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"Stripping" Ubuntu [SOLVED]

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Hello, here is my goal; To take a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10, and strip everything I can out of it safely. So I end up with an install with nothing but what the OS needs to function properly, and the new GNOME Shell desktop. Is this possible to do safely and is there any easier ways then manually stripping all of the programs and applications from the OS? All advice and answers are appreciated and I thank everyone in advance!
Edited by DaemonTsukiyama - 2/22/12 at 7:36pm
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http://www.debian.org/

Ubuntu's base. Have fun.
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yeh i was going to say you dont want to use ubuntu then. there are 9 million better ways to take that project. arch by default will give you what you want,but it's slightly different than ubuntu/debian.. however 90% the same
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Thank you, I have tried debain once before however I was much newer to Linux back then so giving it another shot might prove useful. I will also take a look at Arch Linux, thank you both!
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debian net install, once it's installed use a wired connection and it's as simple as:

sudo (or be in root) apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop

Wait for that to finish, reboot (or start kdm/X) and your done!

You can really do that with any of the desktops....

apt-get install xfce4 (or just xfce, unsure)

apt-get install lxde

It will handle ALL dependencies and set the system up so that package can run. It is one of the reasons I so love Debian, it handles everything and has the option to build it minimally.

[edit] You have to have wired or WEP/unencrypted wireless for a net install. While there are ways to use WIP-TPK and stuff it's just easier not going through all those steps (it's a pain). I just use wired anyways, much faster ect...

I forgot, again! lol Once you have the base net install setup you can easily download/install wireless tools and just edit the configs manually. It's really not hard at all but I still suggest wired and just install synaptic or some other GUI for apt. aptitude is good but I'd still rather have a full GUI, I think it's easier to navigate and search. I personally say synaptic but there is the software center in there from Ubuntu but built just for Debian.
Edited by mushroomboy - 2/22/12 at 10:18pm
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