I'm currently setting up a home server using a very, very old PC. It has Ubuntu 11.10 installed on it, but it can't actually handle the GUI. I want to install the server edition of Ubuntu, which is command line only, but have no idea how to do so. What can I do?
I think that an easy way is with
It will show a simple gui-cli that lets you to choose what you want by a simple check/uncheck (for eg. uncheck "Ubuntu desktop" and also check "Basic Ubuntu server" and "LAMP server".
There's no difference between a server and desktop distribution , just involving different packages.
The two things you should do was:
Actually, if you just have problem with running the GUI there's no need to install another distribution, simply modify the startup sequence to prevent the graphical interface from coming up and work from the command line as you desire.
I don't have access to a system right now, but I believe the script you'll need will be found in the
I just found this: Starting Ubuntu without the GUI
There's also this: Possible to install ubuntu-desktop and then boot to no GUI
The point being, you can prevent the GUI from coming up if that's your main issue.