[SOLVED] Custom install

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Vic3198
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[SOLVED] Custom install

Post by Vic3198 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:47 am

Hi,
I'm trying to install LMDE on an EeePC (which has as very small 4gb disk). I managed to do it years ago with LMDE1 on a similar laptop, but it was a little tricky.

Now, I want to do it again but, as I can't find the LMDE1 ISO anymore, I tried with LMDE3, which is a bit larger, and doesn't fit.

As it installs many softwares that I found useless for my usage (LibreOffice, ...), and locales and languages that I don't talk, is there a way to get the live installer not to install those programs and locales, which take a lot of disk space?
Thus, the OS could fit in my disk and complete installation properly.

Thanks,

Vic
Last edited by Vic3198 on Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Custom install

Post by Frederick Turner » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:02 pm

Why don't you choose a distro with a smaller footprint. there are many available that allow a minimal installation version that probably is just right for you.
Linux Mint 17.2 64-bit Cinnamon

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Re: Custom install

Post by Vic3198 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:06 am

Thanks for your answer.

In fact, I reallly wanted Linux Mint as it's well finished, with good graphics and all.
Finally, I managed to install it yesterday, simply by putting /home and /usr on a different disk (the EeePC has a card slot, so I took a fast SD card, and splitted it in 2 partitions).

Thanks,

Vic

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Re: Custom install

Post by Moem » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:11 pm

That's a great solution! And now you get to mark your first thread as solved. My signature will tell you how. Thanks! :)
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Re: Custom install

Post by sdibaja » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:53 pm

Vic3198 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:06 am
Thanks for your answer.

In fact, I reallly wanted Linux Mint as it's well finished, with good graphics and all.
Finally, I managed to install it yesterday, simply by putting /home and /usr on a different disk (the EeePC has a card slot, so I took a fast SD card, and splitted it in 2 partitions).

Thanks,

Vic
SD card for /home
brilliant!

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