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Old 12-16-2014, 02:14 PM   #1
sjahed
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Building a Custom Debian ISO


Hey,

I want to install debain on my laptop, but I don't want to install the desktop manager. I want only a window manager on it. I also don't want the system to have any graphical login page. I thought about building a custom debian with simple-cdd, but since i don't know the exact name of packages to put on the custom iso, i coudln't do it.
Now my question is: should i build a custom iso(if yes, how?) or should I install debian and customize it after that? if I choose the later solution, which packages do i have to remove so that I don't have any graphical login, desktop manager.

thanks,
 
Old 12-16-2014, 09:22 PM   #2
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While installing debian choose install from console and then don't install gui packages.
Like Xorg, GTK+, GDM, Gnome, KDE and ...
 
Old 12-16-2014, 09:29 PM   #3
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Get the netinstall version, and install whatever you like. It fits on a 256MB flash drive with room to spare. You just need an internet connection, and it finds whatever you have easily.
 
Old 12-18-2014, 07:26 PM   #4
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Done

Yup, I chose the netins option and added the packages on top of that. But there are a lot of packages missing.
 
Old 12-18-2014, 11:11 PM   #5
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Quote:
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Yup, I chose the netins option and added the packages on top of that. But there are a lot of packages missing.
After minimal installation, you can install required packages with synaptic.
 
  


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