Lubuntu cd under 700mb?

Brendan Perrine walterorlin at
Fri Apr 10 20:04:52 UTC 2015

On Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:27:10 +0000
Marc Tremblay <mtremblay at> wrote:

> ?Are you able to get the machine to boot by USB? If you can just use Unetbootin to create a bootable USB drive with your Lubuntu ISO image.
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> From: lubuntu-users-bounces at <lubuntu-users-bounces at> on behalf of Ian Pride <faithnomoread at>
> Sent: Friday, April 10, 2015 12:24 PM
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> Subject: Lubuntu cd under 700mb?
> Hello, I have an old xp machine that I wanted to convert to linux and since I like Debian based /apt package management I wanted to try Lubuntu. My issue is that the machine only has a cd drive and the Lubuntu disc (which I downloaded from here several times: and it is 705mb every time and won't on a 700mb. Are there any files on the image that can be further compressed? Maybe using 7z ultra compression. I only need to lose 5 mb. I can't afford a dvd drive atm and it's not really worth it for me to get one anyone as I have other Linux machines already. Thanks in advanced for any help.

This is a way to get some computers to boot from usb when they don't want to. Now that I think of it bringing a disc of this to have around at a linux users group might be handy. If someone brings an old machine that can't boot from a dvd or usb.

Brendan Perrine <walterorlin at>

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