I want to install 16.04 LTS. But it contains a lot of useless packages for me. I want a minimal version. Are there any distributions that are cropped? Or how to crop it?

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    Do you want Ubuntu Desktop (with a graphical desktop environment) or Ubuntu Server (with a text screen desktop environment) and remote access, for example via a webmin interface or ssh? In the first case, yes, there are Ubuntu community flavours with lighter desktop environments: Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie,Ubuntu MATE and Xubuntu. The Ubuntu mini.iso needs an internet connection during the installation. But maybe it will work for you to install from an Ubuntu Server iso file.
    – sudodus
    Mar 14 '19 at 8:44
  • @sudodus I do not need a graphical desktop environment and remote access, the command line interface is sufficient. Which distribution does this meet this requirement?
    – wzq
    Mar 14 '19 at 10:46
  • If you can use a wired connection, you can install from an Ubuntu mini.iso. Otherwise I would suggest that you install from an Ubuntu Server iso file, and install only the minimal system possible (avoid any 'extra' server packages). I would recommend that you install a version with long time support, 18.04.1 LTS.
    – sudodus
    Mar 14 '19 at 11:49
  • You find it at this link and I suggest the file ubuntu-18.04.1-server-amd64.iso or even better via the corresponding torrent file. You can find the 16.04.1 version via this link, ubuntu-16.04.1-server-amd64.iso
    – sudodus
    Mar 14 '19 at 12:00

I recently tried "Minimal Ubuntu" for Ubuntu v18.04 LTS on my System. It worked perfectly fine. If you wish to try the same for Ubuntu v16.04 LTS, the steps would remain almost the same. Refer the below weblinks for more details:

You can also refer to this web link: Minimal ISO Images

Hope these links help you out too.

  • 16.04 does not support Minimal Install. Minimal ISO Images need download resources from the web, My server cannot access the network during the installation process. I am confused about Minimal Ubuntu, can it be installed on server?
    – wzq
    Mar 14 '19 at 7:49
  • Please do not post answers depending on external links. Put the relevant part into your answer (or post the link as a comment to the question if you have enough reputation). See How to Answer for details.
    – Melebius
    Mar 14 '19 at 8:12
  • Apologies sir. I have deleted the comment. Will republish the relevant data. Mar 14 '19 at 8:13

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