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

Israel israeldahl at
Sat Feb 21 23:13:14 UTC 2015

On 02/21/2015 03:06 PM, Walter Lapchynski wrote:
> 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!
> See here for more thoughts on the subject:
Hi Walter,
I use OBI without internet on low resource computers.  It is very
easy... I will link you to an ISO, when I get it uploaded for you to
test and see if you like it..
Though... Lubuntu is pretty large... so it probably would not fit on a
CD anymore... only a DVD, or USB....  What is a base Lubuntu footprint
on a system?  is it less than 2 Gig?


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