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

Spike spike at drba.org
Sat Apr 15 15:13:03 UTC 2017

I have been trying to install lubuntu (lxde) on top of mini.iso because I'm
pxe booting all my desktop and servers and it would be useful to not have
to maintain all kinds fo diff nfsroots for installation.

however every time I tried to install from mini and then add
lubuntu-desktop on top I got a broken environment, where the most obvious
brokenness was the language part.

I tried to uninstall ibus and switch to fcitx as you suggested, but that
never went quite well... the switch happens but then things like sogou
pinyin, which my users here need for chinese input, doesn't work where
instead it works perfectly fine if installed on a lubuntu iso.

Therefore there must be something different done with the ISO building that
I've been unable to figure out.



On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 7:50 AM Israel <israeldahl at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> --
> Regards
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