[Lubuntu-qa] lubuntu oversize
noskcaj at ubuntu.com
Mon Oct 20 22:05:11 UTC 2014
Alternate needs to stay at CD size for as long as is possible, but I'd
support switching desktop to 1GB. On a related topic, I think some
packages are still using level 9 xz compression which might be a poor
tradeoff in size vs performance, as level 6 is the highest recommended by
On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Israel <israeldahl at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/20/2014 10:01 AM, Aere Greenway wrote:
> > On 10/19/2014 11:03 PM, Nio Wiklund wrote:
> >> Dear Lubuntu testers, release manager and everybody else with an
> >> opinion,
> >> * If you think it is important with a desktop ISO file within CD size,
> >> please tell us here and now!
> >> * If you think it is enough with a Lubuntu alternate iso within CD size,
> >> you need not do anything, because this is how it is now. But if you want
> >> to 'defend' the current desktop iso file, please do so here and how!
> > I think it is good that at least one of the Ubuntu variants (Lubuntu)
> > will run a live system from a CD, especially on this long-term-support
> > release.
> > Being able to run a live system is important to verify that the
> > graphics chip is supported, and that the wireless can be made to work.
> > If that same system can be made to run live using a USB drive, that is
> > acceptable to me, though some such machines have only the original
> > slow USB, which makes it run slowly, but at least it works.
> > I have an older (32-bit) MacBook machine, with only a CD drive, so
> > this capability is useful for this machine, and as far as I know, I
> > can't boot a live system on it from a USB drive (please correct me if
> > this is not correct).
> > That being said, observing the ever-increasing sizes of newer Linux
> > kernels, there will probably come a time when running a live-CD system
> > (from a CD) will not be possible.
> Hi all,
> I agree with Aere.
> A mainline Ubuntu distro needs to be able to run from a CD. There are
> some older Laptops that cannot boot from USB, and do not have a DVD drive.
> I think it is still important, especially for Lubuntu, and our beloved
> older hardware!
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