The graphical installation system requires more RAM than lubuntu needs to run. If you have less than 160MB RAM you cannot use the graphical installation. Below is how to use the Command Line Installation. Firstly you need to install the minimal ubuntu iso (mini.iso) 32 Bit Mini Iso [See note 1]. A couple of notes on the minimal installation:
- You need an ethernet connection
- At the "boot:" prompt, press the Enter key.
- Select "Command Line Install".
Select your language & country/territory.
- Detect your keyboard layout. (You will be asked to press some keys.)
- Specify hostname for your system. (For use on the network.)
- Choose your archive mirror for downloading the base system from.
- Partitioning - Most will simply want 'Guided - use entire disk'. [See note 2] for other options.
- Updates - Select 'No Automatic Updates' [See note 3].
- Let it install Grub onto the disk.
Other than that, just answer the questions as you are asked. Once you have the minimal install running and have signed in we can add the lubuntu part of it.
sudo apt-get install python-software-properties sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-desktop/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends lubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get autoclean cd /var/cache/apt/archives sudo rm *
The last command removes all the install files for lubuntu, you can safely ignore an error message that says that partial is a directory.
When the computer restarts sign on with the user you set up via mini-install.The team are working on a minimal installation cd.
If you are sure you have a 64Bit system, you can use the 64Bit Mini Iso. For how to burn an iso, Burning an ISO has details on the programmes and instructions (Use something like 4X write speed), there is a screen cast for using xfburn at Burning CDs/DVDs (using XFBurn)).
For options on partitioning: Partitioning with Ubuntu
- Lubuntu does not use Automatic Updates at present.