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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Default text editor for Ubuntu Server 22.04 LTS minimal installation

Anyone know what is the default text editor for Ubuntu Server 22.04 LTS with minimal installation? I tried vim, nano, editor, gedit. none of the above is working. Cheers, S
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Removing cloud-init from Minimized Server marks important network packages for removal

I have tested removing cloud-init using this guide on Ubuntu Server 22.04 and Ubuntu Server 22.04 (minimized) installed with the default settings. Uninstalling cloud-init from full Ubuntu Server does ...
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Is there any modern-day replacement for the Ubuntu Mini ISO? [duplicate]

I'd like to use Ubuntu on my laptop, but as an experienced user, I would prefer to start off from a command line environment without removing all of the GNOME/GUI stuff. It seems that there used to be ...
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What is the best way to install a minimal Ubuntu?

I would like to know what is the best way to install a minimal Ubuntu setup similar to Arch. Now seeing that the mini.iso is gone is the Ubuntu Server a good option or something else? Thanks in ...
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Ubuntu Mini 20.04 doesn't give any sound [duplicate]

I have tried to get sound working on my ubuntu mini installation but it seems to be stuck at 0% or muted. I have a base system installation with Xorg and Openbox. On top of that, Firefox (to see if ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 ARM64 : minimal or how to "minimise" the default install?

It seems there isn't any minimal image for ARM64 architecture for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS; so how do you get/make a minimal version? I use the AWS Ubuntu 20.04 ARM image and when I compare my packer build ...
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FIrefox on Ubuntu Server displaying incorrect fonts

I've riced my Ubuntu Server using dwm and st, using LibreWolf as my web browser. It's a very minimal build, I installed the Roboto Mono font and the Linux Libertine and Biolinum fonts, and Ubuntu ...
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How do I remove sudo without removing ubuntu-minimal?

Basically I decided to use doas instead of sudo and I want to get rid of sudo because I have no use for it. However when i run 'apt remove sudo', it also wants to delete ubuntu-minumal. Is there a way ...
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Attempted Ubuntu Minimal via Ubuntu Server + GNOME: VM Barely Responsive

In a VMware Player virtual machine (VM) on a Windows 10 host, I followed a suggestion to achieve something like Ubuntu Minimal by installing Ubuntu Server 21.04 and then running a command to install ...
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Security-wise, is it safe to remove ubuntu-* packages

I have been cleaning up and organizing packages on my computer, and have discovered the various metapackages like ubuntu-standart and ubuntu-minimal. As they contained a lot of packcages I had no need ...
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Trying to update ubuntu-minimal on WSL2 running Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

When trying to update ubuntu-minimal I get the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and ...
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MinimalCD 32-Bit Ubuntu freezes

So Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" MinimalCD loads up till I see the screen "install now" and then it just freezes. Is the CD faulty? It's an older computer (it came with win vista, ...
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I can install Ubuntu Minimal with wifi?

I want to install Ubuntu Minimal in dualboot on my Ideapad S145, but I have no ethernet cable input. Because of this I would like to know if I can install Ubuntu Minimal using a Wi-Fi connection only.
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How to connect to internet during installation of Ubuntu Mini ISO in virtualbox?

I am using VirtualBox, and I am trying to install Unity as said in this link. I am able to install Ubuntu Mini, and get the tty. I am not able to proceed further, when I do sudo apt install ubuntu-...
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How to visualize Indic characters in Ubuntu minimum installation from base image?

I have set up an Ubuntu base image, and installed XFCE desktop. However, Indic characters in the filenames do not show up, some boxes are shown instead. How to fix this?
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What package adds user "ubuntu"

Probably dummy question, but I can't find answer myself. What package adds "ubuntu" user? While using Ubuntu LTS 20.04 docker image, mentioned user is not present. Which make sense, as image ...
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Difference between Ubuntu Base, Core, Minimal

Is there a simple explanation of the differences or use cases of the three versions mentioned? I need a secure digital system whith python support, internet access which only shows a browser. It ...
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Wireguard fails to build kernel module

Installed Wireguard on Ubuntu 18.04.5 Kernel is: uname -r 4.15.0 When I checked # dkms status wireguard, 1.0.20201112: added Trying to build Wireguard: dkms build wireguard/1.0.20200506 Gave the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 minimal say "Failed to install based"

I am trying to install both Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04. Both report an error during the installation: 18.04 ⇢ unstable network 20.04 ⇢ The base system installation into /target/ failed. Any ideas?
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How to connect Ubuntu 20.04 minimal instance to a L2TP vpn?

I am trying to connect an Ubuntu minimal instance to a VPN. I have installed network-manager-l2tp and have configured the connection as so: [connection] id=vpn uuid=7cb18238-9976-4836-8b7e-...
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How to convert a minimal installation to a normal installation?

I'm just dowloading Ubuntu and enter the Linux world for the first time :) In my installation I choose (minimal) instead of (normal), so I want to know what am I missing exactly? And how can I restore/...
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Error while building/running ubuntu-minimal image

I'm seeing below error while running ubuntu-docker image that I built using following Dockerfile. Need some advice what am I missing here: Dockerfile : FROM scratch ADD https://partner-images....
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Which ubuntu-minimal image can be used for Azure

I'm creating minimalistic ubuntu os image for Azure and in the Docker file I'm trying to pull the tar and build it from scratch ( "FROM scratch.."). I see there are various tar available ...
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My VPS provider offers only Ubuntu 18.04 minimal, but I need standard -- is there an easy upgrade path?

My VPS provider offers various Ubuntu server versions, but only the minimal ones, which I found out when I wasn't able to proceed due to missing package "acl". The provider added it for me, ...
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Is it possible to convert the system installed from ubuntu-20.10-live-server-amd64.iso to the mini.iso-like system?

I have just installed "minimal" system from the ubuntu-20.10-live-server-amd64.iso ISO. I'm doing this way because there is no mini.iso for 20.10. I see that this system is very big (4.6 Gb!)...
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Zathura i3 Ubuntu

So I have zathura installed on Ubuntu 18.04 with i3-wm. Zathura works all well but every time I close zathura using the Mod+Shift+Q and then open the PDF next time it always starts from the first page,...
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Where is the MinimalCd / mini.iso for Groovy Gorilla?

I have searched all of the internet for this and nothing is helpful. I want the option to select nothing in the software selection page. I need a command-line version of Ubuntu with a GUI. There is ...
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Formatting broken HDD and reinstalling Ubuntu

I bought Dell Inspiron N5010 in 2011. In 2018, I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on Windows 10. Since then, in Ubuntu, PC is heating up a lot and hence I used only Windows 10 all along. But in between I faced ...
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How to fix Microsoft ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server : SSL Provider ssl_choose_client_version:unsupported protocol

I have installed Sql Server 2019 Developer Edition and mssql-tools on my Ubuntu 20.04 minimal. I can connect to my localhost with no issue, but when I want to remote to another sql server: sqlcmd -S &...
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mini.iso on a USB flash drive does not boot!

I made a USB flash drive with Ubuntu minimal(mini.iso)...it didn't boot in UEFI mode. Then I used this guide to make it compatible with UEFI: https://www.onetransistor.eu/2015/12/install-ubuntu-...
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How to load Shell before loading desktop environment?

I have installed Ubuntu 20.4 minimal from its mini.iso image, after that I didn't choose a desktop environment, so I directly go to shell after booting. In my shell I installed budgie desktop ...
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Is there anything more minimal that Ubuntu minimal(mini.so)?

I just finished installing Ubuntu minimal(mini.iso) downloaded from here. After running apt-mark showmanual I notice that alot of packages come with the mini.iso ... Is there something more minimal ?
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How to do a minimal install of 20.04?

I'm wanting to do a minimal install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a VM I'm making. My original thought was to use either the network installer or the minimal CD, but both of those seem to be gone right now. ...
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How to install Ubuntu Base?

Is there a guide to install Ubuntu Base? Id like to set up Ubuntu Base 20.04 http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-base/releases/20.04/release/
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Grub installed in linux efi partition can't load Ubuntu generic linux

I have Arch linux and windows on a dual boot efi. Currently windows uefi partition is on dev/sda2, arch efi is in dev/sda5 with grub bootloader installed on it. Arch root is on dev/sdb1 with swap on ...
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Download Ubuntu Minimal ISO 20.04LTS?

Are there any plans to make the ISO available for this version? On the official page is not available...
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What are Window Managers, Desktop Managers, Desktop Environments, Login Managers? Which one do you need and Why? [duplicate]

What are Window Managers, Desktop Managers, Desktop Environments? Which one do you need and Why?
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Minimal virtual machine Ubuntu Server 18.04

I am installing Ubuntu Server 18.04, after the boot I press F4 but the only options I have are just: Normal Use driver update disc OEM install OEM install I miss: Install a minimum system Install a ...
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Firefox not autostarting

I have Ubuntu mini installed with the lubuntu core option (used Ubuntu 18.04-mini.iso). I don't have the rich Ubuntu interface. In order to make Firefox start automatically, added a line containing @...
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Ubuntu mini auto login

Installed Ubuntu mini (Ubuntu 18.04-mini.iso) and chose at the end Lubuntu mini package option. Next issued sudo apt-get install lubuntu-core in order to have a graphical interface. Want to have ...
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How to Install a Ubuntu DE without a current DE

I wanted to install xfce on my ubuntu minimal virtual machine I installed ubuntu minimal without a desktop and I have installed xfce4 but how do I enable it without using the login page. Any answers ...
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change boot text on ubuntu minimal

On Ubuntu 18.04.3 minimal terminal how do I change the boot up text at the login and after login. I want to change this: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS [hostname] tty1 and this: Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (...
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How to convert existing ubuntu installation into iso [ GUI ]

I reed this How to customize the Ubuntu Live CD? but it's so hard to go throw all these steps & I'm asking for GUI I have an installation of Ubuntu with a system size over 21 GB I need to ...
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How to upgrade a “minimal” install of 18.04 to Normal 18.04 Server

I've installed Ubuntu 18.04 minimal from Hetzner, but my script wont run on minimal to much missing packages libraries. How can i upgrade to normal 18.04 server with full packages options. Thank you.
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Are Ubuntu Server and Desktop configured/compiled differently?

I am considering to use Ubuntu Server for a very low-end x86_64 machine. I am wondering what's the difference, and found this: difference between ubuntu server, minimal, and desktop I still have a ...
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How to determine if the current Ubuntu installation is minimal?

I just want to determine whether my installed Ubuntu system is a minimal system or not. Is there any command thay can do this? I use an image from google cloud. Seems there is no dir called /var/log/...
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Add Desktop Environment to minimal install only cli? [duplicate]

I tried installing from a usb with a full image, but was having issues. So, I tried a minimal install and selected to include ubuntu desktop, but upon first boot it brought me to an extremely bare ...
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Add/change timezone on Ubuntu Minimal 18.04

I have an instance running Ubuntu Minimal 18.04 LTS on Google Cloud. I want to change the system timezone, but timedatectl list-timezones shows only UTC, so timedatectl set-timezone <timezone> ...
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WinToUsb linux version [duplicate]

So guys i want to install ubuntu. I have a laptop running windows 10 and i have aan empty external HDD that i want to install ubuntu to. i tried using ubuntu 18.04 LTS and minimal ubuntu 18.04 LTS but ...
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Ubuntu Minimal 18.04 Slowness

For the first time, I installed Ubuntu Minimal 18.04 and only installed i3wm + polybar as a graphical interface. I've been setting up my system for three days and learning along the way what I ...
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