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MX18 Continuum (Minimal) Release

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Re: MX18 Continuum (Minimal) Release

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Post by manyroads » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:37 pm

Thanks to @skidoo the iso is down to abut 870MB. WooHoo!
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Re: MX18 Continuum (Minimal) Release

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Post by Richard » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:30 pm

Better and better! :)
LT: MX18.3: Thinkpad T430: DualCore, Intel i5-3320M, Ivy Bridge; 8GB RAM; 4.19.0-5-amd64; 119GB SSD 840PRO, Intel Graphics-Audio-Network

NB: antiX19b2full-xfce; MX18.3: AsusTek EeePC 1005HA: Intel DualCore Atom N270, 1GB RAM, 4.19.0-1-686, 150GB HDD

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Re: MX18 Continuum (Minimal) Release

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Post by anticapitalista » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:07 am

Richard wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:30 pm
Better and better! :)
Not for non-US users it isn't since the F2 language selection is now redundant and user MUST boot into US English.
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Re: MX18 Continuum (Minimal) Release

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Post by Richard » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:17 am

Ah, well, that's what testing is for.

I know MX-Live-USB-Maker & Live-USB-Maker have to be added back in.
Of what is the F2 Lang selection a dependency?
LT: MX18.3: Thinkpad T430: DualCore, Intel i5-3320M, Ivy Bridge; 8GB RAM; 4.19.0-5-amd64; 119GB SSD 840PRO, Intel Graphics-Audio-Network

NB: antiX19b2full-xfce; MX18.3: AsusTek EeePC 1005HA: Intel DualCore Atom N270, 1GB RAM, 4.19.0-1-686, 150GB HDD

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Re: MX18 Continuum (Minimal) Release

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Post by Ghost67 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:19 am

Many thanks for this stripped down build @manyroads :happy: I have been toying with the idea of a personal multimedia rebuild myself since Continuum was released and your barebones iso is a fantastic starting point for me.
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Re: MX18 Continuum (Minimal) Release

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Post by baldyeti » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:29 am

Isn't there a risk for a system installed from such a tailored respin to be slightly inconsistent ? I mean, apt would think some packages are (fully) installed even though some of their files have been removed or purged ...

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Re: MX18 Continuum (Minimal) Release

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Post by anticapitalista » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:49 am

F2 sets the locales and keyboard. I tried Greek, and correctly get a Greek keyboard layout, but all menus and apps are in English.

Purging all the locales (except us_EN is the cause)
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Re: MX18 Continuum (Minimal) Release

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Post by Richard » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:02 am

OK.
I'm only using the scripts on 32 bit, not the iso-x64 so hadn't noticed that.
I'll check it out.
NOTE: I still have EN & ES, so it's only on the ISOx64.

I'm going to make a clean install of MX18-386 with locales to apply the script before doing a snapshot.
There are some apps that I feel are basic but then that's what makes the differences
between core, base and full. :)
LT: MX18.3: Thinkpad T430: DualCore, Intel i5-3320M, Ivy Bridge; 8GB RAM; 4.19.0-5-amd64; 119GB SSD 840PRO, Intel Graphics-Audio-Network

NB: antiX19b2full-xfce; MX18.3: AsusTek EeePC 1005HA: Intel DualCore Atom N270, 1GB RAM, 4.19.0-1-686, 150GB HDD

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Re: MX18 Continuum (Minimal) Release

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Post by manyroads » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:08 am

I am happy to add the "critical" locales... the locales were removed manually using MX Tools and are easy enough to add back. However, the locales that are included do consume a 'lot of space'. The question, I suppose is, which languages are essential to the minimal install.

Clearly US English is not, and ought not be, the only language. :lipsrsealed:

Is there a way a smart person could 'down the road' create a script that allows an installer to select the language and load the appropriate localess for their situation? :bagoverhead:
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Re: MX18 Continuum (Minimal) Release

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Post by Richard » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:20 pm

Yes, they do fill up lots of space.

The langs liste in /etc/skel of MX-18-x.
I'll check. I just got re-downloaded MX-18-386.iso since I had erased it from the SSD
thinking I had another copy or that I wouldn't need it since I have my first configured snapshot. :)
LT: MX18.3: Thinkpad T430: DualCore, Intel i5-3320M, Ivy Bridge; 8GB RAM; 4.19.0-5-amd64; 119GB SSD 840PRO, Intel Graphics-Audio-Network

NB: antiX19b2full-xfce; MX18.3: AsusTek EeePC 1005HA: Intel DualCore Atom N270, 1GB RAM, 4.19.0-1-686, 150GB HDD

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