Minimum System Requirements
Ali Linx (amjjawad)
amjjawad at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 02:55:51 UTC 2013
On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 4:23 AM, Ali Linx (amjjawad) <amjjawad at gmail.com>wrote:
> I have noticed something on the above link that must be checked:
> To *install* or *try Xubuntu* within the Desktop/Live CD, you need 256 MB
> of memory. Installing with the Alternate CD requires only 64 MB. *Once
> installed*, it is strongly recommended to have at least 512 MB of memory.
> Before I carry on with my tests to confirm the above statement, does
> Xubuntu have zRAM enabled by default?
> If zRAM is not installed/enabled by default, then I really doubt the above
> statement is correct. However, there is one way to find out :)
> Will get back to you with some results ;)
> Thank you!
This is not a full report, this is just a follow up about this topic -
Xubuntu Minimum System Requirement
To *install* or *try Xubuntu* within the Desktop/Live CD, you need 256 MB
of memory. Installing with the Alternate CD requires only 64 MB. *Once
installed*, it is strongly recommended to have at least 512 MB of memory.
1. Xubuntu saucy-desktop-i386-10-7-2013 has failed to work on the "Try
Xubuntu without installation" with 256MB RAM and when I do simple task,
like trying to install "htop", this is what happens:
2. Test done on Oracle VM version 4.2.12
3. When I tried to install from the Live Desktop, the session has
crashed and yet again, it shows this: http://i40.tinypic.com/2dlm0sj.jpg
4. IMHO, it is totally pointless to mention that Xubuntu can be
installed and can be tried (Try Xubuntu) on Low RAM such as 256MB and then
"it is strongly recommended to have at least 512MB". This 2nd statement
defeats the first one. If someone will try to install it on 256MB RAM and
this is all what he/she has, then how come he/she supposes to use it on
512MB? it does NOT make sense to me at all. If he/she doesn't have 512MB
RAM to start with, then what is the point? are you telling the user it is
okay to install it on 256MB RAM then buy another RAM and upgrade your
IMHO, the Minimum System Requirement must be changed. Xubuntu is not as
light as Lubuntu. Even with Lubuntu and after enabling zRAM by default, the
team decided not to go for 256MB when running the desktop session (Try
However, if you really want to get that LOW (256MB RAM), then I would
suggest to enable zRAM by default - just to enable 'zram-config' which is
already in the repositories.
And, by the way, if you think the user should create a swap partition so
that installing on 256MB of RAM could be possible, then guess GParted
should be exist by default ;) I couldn't find it on the Live Session
anywhere, not even on the search. I could not even install it from the
Terminal because the session crashed.
Summary: 256MB is NOT the Minimum System Requirement for Xubuntu. It should
Tests will continue, just thought to send this for now :)
I will send a full report later.
"All of us are smarter than any one of us."
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