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Re: [trinity-users] minimal installation via network (was: TDE installed, LXDE not...)

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:38:16 -0400
Robert Peters composed on 2015-03-30 14:11 (UTC+1000):

> Felix Miata wrote:

>> function on tty[1-6] in 80x25 mode (with no DE installed)? All my installs
>> are HTTP minimal from netboot[1], after which I apt-get update and apt-get
>> install mc', create /etc/apt/99local containing

>>         APT::Install-Recommends "0";
>>         APT::Install-Suggests "0";,

>> adjust sources if necessary or desired, then apt-get or aptitude install
>> whatever DM/DE I want or need. The installation result is lean, upgrades
>> quicker, and doesn't have a menu loaded with apps I've never used or wanted.

>> [1] included on installation cmdline: tasks="standard" vga=791 video=1024x768@60

> I like the idea of installing that way.  Can you point me to details
> on how to do it?

Not really. "Details" depend on distro, and whether using a boot.iso[1], or
starting directly from an already installed bootloader. "Included on
installation cmdline" text above was copied and pasted from a working Grub
Legacy stanza (out of menu.lst), but could be typed as cmdline appendage if
booting from burned media. My primary distro is openSUSE, but all my
installations are on multiboot systems. Various instructions can be found
e.g. on:

[1] such as mini.iso from
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