I have been trying out a few Linux OSs. Installing the bare minimum systems. However, after installing Debian from the smallest ISO I could find on their site, I saw that Libre Office has been installed. I am looking for a bare minimum install, and I didn't even choose to install the options given such as Debian system utilities. I am surprised that extraneous software like this was included.

Is there a specific ISO or process which will not install the Libre Office?

  • You could build your own custom install CD as stated on debian's homepage.
    – FelixJN
    Commented Nov 24, 2016 at 14:44

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Follow most of the instructions here.

Use a NetInstall.

Uncheck everything in Software Selection except for Standard system utilities. And don't check Laptop as it says!

This will give to a TEXT based install only, no GUI yet.

Instead of:

apt-get install xorg sudo iceweasel pulseaudio

I personally would go for Chromium instead of Iceweasel.

Instead of installing lxde install lxde-core. It will install less cruft.

You then have the basics to add what you want and no Libre Office.

  • Thanks for the suggestions. This looks like what I'm looking for.
    – linuxistra
    Commented Nov 24, 2016 at 15:22

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