[lubuntu-users] how is lubuntu iso made? anybody got a script?

Israel israeldahl at gmail.com
Sat Apr 15 14:50:51 UTC 2017

On 04/15/2017 09:26 AM, Spike wrote:
> Israel,
> thanks for your input, and maybe I'm doing something wrong, but like I
> said if I used what you describe, ie a normal install with preseed I
> get something different than the lubuntuCD. the most striking
> difference is the presence of ibus and language support being broken
> (while it works out of the box if I install from lubuntu CD).
> I have been unable to install a plain ubuntu distro and then lxde on
> top. Do you have any idea what I may be missing?
> thanks,
> Spike
how are you installing the 'plain' ubuntu distro, is this the mini.iso
or are you installing Ubuntu with unity?
I have installed lubuntu-desktop on top of other DE before and I have
not had any issues, but if you are installing on an environment with
ibus already included the language support might be broken in ibus, and
you can switch to fcitx (which is used by Lubuntu now IIRC).

The preseed is used to create the ISO and the subsequent install to
disk. It is used by the Debian installer (ubiquity is the Ubuntu
graphical installer front end to this).  So, if you are trying to
install the meta-package 'lubuntu-desktop' you will have the Lubuntu
install on top of whatever you install.
If you install 'lxde' then you will not get 'lubuntu-desktop' installed
ONLY lxde

To see the difference between the packages run

apt show lubuntu-desktop

apt show lxde

If you are using an older version use 'apt-cache' instead of 'apt'

I hope this clears things up a bit


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