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    HP/Compaq 8510

    I am trying to install Ubuntu on an older laptop to give to my son. The laptop is a HP/Compaq 8510, with Windows XP. I have downloaded the 13.10 ISO, but it is too big to burn to a CD, and the Laptop will not boot from a USB-stick. What is the recommended way to proceed? Should I fall back to the 12.04 ISO and then upgrade, or is there a way to make a smaller 13.10 ISO which will fit on a 800mb CD-ROM.

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    Re: Making the ISO smaller...

    Have a look at plop to boot your usb stick. You can install it on either mbr of hard drive or floppy drive.
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    Re: Making the ISO smaller...

    Or install the base system using the mini .iso, and build from there.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...tion/MinimalCD

    The mini .iso installs a command-line only system.
    After you boot into the command line environment, use the command sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop to download and install the rest of the Ubuntu environment that is on the too-big .iso.

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    Re: Making the ISO smaller...

    If system is so old as to not boot a flash drive it may not be able to run full Ubuntu.
    How much RAM and what video card/chip. Unity needs decent video to run.

    You may work with Lubuntu or Xubuntu.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/GetLubuntu
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Making the ISO smaller...

    Got fast internet? You could also use the mini iso (only 30MB).

    Just do a command line install. Then run this command after the mini install:
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    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
    That will give you a full blown desktop install. I guess you feel your HP is capable of running Unity.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...tion/MinimalCD

    https://www.google.com/search?client...utf-8&oe=utf-8

    The mini iso can also be used to install Lubuntu and Xubuntu.

    Edit: I took too long to post, this has been covered

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    Re: Making the ISO smaller...

    Quote Originally Posted by john-m-ellsworth View Post
    I am trying to install Ubuntu on an older laptop to give to my son. The laptop is a HP/Compaq 8510, with Windows XP. I have downloaded the 13.10 ISO, but it is too big to burn to a CD, and the Laptop will not boot from a USB-stick. What is the recommended way to proceed? Should I fall back to the 12.04 ISO and then upgrade, or is there a way to make a smaller 13.10 ISO which will fit on a 800mb CD-ROM.
    I'm a little surprised that you can't boot using the usb port. Is your the 8510P version?

    Here is some info about HP booting USB devices.

    Also the cpu isn't that bad:
    Processor Intel® Centrino® with vPro™ technology
    • Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7700
    • 2.40 GHz , 4 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz Front Side Bus
    • Intel® Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth2.0+
    And then the video:
    Graphic Subsystem Name ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2600
    Graphic Subsystem Video Card Memory 256 MB of video memory (512 MB HyperMemory)
    boot_info_script | AMD64 Athlon X2 Dual-Core - nVidia Geforce 6150 SE - 4GB DDR3

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    Re: Making the ISO smaller...

    I have an much older (not HP) T5500 core2 system with only 1.5GB of RAM. It boots from flash drive and does run full Ubuntu althogh I turn Unity off and run fallback or the old menu system like gnome2. I also have the 64 bit version and occasssionally have it use swap if I try to load too much at once. One larger app like Firefox & opening text files& terminal work, but adding anything else I see it stop for a couple of seconds.

    Some computers will not show booting from USB, but actually will boot flash drive on USB port as another hard drive. But flash drive has to be seen as bootable to work.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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