ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso: no mountable filesystem

Andrew Moore slewsys at icloud.com
Wed Jan 8 15:58:04 UTC 2014

Nicholas, nice find!! I am familiar with booting devices via U-Boot, but not with Grub.  The tutorial is what I was hoping for, thank you!

As an embedded-systems developer, I do most of my work on the command line.  Canonical is moving to fully support ARM and embedded systems, I understand, but maybe the Desktop line is now legacy?

PS - Centos 6.5 is very usable on a 2 GHz Pentium 4 mobile.  Ubuntu less so,  though disabling compiz, et al. should help.  Either way, it has plenty of power as a server.

On Jan 8, 2014, at 10:06 AM, Nicholas Skaggs <nicholas.skaggs at canonical.com> wrote:

> You might be surprised how much you can do with the command line only. You can play music and browse the web even using cli programs :-) If I had a machine that resource constrained, I would probably install ubuntu server on it and potentially X and a basic window manager (fluxbox perhaps) if I really felt the need. Most of the time, cli would be the best bet.
> As far as being too old to boot from usb, if you wish you can use a cd to load the usb drive. A quick google showed me this page:
> http://www.pendrivelinux.com/category/usb-boot-cds/
> I can't speak to it, but I have done similar things in the past. The internet is your friend here. Nothing is impossible, but consider your time investment ;-)
> Nicholas

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