[sf-lug] Booting Lubuntu from USB

Grant Bowman grantbow at ubuntu.com
Sat Jan 12 23:21:44 PST 2013


I think a simple "sudo apt-get install lubuntu" on the existing
machine will do the trick too, though that package name might be not
quite right.

Grant


On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 11:15 PM, Ken Shaffer <kenshaffer80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Try one of the mini.iso downloads, ranging in size from 10-28 Meg from the
> link:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD
> Ken
>
> On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 9:31 PM, Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am trying to boot from a USB with Lubuntu on an older machine with 512
>> MB of RAM.  That machine is currently running Ubuntu 12.04 Unity, which is a
>> little slow, so I want to try to install Lunbuntu.  I have downloaded a copy
>> of Lubuntu onto a USB stick, and confirmed that it is bootable on another
>> machine.  But the machine that I am trying to install it on, a Dell
>> Dimension 4400 with 512 MB of RAM, won't boot from the USB stick.
>>
>> I went into the BIOS, and set up the boot order with "removable dev" as
>> the first boot device, and the hard drive as the last boot device.  The
>> machine just goes through all of the boot devices, ignoring the removable
>> USB stick and eventually boots from the hard drive.
>>
>> I have tried to load Lubuntu onto a CD, but unfortunately, it is about 756
>> MB of RAM, and the CDs that I have handy are only 700 MB CDs.  I would
>> really like to use Lubnutu, as opposed to a smaller ISO image, such as
>> MacPup, but I fear that I am running out of options for this machine.  Any
>> suggestions are welcome.  Thanks in advance.
>>
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