Ubuntu – How to install Ubuntu 18 without the GUI

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I would like to install Ubuntu without the GUI so that it's all command/text based?

Best Answer

Generally this is done with:

  • The mini ISO (scroll down for ISO files), which fits even on CDs but which requires an Internet connection which will download hundreds of megabytes or several gigabytes of data while installing. Make sure, when the software selection screen comes up, to not choose any desktops.
  • The Ubuntu Server ISO, which needs a DVD or a 1 GB USB drive and doesn't require an Internet connection while installing.