[lubuntu-users] OBI

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 21:32:28 UTC 2016

Hi Phill,

*Xenial 32-bit tarball*

I made a minimal portable text screen system from the Ubuntu Xenial 
32-bit mini.iso. This system is very small, and it is not affected too 
much by the current bugs. I hope to make a corresponding system from the 
64-bit mini.iso in the near future, (before I make Lubuntu specific 

The tarball

Xenial-32-txt.tar.xz   # user: guru, password: changeme

is uploaded to your website


and it can be installed easily with the current One Button Installer,


There are menu options in the installed minimal text screen system to 
make it is easy to build one of the desktop flavours: Lubuntu Core, 
standard Lubuntu and also the other main Ubuntu flavours plus a really 
light-weight system with Fluxbox. See the following links



When used months later, new (and debugged) program packages will be 
installed. I hope and think that this tarball will be useful for a long 

Best regards

Den 2016-04-23 kl. 01:35, skrev Nio Wiklund:
> Hi Phill,
> [inlines]
> Best regards
> Nio
> Den 2016-04-22 kl. 20:12, skrev Phill. Whiteside:
>> I've taken the liberty of pasting the 1st part of your answer about
>> mkusb and time scale for OBI to the lubuntu-facebook page.
> That's fine :-)
>> Thanks,
>> Phill.
>> On 22 April 2016 at 19:05, Phill. Whiteside <phillwuk at gmail.com
>> <mailto:phillwuk at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     32 bit, 64 bit, ppc - alternate and desktop :) That's 6
> I see. But I would say that it reduces to two versions: 32-bit and
> 64-bit PC.
> The installed systems of the desktop and alternate ISOs should be rather
> similar, and I have no access to any PPC. So I think there will be two
> Lubuntu tarballs for the OBI, maybe one mini version too.
> -o-
> I have not tried, but it is possible that mkusb works in PPC. It needs
> bash and some tools (for example pv and zenity), and they should be
> available in older versions of Lubuntu for PPC. But I don't think it
> works in MacOS, even if there is bash. It is probably too different.
>>     Regards,
>>     Phill.
>>     On 22 April 2016 at 17:47, Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com
>>     <mailto:nio.wiklund at gmail.com>>
>> wrote:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2321035&p=13474909#post13474909
>>         Den 2016-04-22 kl. 18:27, skrev Phill. Whiteside:
>>             Hiyas,
>>             some people having issues with USB sticks.... You can follow
>>             on Fb
>>             ubuntu-official [1]... At present, with others failing I can
>>             only
>>             suggest disk-destroyer - which is scary with a sudo for
>>             people not
>>             overly familiar with CLI and finding devices.
>>             So, OBI for all 6 versions, please :D :D
>>             Many thanks,
>>             Phill.
>>             1. https://www.facebook.com/groups/lubuntu.official/
>>         Hi Phill,
>>         The first option would be to suggest mkusb, which works
>>         seamlessly across the versions, and mkusb-nox for text mode. It
>>         works now.
>>         https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb
>>         I intend to make Xenial tarballs for the OBI, but had planned to
>>         wait for at least a couple of weeks, maybe one month, to get rid
>>         of the worst remaining bugs - and create a nice installed system
>>         up to date via update/dist-upgrade.
>>         Please explain what do you mean by all 6 versions: different
>>         Lubuntu iso files or Kubuntu, Lubuntu, ... Xubuntu), or
>>         time-wise versions Precise ... Xenial?
>>         Best regards
>>         Nio

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