Fwd: [Lubuntu-admins] 15.04 - Installation Experience

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 17:51:32 UTC 2015


Hi Aere and all other Lubuntu users,

I agree that Lubuntu 15.04 is a good version :-)

Also 'Encrypted home with cryptswap' has started to work again, and as
you wrote Aere, many old graphics chips work. I have confidence in your
expert judgement about audio.

-o-

Did I understand correctly, that installing systems will overwrite the
boot sector of the installer (the USB pendrive)? Had you used Unetbootin
to make those USB systems?

Installing systems should write the bootloader to only one target, and
it should be possible to select it with 'Something else' (or be on the
same drive as the root partition). When it happened, was the bootloader
also written to the internal drive or only to the USB pendrive?

I think this should be no problem with the read-only file system you get
when you clone the iso file with dd or wrap safety into that process
with mkusb.

-o-

The Startup Disk Creator works for me, when I start with a clean FAT32
file system. Unetbootin works too. These are good when I want
persistence stored on the same USB pendrive. I store persistence in a
casper-rw partition on the internal drive with pendrives made with mkusb
(a partition with the label casper-rw).

There is a bug, that appears sometimes, depending on the version of the
system where you run the Startup Disk Creator or Unetbootin, bug
#1325801, 'gfxboot.c32: not a COM32R Image boot: Edit'. This bug is
fixed, but is still there in some old versions / iso files.

Best regards
Nio

Den 2015-04-26 18:06, Aere Greenway skrev:
> All:
> 
> Lubuntu 15.04, in my test experience so far, is a very good release. 
> 
> I have encountered no problems in my MIDI music testing.  Also, graphics
> chips that were poorly supported (or not supported at all) in 14.10,
> work perfectly now. 
> 
> In 14.10, the challenging music (many parts) played using Rosegarden and
> Qsynth, would encounter occasional drop-outs (under-runs).  In 15.04,Please help 
> there were no drop-outs at all, even on my 450 megahertz (very slow)
> machine! 
> 
> On that machine, Rosegarden showed 100% processor utilization, and
> Qjackctl showed 77% Real-Time usage.  The Rosegarden window would only
> update its position in the sequence intermittently, but despite that,
> where was not a single drop-out.  I am extremely impressed. 
> 
> On my Sony Vaio laptop, which all prior levels of Linux didn't use the
> entire width of the screen, now uses the entire screen, so I am
> upgrading both Linux partitions on that machine to 15.04. 
> 
> Also, my HP-Deskpro (with Intel 815 graphics) now works (where with
> 14.10 it booted to a blank screen). 
> 
> The alternate install ISO worked, though it did not get wireless working
> (prior Linux levels failed to get my wireless working on the alternate
> install as well). 
> 
> The only problems I've encountered (please watch for these, so we can
> identify the cause) are as follows:
> 
> I am using a Lexar 16 GigaByte USB flash drive, created using UNetBootIn
> (the StartupDiskCreator utility created flash-drive failed to boot, as
> usual). 
> 
> On older machines (ones needing to use the PLOP CD to boot from USB), it
> would not boot unless I first booted Linux with the flash drive plugged
> in (automatically mounted), and then did a re-boot (with the startup CD
> then in the drive).  When done that way, the USB drive would boot the
> system. 
> 
> Newer systems didn't have that problem.  They would just boot from the
> USB drive (when specified to do so). 
> 
> The USB drive (with additional software installed using persistance),
> worked fine when booted on a variety machines (including the 450
> megahertz machine). 
> 
> But whenever I used that USB drive to actually install a system, the
> boot sector (?) got corrupted, and I had to re-build the USB drive in
> order to use it again.  In my observations, it appears that installing a
> system is what corrupts the USB drive's boot sector. 
> 
> Please reply back with your experience so we can identify the cause for
> sure. 
> 
> Again, Lubuntu 15.04 is an excellent system.  Congratulations to all who
> worked on it for a great success.
> 
> - Aere
> 
> 
> On 04/23/2015 11:19 AM, Gustavo Silva wrote:
>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: *Kristopher Maguire* <kris at maguire.xyz>
>> Date: 2015-04-23 18:18 GMT+01:00
>> Subject: [Lubuntu-admins] 15.04
>> To: lubuntu-admins at lists.launchpad.net
>> <mailto:lubuntu-admins at lists.launchpad.net>,
>> lubuntu-comms at lists.launchpad.net
>> <mailto:lubuntu-comms at lists.launchpad.net>
>>
>>
>> Ladies and gentlemen, we are pleased to announce that after many
>> months of hard work the eagerly anticipated Lubuntu 15.04 has finally
>> arrived! 
>>
>>     Read the release announcement
>>     here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Announcement/15.04
>>
>>     Release
>>     notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VividVervet/ReleaseNotes/Lubuntu
>>
>>     Download here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/GetLubuntu
>>
>>
>>
>>     --
>>     Best Regards, 
>>     Kristopher Maguire.
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>> Best Regards / Obrigado e com os melhores cumprimentos,
>> Gustavo Silva
>>
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>>
>>
> 
> 
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> Aere
> 
> 
> 




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