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1. F4 - install a command line system
   F6 - Expert mode
2. Configure CD, defconf, detect and partition disks, set up network, 
   Install the base system with linux-generic, then set up users.
   Configure the package manager so you have a /etc/apt/sources.list.apt-setup. 
   Install Grub. 
3. IMPORTANT: Skip "Select and Install software".
   This will install the full Ubuntu desktop.
4. Reboot when it is done. Disk space consumed is about 314MB. 
5. apt-get update 
   apt-get upgrade
   apt-get dist-upgrade
   apt-get install lsof tcpdump traceroute
   reboot
6. Remove older kernels
7. Update /boot/grub/menu.lst to remove splash and quiet
   Clean out /var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb
8. This is now a fully functioning command line system with about 337MB.

X and Twin monitor
9. apt-get install xfce4 ---> 612MB
   apt-get install nvidia-settings linux-headers-2.6.27-11-generic
   check if absent:
     ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-.../ /lib/modules/.../build or source
   apt-get install nvidia-glx-177
   nvidia-xconfig to set up /etc/X11/xorg.conf
   rm /var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb ---> 761MB
   can autoremove binutils and patch or make

10. Firefox - install incrementally and flashplugin-nonfree
   Icons for Evolution are at /usr/share/app-install/icons
   Icons for Firefox are at   /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.9/icons
    (evolution firefox flashplugin-nonfree gdm can come later)