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Re: minimal installation




On Mon, 7 May 2018 18:24:04 -0400
Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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. ;-)

Yeah, that would be at cross purposes, wouldn't it?