I'm just about to get a new tower server which I'm going to put ubuntu server on.
The problem is the server doesn't have an optical drive. - I could take one out of an old machine I have, but it may be easier to install from a USB disk? (the server has 7 USB ports)...
The other problem is the memory stick I have on me is only 520 MB. So, my problem comes down to cutting the 700 MB or so ubuntu server install down to 520.
Is it possible to create a custom install disk with just the stuff you need?
For example, I only need the following of the major packages
- Open SSH Server
I don't need for example
- Print Server
- SMB server
- Any of the other options
Also, the only language / keyboard setup I need is English (UK).
If it is possible to make a custom install:
- Would removing all other languages except english, and removing all the packages I don't need (not SSH/LAMP), be enough to cut the install down to 520 MB?
Thanks for any advice - I'm a bit of an ubuntu noob and have only used the server/desktop once before. If it is important - the system I'll be making the bootable disk on is a Mac.