AW: Installer from live CD not launching

Israel israeldahl at
Wed Oct 15 18:05:28 UTC 2014

My experience has been 512MB is on the edge for installing Lubuntu.
I agree with the statement that running the installer ONLY, rather than
the Live desktop AND installer will be the best thing for that little RAM.

The Live System is a great way to test a computer!

But when you have 512 RAM, it is better to install only.  I think Leszek
may be right for the Live CD Installer...

I think the BOOT option to INSTALL
requires 384+ MB  So 512MB is very easy to do this way.

Try it this way first!!

On 10/15/2014 11:13 AM, Aere Greenway wrote:
> On 10/15/2014 09:37 AM, Aere Greenway wrote:
>> As I recall, when I last did this, installing from running the live
>> desktop, it died during the install, after which I ran the install
>> from booting (rather from the live desktop), and it succeeded.
> I remembered more details on the installation mentioned above.
> It was a Pentium 4.
> It actually didn't totally succeed.  It got to the very end of the
> installation, where it removes language packs and installation-related
> packages, and died there.  But it had already updated GRUB, and
> therefore the new system booted, and they have been using that system
> with no problems reported to me since then.
> Not having done the cleanup, they are wasting disk space (which they
> have plenty of), and may have to install updates to packages they will
> never use.
> I did not have an alternate-install CD with me when I upgraded their
> system.
> I probably could have saved space by purging the ubiquity slideshow
> package (which has solved problems installing with 512  MB RAM in the
> past), but I didn't try that where I was running low on time.


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