alternates vs OBI [was: Re: Lubuntu Trusty Tahr 14.04.2 now available]

Walter Lapchynski wxl at
Sat Feb 21 21:06:30 UTC 2015

On Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 8:41 AM, Israel <israeldahl at> wrote:
> There is an alternative method for installing on Low memory computers
> already.
> This is OBI

Problem #1: it's entirely non-standard. I could maybe live with that,
but it needs to successfully be able to walk a total noob through the
process and needs to be able to be distributed entirely by CD and it
needs to be able to install without the Internet.

I think debian-installer and ubiquity successfully do all of these.
Problems we have with debian-installer usually revolve around the fact
that no one in the Ubuntu camp really maintains it for the purposes of
installing X. This gets back to the non-standard issue.

The only problem with ubiquity is its problems with memory. I believe
we can fix that— in a Lubuntu sort of way— through limiting the glitz
and user interface.  What we need is some development help!

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