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Questions tagged [ubuntu-minimal]

Ubuntu Minimal is a small disk image for installing Ubuntu. It will get packages from the internet during installation. Not to be confused with the new "Minimal installation" option in the Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop installer (see tag "minimal-install").

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creating own unattended install image

I'm trying to make my own unattended install image based on 16.04 server-mini. Its working great so far. Only 1 step missing: On boot, the installer loads a installer boot menu: boot menu I changed ...
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ubuntu-minimal cannot mount usb as write or unmount as user

I am using a minimal install of ubuntu, not the de-minimal stuff... I am not sure if it is part of the problem but I don't really use a session manager other than the login shell from bash (same as ...
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running unity3d game on linux minimal

Problem: I created a unity game to work as an infotainment system for a car. Since the "game" will display on the dashboard of a car I want it to boot as fast as possible, with no greeter or reference ...
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Minimal Ubuntu, LTS?

According to wiki.ubuntu.com the LTS designation applies only to specific subsets of Ubuntu archive and the LTS may not apply to all flavours and remixes of Ubuntu. Can anyone tell me if the new ...
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What is the ubuntu-minimal package and do I need it?

I want to uninstall vim, and according to this answer that is done by uninstalling vim.tiny. But when I run apt remove vim.tiny apt also wants to remove ubuntu-minimal. What is ubuntu-minimal? Will ...
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ubuntu-minimal 18:04 how to login via ssh?

I am trying for the first time ubuntu-miniaml. I just did a setup, then I seen that sshd service is running. So i tried from another machine to login via ssh, using the standard user created from ...
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Gimp won't start: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “atk-bridge” [duplicate]

All out of a sudden, gimp refuses to start. The following messages are printed at the console: /snap/gimp/40/bin/desktop-launch: line 23: /home/mike/.config/user-dirs.dirs: Permission denied Warning: ...
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Is it possible to change the color depth in Ubuntu 18.04 Minimal/CLI?

Is it possible? I've been looking for almost a week, and I've found nothing that says it can or can't be done. If it's possible, how would I do it?
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Install minimal Ubuntu like AWS EC2

Is there any way I can install a minimal version of Ubuntu (GUI-less) so that it would closely resemble the Ubuntu set up you get when you get a standard AWS EC2 system? is there a better choice that ...
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Minimal 18.04 server with uefi boot

I am exploring options for a hardened server. I want uefi boot. I was wondering about taking the list of packages on the minimal instal and then removing all the packages on the full server that are ...
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pkexec deny my password

I am trying to fix an issue where pkexec deny my password on a minimal install from the mini-iso (started with only bash) is there an other root password I am not aware of ? because I only have one ...
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Installing ubuntu on Wyse C50LE with 1GB storage

I'm trying to instal a ligter vesion of ubuntu on a WyeC50LE thincient which has 1Gb RAM and 1Gb Flash storage. I choose ubuntu minimal of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" 31MB. And I'm having trouble ...
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reducing existing installation to minimal

I am renting a VPS with Ubuntu Server 16.04 preinstalled from an image. It however comes with a lot of unneeded packages, I wish they had offered Ubuntu Minimal (but they don't). So, I would like to ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Where can I find package lists to compare standard to minimal install? [duplicate]

I've been installing Ubuntu 18.04 and found out that there's this new option called Minimal Install. It says, "Web browser and basic utilities" will be installed, but I'm not given a specific list of ...
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How to install an up-to-date 18.04 server 32-bit?

Ubuntu 18.04 does not come with 32-bit standard ISO files. However, a minimal install ISO is available. I have some older machines on which I would like to install a server, so 32-bit is a ...
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Minimal installation details

Ubuntu 18.04 brings a new feature "minimal installation". I could not find any official documentation about which packages are not installing when we checked "minimal installation". Can you please ...
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Is this rendering because of VM, or do i need to install something else? unity, 18.04

In an attempt to avoid the gnome desktop completely, I installed Ubuntu from the minimal installer and installed Unity after with the command sudo apt install ubuntu-unity-desktop. This in VirtualBox. ...
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ifconfig missing after Ubuntu 18.04 install

I've just installed Ubuntu 18.04 and selected "minimal install". I then tried to run ifconfig in the terminal and got the following message -bash: ifconfig: command not found How come the net-tools ...
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How can I use my brightness control keys?

I'm recently trying ubuntu mini.iso with openbox wm and really enjoying it. But I can't control my brightness with special keys on my laptop. Before this I've tried Xubuntu and these keys were working ...
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Unattended install of Ubuntu 18.04 minimal desktop?

I've read a lot about the "minimal desktop" flavor that will be included in Ubuntu 18.04. What do I need to put it the preseed file to do an unattended install of it? I assume it's some variation ...
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mini startup with wireless connection

Will a mini start up able up wireless internet for downloads. no wired internet. Usb boot not working and need under 700mb for CD.
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Data remain on hard disk after dd command

After several experiments with Ubuntu mini, I have discovered something strange. When I want to start a new installation, I boot the system to the Ubuntu mini image, I let it continue to the language ...
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Xenial LTS 16.04 Minimal - Can not get console to show with messages during boot up

I have new install of Xenial LTS 16.04 minimal(mini.iso)...which I installed bare min. system(no desktop, etc). I would like boot messages.... a normal grub boot up with the console showing boot ...
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Xserver not starting on tty7

so I installed Ubuntu in a minimal install, it is going well until I installed the X server. instead of spawning in tty7 which is where it normally is... it spawn at tty2. this may not seams like a ...
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How to install Ubuntu with only the required driver for my hardware

With the Ubuntu minimal CD, I remember in the past that I was able to install Ubuntu with only the required drivers for my hardware, but I can't find it anymore. Did I was dreaming?
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Set static IP for Ubuntu mini 17.10

I am trying to configure ethernet, for my PC, with static IP/Gateway/Nameservers. I edited /etc/network/interfaces, /etc/systemd/network/*.network, /etc/netplan/*.yaml but none of these files give ...
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pulseaudio not working in ubuntu mini 2017.10

I installed deepin desktop on Ubuntu 17.10 minimal but it has no sound. I check journalctl and I saw this red line : daemon.go:67: Failed to connect pulseaudio server#012 -> module.go:62#012 -...
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Packages installed by mini.iso Ubuntu image [duplicate]

I would like to get some information about mini.iso Ubuntu images mentioned in this link: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD What are the packages that this image installs by ...
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How to boot using splash / quiet after a Minimal installation with no selected packages

After installing Ubuntu 17.10 using the minimial ISO and following this guide, I am presented with a blank screen on boot. There are several filed bugs related to this issue: https://bugs.launchpad....
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Difference between 'Ubuntu netboot + Xubuntu Minimal (from taskel) and 'Xubuntu'

I'm trying to figure out the difference between the following two installations: Ubuntu Netboot with "Xubuntu Minimal" from tasksel Xubuntu I'm aware that Netboot with 'Xubuntu Minimal' is trimmed ...
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on UEFI install, how to do Minimal, Minimal Virtual Machine, Expert install?

On regular server installation boot screen, one can press F4 to enable Minimal or Minimal Virtual Machine options, and there is also an Expert install option. However, on a UEFI install boot screen, ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu with minimal installation

Currently I have a computer with a Windows partion and an Ubuntu installation. Something weird happened with my original Ubuntu instllation. It came with Kubuntu, and Gnome Shell and Unity. I want ...
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Only desktop background is showing after minimal install with xfce

So, I did a minimal install using minimal iso, and install xfce in it by doing the following. sudo apt-get install xfce4 Also, I install lightdm sudo apt-get install lightdm I then reboot the ...
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Need an Ubuntu Server image with the minimum possible kernel and packages

I need to build an Ubuntu (16.04 at the moment) base server image for deployment for compliance. We do not want things like... any added libraries (like python, perl) apt/aptitude/etc (we'll use ...
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Run IceWM in Ubuntu minimal installation?

I am building a custom Ubuntu distro to suit the needs of an aging Dell Latitude (XP era). I want the end result to be similar to the AntiX distro, but with all the added benefits of Ubuntu. I did a ...
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Complicated Minimal Ubuntu Question - i3, GLX, OpenGL, Gnome, and X

I realize that I am not supposed to ask tech support questions here, at least when others ask it gets blasted. But I have a very Ubuntu specific question. Please don't judge me too hard. I'm a big ...
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can't connect to wifi network with Odroid c0 with minimal Ubuntu 16.04

I want to connect to a wifi where a /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf is suggested: ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant ctrl_interface_group=0 ap_scan=1 network={ ssid="####" proto=...
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How do I stop Pinguy Builder 4.X from installing gnome and gdm?

After building a JWM and Ubuntu based OS I encountered the problem that PinguyBuilder installs Gnome when running the dist option. I do not want this. Thanks in advance, James P.S. This may not be ...
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How to include Wi-Fi firmware on Ubuntu Minimal Install USB

How can I include this driver on the USB? I used the command: sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer Documentation from Ubuntu Help. Downloaded the mini.iso from Ubuntu and used "Startup Disk ...
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Not able to download anything from ubuntu terminal

I am new to Ubuntu and not well versed with its functioning. I was trying to upgrade my git version and a few other things but I am constantly getting an error as shown in the image below due to some ...
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GNU GRUB I can't access bios [duplicate]

Please help me. I have a big problem when I try to turn on PC I receive this message: GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.6 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.For the first word,TAB lists ...
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ubuntu server minimal installation? [duplicate]

Is there a ubuntu server minimal installation? or is just 4gb/6gb base of installation without the packages, other feature installation?
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Ubuntu minimal + ubuntu-desktop (no recomends) + what else for a good experience? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu minimal recently since I wanted a clean system, along with ubuntu-desktop without the recommended packagages. However, the unity experience is a bit a little bit raw -- stuff like ...
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“Network autoconfiguration failed” on 16.04 minimal install

History first: Approximately a year ago, I'd successfully installed 14.04 minimal no issues. A couple days ago I installed 16.10 minimal, but had issues completely unrelated to networking. ...
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Install pre-installed packages

I have a minimal install of Ubuntu on my desktop, and I would like to move to a normal install of Ubuntu (install ubuntu pre-installed packages all at once). Is it possible to install everything on a ...
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Install ubuntu minimal desktop and configure basic commands [closed]

I want to install very minimal version of ubuntu on my pc, which understand my input output devices (keyboard, mouse, microphone, speaker) and basic ubuntu commends (e.g. apt-get) but no extra things ...
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Gnu grub stuck boot ubuntu

I deleted my ubuntu partition because I wanted to factory reset my laptop. Now I am stuck on the gnu grub version2.02 . May someone please assist me how to boot or skip this gnu grub. I have tried ...
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minimal install crashes DE with nvidia 970 ubuntu 16.10

very new to Linux here. I want to do a minimal install of Ubuntu with Unity as the DE. With 16.04 I had no issues, but with 16.10 something just doesn't work. I was hoping someone could tell me what I'...
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Missing Operating System on USB drive [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the minimal Ubuntu installation on a USB drive (complete install, not a live boot). After installation, however, when I try to boot from the USB, I get "Missing operating system"...
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Qualcomm Atheros - Slow/Not connecting on Ubuntu, but works in Win 10

I have a Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 network driver. I am having very slow Wifi on my Linux OS but it works fine on Windows 10. When I use an ethernet cable everything works, but WiFi is slow and ...