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Lubuntu 10.04

Please note that the 10.04 release is no longer getting normal security updates. You should still receive kernel updates until the End of Life, but the applications are not maintained, meaning that security breaches will not be fixed.

Using an unsupported release is not recommended for a system containing personal or sensitive information.


Lubuntu is the lightest member of the Ubuntu family, a Pentium II or Celeron system with 128MB of RAM is probably a bottom-line configuration that may yield slow yet usable system with Lubuntu. It should be possible to install and run Lubuntu with less memory, but the result will likely not be suitable for practical use.

For very old hardware (10-15 years): As support for i586 chipsets (these include VIA C3, AMD K6, National Semiconductor and AMD Geode) has been dropped from the kernel and GCC by ubuntu from the 10.10 series onwards, you will need to use the 10.04 release. The error you would see if you have these older chipsets is about missing cmov.

The direct server link can be found at Direct Server.

It is important that you check both the downloaded file and the CD that you make.

Check the downloaded iso

  • Start an LXTerminal session.

  • Go into the directory with the lubuntu-10.04.iso file in it. If you have it on your desktop, then it would be

cd Desktop
  • Check that you are in the correct directory

ls lubuntu-10.04.iso

will return

lubuntu-10.04.iso
  • Once you have confirmed you are in the correct directory carry out the check:

md5sum lubuntu-10.04.iso

It should report back 386a227968cbabc89e1a23b95035160e lubuntu-10.04.iso. If it does not, the download is corrupt and you need to re-download.

After confirming that the file has downloaded okay, you can then burn the cd (help on this can be found at Burning an ISO. There is a screencast for using xfburn at Burning CDs/DVDs (using XFBurn)). Always burn at a slow speed (4X, or slower).

Check the CD

The Self test of the CD reports an error so needs to be done manually.

dd if=/dev/cdrom bs=2048 count=266741 | md5sum

It must also report back the same checksum 386a227968cbabc89e1a23b95035160e if not, the CD has not correctly been created.

More information on how md5checksum works can be found at About md5checksum.

Lubuntu/10.04 (last edited 2013-09-15 10:08:56 by moergaes)