Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Xubuntu 16.04 AMD_64 LiveUSB

Threaded View

  1. #1
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Columbia, Maryland USA
    Posts
    1,631

    Xubuntu 16.04 AMD_64 LiveUSB

    .
    Used Windows 7 to locate, select & download 1.2 Gb Xubuntu 16.04 AMD_64 LiveUSB iso.
    Used Windows 7 and UUI, Universal USB Installer, to create a LiveUSB on an 8 Gb Fat-32-
    .....formatted Class 10 SDHC, with ~3 Gb persistence.
    Xubuntu iso contains 1161 Mb squashfs linux which includes inxi, apt, GParted,
    .....Firefox 45.0, LibreOffice 5.1.2, libc6 2.23 and Linux kernel 4.4.0.
    Xubuntu uses overlayfs to combine ro and rw material in ram. Uses systemd throughout.
    Windows 7 uses legacy boot. UEFI boot option available, but not tested here.

    Used external wifi to download Synaptic, after reloading Synaptic, disabled ubiquity
    .....and brought-in ttf-mscorefonts and b43-fwcutter & installer. Upgraded Firefox
    .....from 45.0 to 47.0 to get away from Flash. Removed external wifi.
    Set & reset router password as needed. Re-arranged favorites on Xfce whisker menu.
    Set desktop time format and location to %l:%M %P and America/New_York respectively.
    Brought-in .bash_aliases, ChezHoye bookmark material & Hiroshige print.
    Adjusted Firefox browser homepage to ChezHoye, adjusted font sizes & deleted underlines.
    Set desktop background to Hiroshige print & adjusted vertical gradient background.
    Used Mouse & Touchpad gui to disable touchpad because of interference with typing.
    Initially used ~ 400 Mb of persistence with upgrade, downloads & tweaks.

    85 seconds to browser on-line; 14 seconds to shut-down.
    By default, no ctrl-alt-backspace to restart X.
    dmesg notes 'scanning for low-memory corruption once/minute; at least during boot; also
    .....declares usb corrupted by improper shutdown, needing fsck & warns about ACPI bug.
    md5sums for grub.cfg & loopback.cfg fail; 310 other md5sums are OK.

    Summary of Xubuntu, as a LiveUSB:
    Small footprint iso, but somewhat slow to load & shut-down.
    Ubuntu paradigm live usb: uses squashfs for basic OS & overlayfs to provide persistence.
    Automatically recognized all my Dell laptop hardware, including; keyboard, display, audio,
    .....video, mice, wifi, clock, ram, cpu & all storage media.
    Accommodates Broadcom wifi; may be slightly less sensitive than some other linuxes.
    Very responsive, attractive, minimal-but-adequate Xfce desktop with essential apps,
    .....plus ready access to other apps if needed.
    Clever, elegant whisker menu; Firefox Oracle Flash replaced with Cisco H264.

    Xubuntu 16.04 AMD_64 has a lot to offer as a LiveUSB in a small package.
    .....A good substitute for a missing 'CD-size' Knoppix, IMO.
    Last edited by utu; 06-27-2016 at 02:36 AM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Lenovo ThinkBook 15-IIL 15.6” FHD Laptop Core i5 16GB RAM 256GB SSD Windows 11 picture

Lenovo ThinkBook 15-IIL 15.6” FHD Laptop Core i5 16GB RAM 256GB SSD Windows 11

$299.99



Lenovo Laptop Computer ThinkPad 14

Lenovo Laptop Computer ThinkPad 14" Core i5 8GB RAM 256GB SSD WiFi Windows 10 PC

$172.30



Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Laptop 14

Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Laptop 14" FHD Core i5 16GB RAM 256GB SSD Windows 11 Pro

$219.99



Lenovo Ideapad 1 15Amn7 15.6

Lenovo Ideapad 1 15Amn7 15.6" Laptop Ryzen 3 7320U 8GB 256GB SSD W11H-64

$199.99



Lenovo 100e Laptop PC Computer 11.6

Lenovo 100e Laptop PC Computer 11.6" Windows 10 Celeron 4GB RAM 64GB SSD

$74.99



Lenovo IP 5 16IAU7 16

Lenovo IP 5 16IAU7 16" 2.5K Chromebook i3-1215U 8GB Ram 128GB eMMC Chrome OS

$219.99



Lenovo ThinkPad E450 Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz 8GB RAM 500GB HDD Win 10 Pro picture

Lenovo ThinkPad E450 Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz 8GB RAM 500GB HDD Win 10 Pro

$75.00



Lenovo Legion Pro 5i 16

Lenovo Legion Pro 5i 16" Gaming Laptop RTX 4070 8GB i9-13900HX 16GB RAM 1TB SSD

$1399.99



~CD/DVD DRIVE~15.6

~CD/DVD DRIVE~15.6" Lenovo ThinkPad Laptop PC: Intel i5 16GB RAM 512GB SSD

$189.99



~10th Gen~ 15.6

~10th Gen~ 15.6" Lenovo ThinkPad Laptop PC: 16GB of RAM 512GB SSD Win 11 Pro

$279.95