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Re: apologies


On Mon, 01 Mar 2010 23:05:34 -0000, Phill Whiteside <phillw@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


a thousand apologies, got some family matters, so have lost the plot a bit
as to where everything is up to. So, if I say where I am up to could some
one tell me what would be of the most help.

1) Currently on my desktop is the alpha3 iso. (yes, I HAVE deleted the
2) I currently use a 2GB memory stick and run with persistance.
3) I also have a 512MB memory stick that is sat doing very little, if that would be of any use in testing lower specification installation / test on.
Can’t think of a use for it.

3) I have now set up a partition now set up (10 GB) for an installation,
either via USB install, or I have a CD-RW's that my laptop is quite happy
with as 'Boot' media.
I’d go with the CD install as the machines this is aimed at won’t boot off USB Flash drives.

My laptop is a single core Intel Celeron M 440 (1 GB RAM) As I already have
9.10 and 'main' 10.04 Ubuntu, an installation will, unless I am told
otherwise how to do it "see" my 1GB /swap area
That doesn’t matter as it will only use the swap it needs.

I'm still very new to testing, so would need, for example ..

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lernid-devs/lernid-releases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lernid

The PPA you’d need is ppa:lubuntu-desktop/ppa

Or something similar to add repositories / updates

I note that lubuntu stuff is hitting the main lucid updates, but last time I
tried it the system wanted to give me ALL the lucid updates, there was a
comment of using --safe,
I always do:-
	sudo apt-get update
	sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
so anything that needs to be uninstalled is. If anything gets fouled up it isn’t a massive job to reinstall.

I will have about 11:00 --> 16:00 GMT (UCT) available to test things out on.
I do have access to a Win XP laptop, but it is only XP Home, so I am not
sure what help that may be for testing things like samba
WinXP is OK for testing samba, I’ve been testing with win98. It’s not likely the users Lubuntu is aimed at will have XP Pro.

Sorry to sound like the n00b that I am, list of instructions - what you want
testing and I'll get it done !!!
Just do what you normally do with a computer. I’ve copied some documents, PDFs, photos, music across and I’m editing those making copies and doing all the things you would normally do. You can also alter the system settings, change themes, fonts, etc. Install other programs, such as games or what ever you normally use, see what space they take up, what dependencies they have. Check printers and scanners work. Check CDs burn OK.
And have fun :D