Debian Minimal Install
January 28, 2009 1 Comment
I like to do a minimal install of Debian and then only add the packages I need. I took the Lenny RC1 net install CD and installed from it. When the installer prompts to install software, I uncheck Desktop Envrionment and also the Standard System. This way only the very base system is installed. After installation, I usually run the following commands as root user:
aptitude install sudo vim
update-alternatives --config editor [I choose vim.basic as my editor of choice]
visudo [add my first user — other than root — to the sudoers file]
After this I am ready to use my regular user, using
sudo if required. Now I install packages as and when required.