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Raspbian without preinstalled software

Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:11 pm

I am in need of a image of raspbian for the Raspberry pi 4b with 4 GB of ram without any of the bloatware, I just need the file explorer and the command prompt, any ideas? Thanks! :D

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Re: Raspbian without preinstalled software

Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:36 pm

Raspbian Lite.
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Re: Raspbian without preinstalled software

Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:25 pm

Raspbian buster lite will give you the command line only , there is no GUI so no file explorer.

To have the file explorer as well you need raspbian buster with desktop.
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Re: Raspbian without preinstalled software

Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:33 pm

You can install command line file managers such as midnight commander (mc).

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Re: Raspbian without preinstalled software

Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:27 pm

pcmanbob wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:25 pm
Raspbian buster lite will give you the command line only , there is no GUI so no file explorer.

To have the file explorer as well you need raspbian buster with desktop.
Is there a way I can install the buster desktop, from buster lite without the bloatware of all the ides and random games?
Edit: Im trying to run a minecraft forge server (I know its not the best host but whatever)

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Re: Raspbian without preinstalled software

Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:57 pm

There are 2 desktop versions

Raspbian buster with desktop

Raspbian buster with desktop and recommended software

So I suggest you try the first one..
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Re: Raspbian without preinstalled software

Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:03 pm

You can also install raspbian buster lite and then add the gui, by

sudo apt-get install raspberrypi-uixmods

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Re: Raspbian without preinstalled software

Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:34 pm

It isn't that hard to go down the list of installed software and remove a bunch of it.

On the other hand what do you hope to gain, aside from a bit of SD card space, by removing software.

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Re: Raspbian without preinstalled software

Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:20 pm

stan_qaz wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:34 pm
It isn't that hard to go down the list of installed software and remove a bunch of it.

On the other hand what do you hope to gain, aside from a bit of SD card space, by removing software.
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Re: Raspbian without preinstalled software

Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:09 pm

MikeGrimwood wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:03 pm
You can also install raspbian buster lite and then add the gui, by

sudo apt-get install raspberrypi-uixmods

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Re: Raspbian without preinstalled software

Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:23 pm

Does anyone know how much extra space that adds to Buster Lite?

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Re: Raspbian without preinstalled software

Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:50 pm

emma1997 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:23 pm
Does anyone know how much extra space that adds to Buster Lite?
If you run 'sudo apt install raspberrypi-ui-mods'' it will tell you how much extra space it takes. No idea how accurate it is.
On my (already modified) Lite system it's about 400MB

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