can only generate problems, Ubuntu it's not designed to be "modular", it's simply not its goal.

I suggest to do a basic installation of a Debian and install Unity from the source.

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I think it makes perfect sense. I don't use many of the packages installed by default hence I don't want them in the first place but I do like Ubuntu, and I do want to have the choice of what software to be install. How does this make it a less desktop friendly distribution ? – Guest001 Nov 30 '11 at 9:18
I do not use many of the utility included with Windows 7 but i must install them anyway everytime i want to setup a pc with my copy of Windows. What doesn't make sense is not about your needs, it's what you want to do. – Micro Nov 30 '11 at 9:22
Ok.. Ubuntu mini ISO does what you want!.. it's only the Ubuntu core nothing more nothing less, then you can proceed and install whatever you want. – Uri Herrera Nov 30 '11 at 9:22
@Micro what does Windows 7 have to do with our discussion ? – Guest001 Nov 30 '11 at 10:33
it's an example ... – Micro Nov 30 '11 at 10:33

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