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Re: plymouth


On Sat, 2 Oct 2010 20:37:20 +0100
Phill Whiteside <phillw@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hiyas,
> just my 2 cents worth.
> <start rant>
> Lubuntu does not need a 'fancy' boot screen, it delays the booting and uses
> resources on older (as in low spec RAM / CPU) machines. Lubuntu is
> *not* Xubuntu,
> and we should never try to be so. I've just had a report that the cd does
> not want to work with our previous minimal RAM setting for using Ubiquity of
> 160MB. The slide shows in ubiquity may have caused a problem, or Ubiquity
> may have gotten more bloated. I am only reporting back what has been
> reported.
> How are we to spread lubuntu, that needs 128MB of RAM if you cannot install
> it unless you have something like 256MB?
Some findings, relating to installation.
With a video card the latest beta installs with 160 MiB on a 700MHz machine but, very slowly, around four hours . Some 8 hours quicker than OpenSUSE LXDE.  At 384 MiB Lubuntu is down to just under 2 hours, some 8 hours quicker than OpenSUSE LXDE, while Fedora takes just an hour.
For some reason more than 256MiB of RAM is needed for Lubuntu to install with Intel on board video.
I think we need a text based installer.
I’ll experiment a bit more, if my patience doesn’t run out :)

Steve Cook (Yorvyk)


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