the current version of Lubuntu trusty-desktop-i386.iso

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at
Thu Aug 6 17:33:29 UTC 2015

Den 2015-08-06 19:15, Israel skrev:
> On 08/05/2015 04:01 PM, Nio Wiklund wrote:
>> Den 2015-08-05 12:46, Nio Wiklund skrev:
>>> ...
>> Dear Lubuntu testers and users,
>> Added information about Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS: The alternate installer
>> does not work and will not be supplied for this point version. The
>> desktop installer is oversized for CD. There may or may not be time to
>> get it within CD size, but we are close to the deadline, I looked into
>> an alternative for really old computers, that boot from CD disks (but
>> not from DVD disks or USB drives).
>> I could install Lubuntu within CD size using the current mini.iso file
>> 1. This general link seems to work now in order to find and download the
>> Ubuntu mini.iso files
>> Select an architecture to install 14.04 with vivid's 3.19 HWE kernel
>> (supported until August 2016), Index of
>> /ubuntu/dists/trusty-updates/main/installer-i386/current/images/vivid-netboot
>> with this md5sum
>> a5156887b51e5e523a099bc255274c85  ./vivid-netboot/mini.iso
>> 2. Install a very basic system (no packages selected within the
>> mini.iso's installer.
>> 3. Reboot into text mode and install Lubuntu
>> sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
>> 4. Reboot and you have Lubuntu.
>> I found one hickup: The nm-applet (network manager's indicator on the
>> panel) has no icon, but if you click on the 'empty' space between the
>> keyboard symbol and the clock, you get the relevant menus. And the
>> network works (no pun intended) :-)
>> This is not as easy as the alternate installer, but it is not too difficult.
>> *. On the other hand, it might be better to start from the alternate
>> installer of Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and update/dist-upgrade to get up to
>> date program packages including security patches. This will not get the
>> vivid kernel, but the stay with the trusty kernel. The trusty kernel is
>> probably at least as good as the vivid one for such old hardware, so I
>> would recommend starting from Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and staying with the
>> trusty kernel 3.13.
>> Best regards
>> Nio
> Hi Nio,
> isn't there a tasksel option for Lubuntu?
> Another option would be to preseed the mini with a url.  I did this some
> time ago with debian and mate on PPC.  It worked well and was fairly
> painless... though Debian is a bit more complicated than Ubuntu for new
> non-technical users to use from the mini install.
> That seems like the 'best' way to make it easy for users.

Hi Israel,

You are probably right. I did what I'm used to, but it might be easier
to select Lubuntu via the menu in the mini installer (I guess that is
the 'tasksel' option).

Best regards

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