[lubuntu-devel] non pae

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Sat Mar 12 08:14:36 UTC 2016

Den 2016-03-12 kl. 08:34, skrev Henk Terhell:
> Op 2016-03-12 om 07:48 schreef Nio Wiklund:
>> Den 2016-03-12 kl. 00:22, skrev Henk Terhell:
>>>> Hi Henk and everybody else who wants to test how much RAM is needed by
>>>> Lubuntu Xenial,
>>>> Would it possible for you to try installing while limiting the
>>>> available RAM with the boot option mem=xxxM (e.g. mem=256M)
>>>> and find the limit, where it stops working? You can compare your
>>>> results with those at
>>>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/AdvancedMethods#Test_results
>>>> Notice that you will get different results with different hardware, so
>>>> a result from Xenial should be compared to a result from Trusty in the
>>>> same computer.
>>>> Best regards
>>>> Nio
>>> Hi Nio
>>> At boot option in the installation on my desktop I added mem=224M. There
>>> was no progress shown after some 20 minutes spinning of the dvd and I
>>> stopped it.
>>> But at mem=256M the installation with manual partitioning went smoothly.
>>> The memory usage is now 135 MB right after boot. It increases over time
>>> to 145 MB without any input.
>>> Looks like a neat value for L16.04 i386.
>>> Henk
>> Yes Henk,
>> It is a neat value.
>> - Is it with the desktop iso file or alternate iso file?
>> - Can you also tell us also about the computer (at least CPU and
>> graphics chip/card)?
>> Thanks for testing :-)
>> Nio
> It is with the Xenial desktop ISO daily build 20160311
> Here is the profile:
> https://gist.github.com/f5e450fe6d09783d83ae
> It is an Acer Aspire desktop with AMD Sempron 3400+ single core
> Additional Graphic card NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] but
> NVIDIA proprietary driver has not (yet) been installed. Henk

Thanks again Henk,

This is a typical computer for Lubuntu i386, so it is a good benchmark

- minimum RAM for installing = 256 MB


The specification sheet at


tells me: 'Standard Memory Config 512MB'. I guess this memory is used 
with nouveau, and the computer will need less RAM compared to graphics 
that grab part of the RAM.

Best regards

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