Lubuntu DVD

Phill Whiteside PhillW at
Sat May 25 14:52:59 UTC 2013

I forgot about the codecs issue[1]. LXLE has the warning on the web-site
about them, but he could still get complained about. Lubuntu is now the
only member of the family that still has a CD sized installation ISO.
Whilst I fully support such community respins such as LXLE, some computers
simply require a CD to install (I have to mention a big thank-you to the
release team who got the PPC iso back to CD size, for some of the older
macs it really does make a difference to them). As long as there are such
community re-spins, we are best concentrating upon keeping lubuntu CD sized
and packing into that space all that is new, whilst allowing people to
easily add-on what they want.

For example, I've been following a conversation [2], where someone wants to
remove the browser, but one of the other applications has a 'depends on'

Turns out Gecko Media Player, which is essentially a browser plugin,
requires a browser but only select browsers will do. So, when you attempt
to uninstall Chromium, Gecko's dependencies kick in and it picks another
one to get(firefox) and when you uninstall firefox it does the same with
epiphany and so on.....uninstall Gecko, no more new installs

What happens if you want to run a system without Internet access? Three out
of four of my Windows boxes are run this way. (One of them has run XP for
12 years without a single update.)

So, we have calls from each side! (My answer to them is use lubuntu-core
[3] and then add on what they want).

I hope that what has been posted up in this answer and that by Yorvyk,
explains why lubuntu are lubuntu and why we stick to a CD sized ISO.



On 25 May 2013 15:34, Yorvyk <yorvik.ubunto at> wrote:

> On 25/05/13 13:52, Phill Whiteside wrote:
>> Hi Raymund,
>> short answer? No. The image is kept CD sized so that older machines
>> without a dvd reader / cannot boot from usb can use it. Once you have
>>  lubuntu installed, you can install anything you want :) For those
>> machines that can, there are various community re-spins of lubuntu /
>>  lxde that do have extra bits which may over load the minimal
>> specification machine that lubuntu is designed to work on.
>> Regards,
>> Phill.
>> On 19 May 2013 00:59, Raymund John Ang <rj_ang at
>> <mailto:rj_ang at>> wrote:
>> Hello Lubuntu users,
>> Are there any plans to increase the ISO image size from a CD to DVD
>> with tons of application and codec, just like LXLE, for deployment in
>> older machines?
>> Thanks!
>> Raymund
>>  There are also legal problems associated with some software, that varies
> from country to country, which Canonical could be liable for.
> I also feel that downloading a DVD size image is a waste of bandwidth if
> there's only a few things on it that I require. Plus software on the DVD is
> liable to be out of date after a while so you still have to download the
> updated version from the repos.
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