[lubuntu-devel] Spreadsheet for testing RAM for installing. Was: Re: non pae

Phill. Whiteside phillwuk at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 16:45:59 UTC 2016


for ubiquity, we already know it needs more RAM to run, than lubuntu needs
to run.... on the 'get lubuntu' page [1] We state under 700MB  RAM is
minimum for ubiquity. If you are happy to lower that to 256MB I'm happy to
make the edit :)

For Alternate, we should be able to probe down to the lowest level that
lubuntu will actually run on (with the proviso of a browser eating up
resources - which is covered in those notes[2])


On 13 March 2016 at 16:16, Henk Terhell <hterhell at chello.nl> wrote:

> Op 2016-03-13 om 11:36 schreef Nio Wiklund:
>> Hi Henk and other Lubuntu users, who want to test installing with low RAM,
>> I see what you mean. I was testing last night with my Toshiba with Intel
>> i5. It is usually working fast, Lubuntu can be completely installed within
>> a couple of minutes.
>> But when I approached the low RAM limit, I had to wait for 3-4 minutes
>> for the first Ubiquity window to appear.
>> Below the limit, I did not even get any wallpaper after 6 minutes, so I
>> decided that it did not work.
>> I attached a modified spreadsheet with some test results from last night.
>> I found a difference:
>> Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS desktop i386 can be installed with 224 MB RAM
>> Lubuntu Xenial daily desktop i386 can be installed with 256 MB RAM
>> Maybe we should state a limit:
>> Select 'Install Lubuntu' and set the boot option mem=xxxM and press the
>> Enter key. If the first window of the installer does not appear within 5
>> minutes, we can consider that there is too low RAM for the installer to
>> work.
>> Maybe we should suggest more patience, for example 10 minutes. What do
>> *you* think?
>> Best regards
>> Nio
> For me 5 min is enough to despair about finishing the installation.
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