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    Re: One Button Installer, 'OBI'

    There is a new and special version of the 9w installer, the OBI-9w installer

    This version is made for very old computers without PAE capability. The One Button Installer in run from the 9w installer's debian system. Now there is a super light-weight installer, that can

    - install from CD, DVD and USB
    - create not only single boot but also dual boot systems.

    Prepare partitions with Gparted and run the One Button Installer at the advanced level to create dual boot or multi boot system.

    There are special tarballs for the 9w installer, and these tarballs come with the iso file.

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    Re: One Button Installer, 'OBI'

    Installer for really old computers

    There is a new iso file of the OBI-9w installer which is up to date with a new version of phillw's non-pae kernel and updated/dist-upgraded packages:

    obi_Trusty-nonpae-txt5-9w.iso

    that you find at http://phillw.net/isos/linux-tools/9w

    Edit: See the instructions at this wiki page http://help.ubuntu.com/community/9w
    Last edited by sudodus; July 5th, 2014 at 08:54 PM.

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    Re: One Button Installer, 'OBI'

    Tarballs for old computers

    Two new tarballs are created for the One Button Installer. They are up to date with a new version of phillw's non-pae kernel and updated/dist-upgraded packages:

    Lubuntu_14.04oem-npae5.tar.xz # in OEM mode, password: 123456, contains several tweaks

    Trusty-nonpae-txt5.tar.xz # user: guru, password: changeme

    Use this link http://phillw.net/isos/one-button-installer

    These tarballs contains PhillW's 32-bit non-pae kernel and can be used with most Intel/AMD CPUs including Pentium M and Celeron M processors. The non-pae kernel does not manage memory above 2 GB well (but it is seldom a problem with old hardware). The generic (pae) kernel is better when there is more than 2 GB RAM. See these links

    More details about the OEM tarball

    Please help us test Lubuntu with Phill's non-pae kernel

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    Re: One Button Installer, 'OBI'

    Version 2.5 of the One Button Installer

    Version 2.5 is released. It is mainly a bug-fix update from 2.3 (and 2.4 OBI-9w) including updated pdf documents. The operating system (14.04 LTS) is also updated/upgraded.

    New feature: the starter menu will set the default item (command line) in a logical way prompting to download and select tarball, select OBI level and then install a system. Two-digit partition numbers (/dev/sda10 ...) are recognized at the advanced OBI level.

    USB 3 pendrives with at least 8 GB are recommended for this version with Lubuntu desktop. 4 GB pendrives are still possible for the text version. See also this link

    Howto help USB boot drives


    Use this link https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OBI

    -o-

    Edit: In addition to the compressed dd image file and tarball of the OBI version 2.5 with 32-bit generic PAE kernels, there is now also a compressed dd image file with a non-pae kernel by phillw

    dd_blank-obi_7.8GB_25_LubuntuTrusty_nonpae.img.xz
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    Re: One Button Installer, 'OBI'

    Version 2.6:

    This version is a major improvement, implemented for ToriOS but not published here.



    • dynamic focus in the starter menu
    • improved recognition of devices (using the function list_drives)
    • final warning screen with red background
    • improved help function


    Version 2.7:

    This version is a bug-fix and polishing update of the starter script. Current mkusb and mkusb-nox are installed and there are updated pdf documents. The operating system (14.04.1 LTS) is also updated/upgraded to the current date (2014-12-28).

    Use this link https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OBI
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    Re: One Button Installer, 'OBI'

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

    An alternative that you might want to test, is to use the One Button Installer to install a mini system (originally made from Ubuntu 14.04 mini.iso) with a menu to select installing various light (ultra light to medium light) desktop environments. It installs a portable system even as a text based system.

    The following tarball contains phillw's nonpae kernel, made during last summer to be used with very old computers.

    Trusty-nonpae-txt5.tar.xz


    This tarball was updated/upgraded today to the following tarball, and the kernel was replaced with the current generic pae kernel and comes with the boot option forcepae to run with most 32-bit processors and be able to update the kernel, also with Pentium M and Celeron M.

    Trusty-mini-txt6.tar.xz


    The screenshots were made when Lubuntu Core was installed in a computer with Pentium M, booted without the boot option forcepae (removed). It boots from grub, but cannot update the kernel, so supplying forcepae makes it more convenient for the end user (you). Running in text mode needs only 39 MiB RAM in that computer, while running in the Lubuntu DE needs approximately 150 MiB.

    -o-

    This standard version of the One Button Installer works only from mass storage devices (USB pendrives, but also from IDE drives and SATA drives). And you can install in one computer and port the drive to another computer. See the following link for more details.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OBI
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    Re: One Button Installer, 'OBI'

    Version 2.9:


    version 2.9: selects tarballs depending on the version (12.04 LTS or 14.04 LTS)


    • improved 'dltbl' - to download tarballs
      • selecting repository for tarballs depending on the version of the system underneath the OBI (12.04 LTS or 14.04 LTS)
      • some bug-fixes: modified for-loops and md5check

    • improved 'confirm-partition' - pre-selected root and swap partitions should *not* be mounted
    • a text based One Button Installer based on Ubuntu mini.iso 12.04 LTS is released



    Select one of the compressed image files (in order to use the One Button Installer. See more details at the first post of this thread).

    Code:
    dd_blank-obi_4GB_23_text.img.xz                    # if you need a really small system    (324MiB)
    dd_blank-obi_7.8GB_25_LubuntuTrusty_nonpae.img.xz  # if you need a non-pae kernel         (677MiB)
    dd_blank-obi_7.8GB_27_LubuntuTrusty.img.xz         # current main choice for most cases   (696MiB)
    dd_precise-obi_4GB_29_text.img.xz                  # to install tarballs made for precise (183MiB)

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