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Install Ubuntu minimal on VPS

I am just starting out with Linux, purchased a VPS and would like to install a minimal desktop so I can open a remote desktop connection via TightVNC, how do I go about it?

This is the VPS I Have: 256 MB RAM 500 GB BW 10 GB HDD 1 IP

With Ubuntu server 10.10 installed (32 bit)

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Damn Small Linux (DSL) is a very small Linux Distrobution that is a Debian flavor (similar to Ubuntu). It only requires 50MB and 128MB of RAM. If you want an OS with a small footprint, DSL is your choice.

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Thanks, I only have the choice of installing Ubuntu on my server, and want the desktop counterpart for remote access. –  drtanz Jun 1 '11 at 7:39
    
Just make sure that SSH is installed on the DSL Box and the service is running, then you could remote into it with putty. That is what I do with my Virtual Machines. –  David Jun 1 '11 at 11:55

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