[Lubuntu-qa] Lubuntu 13.04 'Raring' for Pentium M CPUs

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Thu May 2 03:19:25 UTC 2013


Hi Julien and Phill,

I think Lubuntu 13.04 'Raring' for Pentium M CPUs is a good alternative
for a fresh install (instead of downloading 12.04 and upgrading twice to
newer releases).

I'm receiving feedback from a few people right now, and I have to
improve the instructions in the README file, maybe also change the
concept of it to make it easier to understand and manage, since it is
different from the standard way of distributing software.


But for those who have

- more or less personalized versions of Lubuntu 12.04 running, or
- already have a Lubuntu 12.04 iso file and a slow internet connection

the fake-pae method is good for upgrading to new pae releases, so yes,
it should be mentioned on the wiki.



The Pentium M CPUs are a special case. They have pae capability, but do
not announce the pae flag. So they fall between the chairs. With the
fake-pae trick, introduced by 7bit @ ubuntuforums, it is possible to
upgrade. There are many high-quality professional laptops around with
Pentium M processors.

And, I have a Raring installation on a USB 3 pendrive, that runs
beautifully on my old Thinkpad with Pentium M without the pae flag.
So the fake-pae flag helps it sit on the pae chair.

This is what I am willing to offer to other Pentium M owners.

Best regards

On 2013-05-01 12:55, Julien Lavergne wrote:
> Why not just add a mention on the wiki to use fake-pae for people in
> this case ? It seems less complicated that downloading a full version
> of Lubuntu just for this.
> If you are blocked by the upgrade tool, just advertise the use of
> "apt-get dist-upgrade".
> Regards,
> Julien Lavergne
> 2013/4/30 Phill Whiteside <PhillW at ubuntu.com>:
>> Hi Nio,
>> I'm okay with hosting it[1]. But you will need to write up some
>> documentation, name it etc.
>> Regards,
>> Phill.
>> 1. http://phillw.net/isos/
>> On 30 April 2013 20:41, Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello everybody,
>>> I think it will be hard to make the devs accept the small fix in the
>>> general code of *ubuntu to make it possible to install into a computer
>>> with Pentium M CPU. But it works with a system, that is installed in a
>>> modern computer, and ported to the Pentium M as a USB drive or cloned or
>>> rsynced to an internal hard disk drive.
>>> I have such a system ready for distribution, but have a few requests
>>> before it can be uploaded and available for everybody.
>>> 1. Please read the attached README file and suggest changes (remove,
>>> change or add text)!
>>> 2. Please suggest where to upload it! The size is 1.1 GB.
>>> sudodus at ssd-grund ~/test/pae4pm $ ls -lh
>>> totalt 1,1G
>>> -rw-rw-r-- 1 olle olle 3,0K apr 30 14:24 commands-and-output.txt
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 olle olle   56 apr 30 16:43 dd-restore.txt
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 olle olle 1,1G apr 30 20:09 dd-sdb.gz
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 olle olle  630 apr 30 14:55 dd-sdb.txt
>>> -rw-rw-r-- 1 olle olle  283 apr 30 20:47 md5sums.txt
>>> -rw-rw-r-- 1 olle olle 4,0K apr 30 20:45 README
>>> sudodus at ssd-grund ~/test/pae4pm
>>> I can upload it at a private cloud service, but I think it is better if
>>> you suggest some other place with better bandwidth.
>>> 3. I guess the best thing would be if you can organize a torrent (I
>>> don't know how to do that).
>>> Best regards
>>> Nio
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