[Lubuntu-qa] lubuntu oversize

Phill Whiteside PhillW at PhillW.net
Mon Oct 20 22:09:21 UTC 2014


desktop can go to dvd size and alternate sticks with cd size? minimal (net
work installer) will always be supported.

Julien, for language support, etc. would you and the other devs be happy to
change the desktop ISO to dvd size, but with a commitment to support
alternate as CD size?

14.10 is going to be CD size, but can we discuss things for 15.04 :)

Israel, keeping lubntu CD sized is a task. My proposal for 15.04 and beyond
is that desktop can 'grow' but that alternate stays CD size. With the
options of minimal[1] lubuntu keeps it small, mean, lean and green :)


1. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Documentation/MinimalInstall

On 20 October 2014 22:42, 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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