[kwlug-disc] Xubuntu 32bit CD-ROM image?

Colin Mackay zixiekat at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 13:27:56 EDT 2019


I often use the Knoppix live CD for this type of thing... They have 700M CD
images that boot into a desktop with all the usual utilities.

On Sat, Mar 30, 2019, 1:20 PM Khalid Baheyeldin, <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:

> Hello all.
>
> A friend has an ancient IBM Thinkpad 390E for a specific hardware running
> XP SP3
> (interface to car engine computers).
>
> He upgraded the hardware and needs to install XP on it. Problem is the
> partitioning
> is not right. Told him I could give it a try, thinking that using Linux I
> can delete all
> the partitions then XP will go on a clean slate.
>
> The issue is that the 32bit image of Xubuntu (18.04
> <http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/xubuntu-releases/18.04.2/release/>,
> back to 14.04
> <http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/xubuntu-releases/14.04.5/release/>)
> are all DVD images
> with over 900+MB in size, and that fits on a DVD, but not a CD (which this
> laptop has).
> I also think that it cannot boot from USB, since there is no such option
> in the BIOS.
>
> There is 'legacy floppy' in the BIOS. Would that option make it possible
> to boot from USB?
>
> I do have blank CD-ROMs. If someone has a link to an Xubuntu ISO image
> that would
> fit on a CD-ROM, please let me know.
> --
> Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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