[ubuntu-uk] dig out your old computers...

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Sun Mar 4 14:41:07 UTC 2012

On 03/03/12 22:51, Phill Whiteside wrote:
> Hiyas,
> Yeah, for the testing of lubuntu [1] [2]
> We need some 128Mb RAM machines [2] . These are needed for non PAE chipsets
> as well. We need to know if the none PAE system install actually will work.
> We only have one with actual hardware as yet, the others are doing it via
> VM.


> The beta 1's are at the usual place
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PrecisePangolin/TechnicalOverview/Beta1
> The dailies, as always are spilt between Desktop and alternate. If you need
> more information on testing but think you do not know how to do so, please
> do reply - Honest, we do not bite from any of the testing teams. It is
> frequently that the new comers say something is wrong & the rest of us go
> "Dho!, who did we miss that one?"
> Please do not see my request to UK list as any attempt to favour one
> flavour of *buntu over an other. Each flavour has an important section in
> our family.
> Thanks,
> Phill.


> [2] http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/204/builds
> [2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu#System_Requirements

I have a Pentium II machine which is available to run some tests on.
It has 256MB ram currently  and I think I can remove some for tests.
I guess that it will naturally pick up non pae (?) install.

Initially it had/has Ubuntu 7.04 which was/is ok. And Windows 98.

I intend to use Lubuntu beta 1 alternate CD to install in place of the
Ubuntu  - in fact into
dev/hda2 continuing its status as a dual boot PC because win98 is in

I intend to take the RAM down to 128MB for the test install.

Phill, Does this sound what is needed?
alan cocks

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