[lubuntu-users] installing lubuntu starting with a mini install

Spike spike at drba.org
Sun Mar 19 03:28:01 UTC 2017

I'm actually helping out with a largish amount of desktops and we need
netinstall so I pxe boot and mount whatever iso etc. This works and right
now I'm using the Lubuntu cd mounted remotely, however the Ubiquity
installer (the gui installer for ubuntu) has some bugs that are really
annoying (like problems with dmraid misreading windows disks or not picking
up the dhcp hostname). Also the mini iso combined with the local deb mirror
makes installs a lot faster.

I tried with the server and it's the same problem.

That said this may be more of a problem with sogou than anything else,
after removing ibus, deleting all settings I could actually enable pinyin.
However sogou is the most popular input method for chinese and I'm asked to
support that.



On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 8:22 PM Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com> wrote:

Hello Spike,

Well, I use a European language, and I have not had any problems setting
the language. But now I know, that there can be problems.

Is there a reason, why you start from the mini.iso instead of from a
Lubuntu iso file (for example that you must install from a CD disk)?

You could also try starting from the Ubuntu Server iso file (which is
also small enough to boot from a CD disk).

Best regards

Den 2017-03-19 kl. 04:11, skrev Spike:
> Hello Nio, thanks for getting back to me.
> ok, I just tried on a VM and one of the differences I noticed is that
> language input is broken. Upon inspection I found ibus was installed and
> possibly causing issues/conflicts with fcitx, not sure. I removed it but
> the situation hasn't changed, I cannot basically switch to any other
> input method (I have. Also I use sogou pinyin for chinese input and that
> works just fine when adding it on a Lubuntu install, but it won't work
> for some reason when adding it on a lubuntu install that came from a
> mini + lubuntu-desktop. any thoughts on that? there may be more
> differences/problems that I've yet to find.
> thanks,
> Spike
> On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 7:57 PM Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com
> <mailto:nio.wiklund at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Den 2017-03-19 kl. 03:43, skrev Spike:
>     > Hi,
>     >
>     > I'm trying to set up a Lubuntu Xenial desktop starting from a
>     > xenial installation. Should that be possible? is it sufficient to
>     > apt-get install lubuntu-desktop or are there extra steps in the
>     > of the lubuntu iso, and things you get installing from it, that
>     are not
>     > available by simply installing the pkg?
>     >
>     > thanks,
>     >
>     > Spike
>     >
>     >
>     Yes it is possible to do it as you describe in BIOS mode :-)
>     sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
>     In UEFI mode (as well as in BIOS mode) you can do the corresponding
>     thing starting from the Ubuntu Server iso file.
>     Best regards
>     Nio
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