Installing a minimal version of Ubuntu does not have the usual folders of Documents, Downloads, etc. in Home. Is there a way to have them just as it is in regular installs?
It's odd that you don't have those folders... they're not taking up much space on the CD. Do you have these folders when you make a new user?
To put them back, create the folders with the right names, then go
Edit the directories by adding or changing the directories to suite, for example: