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Mini system with a menu to select installing DE

Mini text based system with a menu to select installing various light desktop environments

Use the One Button Installer to install a mini system (originally made from Ubuntu 16.04 mini.iso) with a menu to select installing various (ultra light via medium to full size) desktop environments. It installs a portable text based system (with a portable wired network).

Xenial-32-txt.tar.xz contains a Xenial 32-bit (i386) mini system created 2016-04-26. It is old; try a newer version.

Xenial-32-txt_date-stamp_intel.tar.xz contains a Xenial 32-bit (i386) mini system created during 'date-stamp'. The 'intel' text indicates that the system contains the package 'xserver-xorg-video-intel', which makes the system work will some old Intel graphics chips.

Login and password

user:     guru
password: changeme

Please change the password.

Compressed image file

dd_X32-dus-lxde-Intl_2017-06-13_4GB.img.xz was made up to date with all program packages June 13, 2017. Features of the corresponding 64-bit UEFI-and-BIOS systems have been added: htop, a menu to select text mode font size, the 'tasksel' menu for all the options of the Ubuntu Server and Onboard. This compressed image file is straight-forward to install directly with mkusb or after expansion to an uncompressed image file with any cloning tool, for example Win32 Disk Imager in Windows.

Get it via this link:

dd_X32-dus-lxde-Intl_2017-06-13_4GB.img.xz

The md5sum is

4ad6c6477afc3dba4e6d266ca4bc4a6d  dd_X32-dus-lxde-Intl_2017-06-13_4GB.img.xz

and the file expands to 4 GB on the target drive, so you need a drive with at least 4 GB.

Tarball - Version

X32-Txt-Startx-Intl_2016-06-29.tar.xz was made up to date with all program packages June 29, 2016.

X32-dus-lxde-Intl_2017-06-13_4GB.tar.xz was made up to date with all program packages June 13, 2017.

Features of the corresponding 64-bit UEFI-and-BIOS systems have been added: htop, a menu to select text mode font size, and the 'tasksel' menu for all the options of the Ubuntu Server and Onboard. Normally you should start with the newest version.

  • 'Txt' indicates that the system boots into a text screen.
  • 'Startx' indicates that it can use startx and start the window manager Fluxbox where xterm is available. These program packages are already installed.

  • 'Intl' indicates that the system contains the package 'xserver-xorg-video-intel', which makes the system work will some old Intel graphics chips.
  • 'dus' indicates that mkusb-dus is installed.
  • 'lxde' indicates that the LXDE graphical desktop environment is installed. But the system boots to a text screen, and LXDE can be selected from a menu.

Torrent

You can get the One Button Installer and the tarball X32-Txt-Startx-Intl_2016-06-29.tar.xz via torrent.

See this link, ../torrent

Screenshots

dd_X32-dus-lxde-Intl_2017-06-13_4GB.img.xz and

X32-dus-lxde-Intl_2017-06-13_4GB.tar.xz:

Text mode menu as seen after log in

23-X32-dus-lxde-Intl_2017-06-13_4GB_text-mode-menu.png

LXDE graphical desktop environment with Onboard

23-X32-dus-lxde-Intl_2017-06-13_4GB_running-lxde_900x675.png

Comments and links to screenshots

This 32-bit system boots in BIOS mode and is suitable for old computers. The boot option forcepae can be used in order to make the system able to install, 'dist-upgrade to', new kernels (within the Xenial kernel series) also with Pentium M and Celeron M processors. It is also suitable for middle-aged and newer computers, but not for new computers that run in UEFI mode.

There are text-mode menus, one main menu for some tweaks and one install menu, where all main Ubuntu family desktop environments can be installed. See also the screenshots at the following links,

New tarball for [Ubuntu flavours of] Xenial

Updated system to install [Ubuntu flavours of] Xenial alias 16.04 LTS

UEFI-and-BIOS

Tested and debugged system to install [Ubuntu flavours of] Xenial 32-bit alias 16.04 LTS


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OBI/Xenial-32-txt (last edited 2017-06-14 14:34:28 by ister-kokos)