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I have the NetBoot/Minimal installer currently booted on my system, and I'm in the "Software Selection" screen. Is there a way to install the CLI with access to the $DISPLAY variable? I've read something about X server, but I'm not sure what this is.

NOTE: for anyone wondering, I do not understand the concept at all, I'm still new to all this Ubuntu stuff.

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  • What are your intentions with the DISPLAY variable? I am not getting beyond the idea you are not understanding the concept. "Is there an Ubuntu CLI only installation with GUI/$DISPLAY support?" When you have a GUI that does not mean you can not have a CLI system. All this means you do not boot into the desktop. That is a setting, it is the config of each version that is slightly different but all have the same packages available. When you have a system with lightdm desktop sudo systemctl disable lightdm.service will disable booting into it and you will end up with a normal login prompt. – Rinzwind Jul 20 '18 at 11:28
  • @Rinzwind you are correct in thinking that I do not understand the concept. That's what I've been trying to figure out for the past few days. XD – JacobTDC Jul 20 '18 at 12:22
  • @sudodus I wish I knew that before I formatted the hard drive... XD – JacobTDC Jul 20 '18 at 15:32
  • Now you know. Good luck :-) – sudodus Jul 20 '18 at 15:56

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