Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Sun Jun 9 02:11:16 UTC 2013

On 2013-06-08 20:05, Aere Greenway wrote:
> On 06/08/2013 10:57 AM, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 8:47 PM, Karl Anliot <kanliot at gmail.com
>> <mailto:kanliot at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     I honestly think zram could help during the one-time graphical
>>     installation of Lubuntu on 512MB pcs.  In fact, edubuntu included
>>     zram in that distribution for that exact reason.  We could
>>     eliminate crashing and the need to delete the slideshow to install.
>> For the last two years testing Lubuntu on old hardware (256MB-512MB of
>> RAM), that maybe 1000 installations or more, I have never ever faced
>> the so called slideshow crashing issue :)
>> Please, let's keep the topic as it is :)
>> -- 
>> *Best Regards,*
>> *amjjawad <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad/>*
>> *Start Ubuntu
>> <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/CommunicationsTeam/WOWLubuntu/StartUbuntu>*
>> /Test Machine: ASUS F3F Laptop - //Intel Core Duo T2350 @ 1.86GHz with
>> 489MB RAM/
> On multiple installations, I have encountered the problem on 512 Meg RAM
> machines where it crashes at a certain point during the slide-show. 
> In each case, using the package manager to remove the ubiquity slide
> show has allowed the graphical installation to go beyond that point, and
> succeed. 
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> Aere
I have found that a swap partition can help installing when there is low
RAM. If there is already swap on the internal drive, it will be grabbed
by the live system (and it's installer will benefit from it). I have
even made a version of the Lubuntu-fake-PAE with swap on the USB drive
for the same reason, 'grub-n-iso-n-swap'.

I guess zRAM can have the same effect, to allow more data to be managed
by the memory system with a given amount of RAM hardware.

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