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Re: minimal installation

Dan Norton composed on 2018-05-07 18:04 (UTC-0400):

> On Mon, 7 May 2018 10:42:17 -0400 Felix Miata  wrote:

>> IME, virtually any distro's installation media when its presence
>> first appears on screen allows for some method of appending
>> parameters to the kernel cmdline....

> That "kernel cmdline" phrase is a point of confusion.

It shouldn't be. The kernel cmdline is the starting element of every Linux boot.
The kernel may go by various names in different environments and distros, but
it's still the Linux kernel that originates from the kernel.org project whether
named linux or vmlinuz-numericalgobbledegook or some random string (here, every
most recently installed kernel prior to first use acquires two symlinks:
/boot/vmlinuz, and /boot/vmlinuz-cur).

> By editing
> the "Install" item in the netinst menu, I can change:

>   linux   /install.amd/vmlinuz vga=788 --- quiet

> ...to this, all on one line:

>   linux   /install.amd/vmlinuz vga=788 --- tasks=standard
>   base-installer/install-recommends=false

> Is that going to result in a minimum installation?

Other than the .amd part, it's what happens here. It should for you too. :-)

A n00b might rather leave off base-installer/install-recommends=false. I don't
think I've ever tried it that way. I'd be leery of something from Gnome getting
installed. ;-)
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