[xubuntu-users] Xubuntu 14.04 released!

David Walland davidwalland at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 18 10:16:41 UTC 2014

Can one pre-load the iso onto the hard drive and boot from there?  I have
the kit to read/write to an external hard drive via a USB port and was
wondering about whether this is a way of loading a newer version of the
X/L/Ubuntu family on my old laptops which can't handle DVD nor boot from
USB.  Any ideas on what should be done to prevent over-writing etc during
the process?

My oldest laptops don't even have ethernet (although if I can find the
right edge-interfacing - 124 contact - modem/ethernet card, I have the
possibility of an upgrade - anyone know which ones would fit Toshiba
Satellite 1710CDS machines?).

The point with these is that they can be upgraded surprisingly far, very
cheaply (£10 - £15 will buy a faster Pentium chip and much more memory than
the machine is "supposed" to handle; never believe the stated maximum
memory or HDD size), making them quite usable with a USB wifi dongle and
Xubuntu or other Linux on them.  This would allow people who can't afford
to buy a machine to have a functioning one and access to the internet -
something we're planning locally.


David Walland

On 18 April 2014 03:28, Fred Roller <fredroller66 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 04/17/2014 05:59 PM, Peter Flynn wrote:
>> On 04/17/2014 10:13 PM, MR ZenWiz wrote:
>>> It appears from the size of thees images that we are now beyond CD
>>> capability?
>> That would be a great pity. I regularly encounter machines that will run
>> Xubuntu but which have a BIOS that has no USB-boot option, so a CD is
>> required.
>> ///Peter
>>  same here.  I deal with introducing linux to under privileged community
> , via xubuntu, and the machines they have access to often don't boot usb
> which at that age means no dvd but cd.  The cure I end up with is burning a
> Plop cd which will find the usb thumbdrive for installation.  For those
> interested in this approach:
> http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/index.html
> Handy tool.  Still wish there was a <700 mb version or will they release a
> net install iso Xubuntu?
> Fred
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