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

Phill Whiteside PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Fri May 3 00:40:38 UTC 2013


Hi,

having a wiki page is the fasted way to me. knowing Mörgaes also helps. Do
keep us updated as to where this community re-spin goes.

Regards,

Phill.

On 3 May 2013 00:54, Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Phill,
>
> 1. I want to make you aware of the wiki page, that was edited today by
> Mörgaes to avoid doing the job twice
>
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PAE
>
> So maybe you can have a shorter text and refer to that page for the
> details.
>
> 2. Now, that I know it that an installed Lubuntu 13.04 with a pae kernel
> works with my Pentium M, I am testing another option, that might be more
> flexible: a USB drive with grub2 and the Lubuntu iso file as a file to
> be loop-mounted. It has no fake-pae at all. I don't know how it can
> handle kernel upgrades yet.
>
> Best regards
> Nio
>
> On 2013-05-02 22:14, Phill Whiteside wrote:
> > Hi Nio, Julien et. all.
> >
> > we have in the past mentioned community re-spins of lubuntu and when you
> > are happy with the README, I am happy to host the iso and see no reason
> > not to include a mention of both the use of fake-pae and of a 13.04
> > community re-spin so that people do not need to use fake-pae. The thing
> > about linix is 'choice', give people the choice and let them decide. Use
> > fake-pae if they already have an install of 12.04 that they want to run
> > through two dist-upgrades and the non-pae 13.04 for those who are
> > installing for the 1st time. I see this as a "win - win" situation.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Phill.
> >
> > On 2 May 2013 04:19, Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com
> > <mailto:nio.wiklund at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     [feedback]
> >
> >     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.
> >
> >          -o-
> >
> >     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.
> >
> >          -o-
> >
> >     Background
> >
> >     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
> >     Nio
> >
> >
> >     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
> >     <mailto: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
> >     <mailto: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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