Is there a ubuntu server minimal installation? or is just 4gb/6gb base of installation without the packages, other feature installation?


There is the minimal CD: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD, only ~40 MB. This allows you to install a minimal system, and select different setups.

  • yes, i have tried it, but when i installed using the minimal iso after installation it says 4gb installation on the virtual hard disk.. i'm using hyper-v for virtualization.. i will try again.. – leetwiz Feb 8 '17 at 15:06
  • or it is just plane 4gb base installation? – leetwiz Feb 8 '17 at 15:31
  • 40 mb file turns into 4gb? – leetwiz Feb 8 '17 at 15:34
  • That the size of the harddisk is 4 GB, is something you choose when you allocate the virtual disk to the vm. Normally the installer will use wht are available. In a terminal, run 'df -h' and see how much of your disk is used for / (root) and other filesystems. – Soren A Feb 8 '17 at 20:44
  • is there a less installation of ubuntu server? like, without the packages and softwares? – leetwiz Feb 9 '17 at 9:58

Ubuntu Minimal results in the same files being installed on the drive as the standard installation; it simply downloads the files rather than including them in the ISO.

You may want to consider using lubuntu instead. It uses the same core system as standard Ubuntu, but stripped down and with a more lightweight desktop environment.

  • does it have the same bash with the ubuntu distros? – leetwiz Feb 8 '17 at 15:36
  • yes, it has the same shell environment is compatible with any program written for the Ubuntu environment – SamWN Feb 8 '17 at 15:46
  • it saids here that lubuntu is an operating system, not a server.. (FYI sorry i am a beginner, just getting started) – leetwiz Feb 8 '17 at 15:49
  • All servers use an operating system. The "server" version of an operating system simply means that it doesn't have a graphical interface (purely a shell interface). You can download the server version of Lubuntu here: help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Alternate_ISO – SamWN Feb 8 '17 at 15:52
  • okay i will try.. thank you for replying, i will let you know if it works ^_^ – leetwiz Feb 8 '17 at 15:56

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