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

Spike spike at drba.org
Sun Mar 19 03:49:03 UTC 2017


ah, I hadn't realized there was an alternative iso for lubuntu too. I will
test with that, thank you, if it uses the same d-i setup and not ubiquity
that may be just what I need.

thank you again for your help,

Spike

On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 8:37 PM Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi again Spike,
>
> Did you try the Lubuntu alternate iso file? It uses the debian installer
> (the same text mode installer as is used in the mini.iso). Maybe that
> will work better.
>
> Best regards
> Nio
>
> Den 2017-03-19 kl. 04:28, skrev Spike:
> > 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.
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > Spike
> >
> > On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 8:22 PM Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com
> > <mailto: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
> >     Nio
> >
> >     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>
> >     > <mailto: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 mini.iso
> >     >     > xenial installation. Should that be possible? is it
> >     sufficient to just
> >     >     > apt-get install lubuntu-desktop or are there extra steps in
> >     the making
> >     >     > 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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