[xubuntu-users] Minimal Xubuntu Install
zukeprime at gmail.com
Fri Oct 4 15:40:20 UTC 2013
There's a small issue when doing a minimal install via the procedures on
the website. With the Ubuntu mini and Ubuntu Server installation via
USB, the installer assigns the USB drive to sda and the primary hard
drive ends up being sdb.
With that, during the GRUB install, you'll probably get an error since
it can't install GRUB to sda (the USB dongle). Also, you'll find your
system drive has been assigned to sdb, which I'm sure causes all kinds
of future, unknown issues.
The easiest fix is installing from CD. For my netbook, I use a USB
CD/DVD drive, which self-identified as such from BIOS and allowed the
installer to assign my primary system drive to sda.
The USB installation method is obviously the easiest, but for a Xubuntu
mini install, save yourself the hassle and burn it to CD. I'm not Linux
savvy enough yet to manually fix GRUB or reassign sda/sdb designations
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