I want to install a 64bit version of Linux Mint 11 LXDE. It seems as though I should be able to easily install it on top of Ubuntu-minimal if I knew the correct meta package(s).
- Install Ubuntu-minimal x64
- Add Linux Mint repos to sources.list
- Install Linux Mint LXDE meta package with ignore recommendations (similar to Ubuntu-desktop)
I've done this before with Ubuntu-desktop and Lubuntu-desktop.
How can I get a list of meta-packages or a package dependency tree?
"Linux Mint 11 LXDE" is a distribution in and of itself. http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1793
It's the Lubuntu to Linux Mint. I am trying to replicate this distribution by installing it on top of Ubuntu-minimal, which is way different than installing LXDE on top of either Linux Mint or Ubuntu.
Update: I tried to take all the packages marked as manual in Linux Mint 32 and installed them on Ubuntu-minimal. This seemed to work fine, and I seem to have a Linux Mint install, except upstart now hangs at "Checking Battery Status", which seems to be a common issue that people have when upgrading. It looks like I should also disable fglrx to see if it fixes it. In any case, I've since then tried using Arch Linux, but it's a lot more work and I'm not sure I am going to stick with it.