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README.txt 2011-09-19 4.3 kB 77 weekly downloads
Portable_Ubuntu_V4_slimLZM2_091311.md5 2011-09-17 74 Bytes 44 weekly downloads
Portable_Ubuntu_V4_slimLZM2_091311.exe 2011-09-13 1.5 GB 324324 weekly downloads
Since the version of Ubuntu used in the "TRES" version of pubuntu is no longer supported by Ubuntu, I Have built a version that was upgraded to Ubuntu 10.4 LTS(long term support). There were numberous problems after the upgrade. The fixes included are: * Version 4 slimLZM2 U10.4 - Compressed with 7-zip Ultimate compression method, LZM2 algorithm - Ubuntu 10.4.3 LTS (Lucid Lynx) - COlinux 0.7.9 (kernel 2.6.33.7-co-0.7.9 stable release 2/16/11) - root filesystem about 3.5gb - Cygwin, Cygwin/X 1.7 - console keyboard configured for USA layout. - Ubuntu Screensaver disabled to prevent X server from going into a CPU loop. - Fixed Plymouth aborts by mounting /dev as tmpfs in fstab - Fixed Xauth bad command by stripping screen number in display variable(.profile) and added entries for colinux gateway to /etc/hosts. - Fixed missing console output and gnome panel with disabled shutdown button by disabling plymouth*.conf files. - Added sym link for dos2unix to fromdos (needed by postmount_pubuntu.sh) - run postmount_pubuntu.sh under bash to avoid "- e" being added to fstab. - Note: readahead exit status 4 can be ignored (due to mount points not required for the boot) - Disable screen clear on console (TTY1) so output visible. - Remove Office software, games, and reduce free space on root to approximately 10% to reduce transfer time of compressed distribution. I am making this release available for others to use in files section of this Project. The names of the Files are: Portable_Ubuntu_V4_slimLZM2_091311.EXE Portable_Ubuntu_V4_slimLZM2_091311.md5 You can use a utility like MD5SUM or HASHCALC to verify that all of the file got downloaded correctly (the .md5 file above contains the hash for the .exe file). If all the files are in the same directory you can use the following command line: md5sum -c Portable_Ubuntu_V4_081411.md5 It should print "OK" if the file is correctly downloaded. It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you do NOT skip this verification step as the probability of a transmission error is higher with large file downloads. Run the .EXE file by double clicking on it and it will ask where you want to put the decompressed files. After all the files are decompressed you can run portable Ubuntu by double clicking on the pubuntu.exe file in top level directory that the files were decompressed to. The configuration file still has the memory specified as 254 and was tested to run on a Pentium 4 with 1gb of memory. You may want to increase the memory size is you have more available. Also, the keyboard was set to the US layout for the console. If you need a different layout, using the following command in the console window: sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup Also, the ubuntu screen saver has been deactivated to prevent the X-windows server from going into a CPU loop. Windows has its own screensaver, so there is no need to have more than one screensaver active. I believe that most of the problems reported on the previous version are fixed in this version (V4). If you find any that are not, please report it. If you have problems with the installation of pubuntu V4 report them in the forum. If you have problems with Ubuntu check the Ubuntu forums before reporting it here. If you have problems with Colinux, check the Colinux mailing list or wiki before reporting it here. Note: the .exe file scanned for viruses with Kaspersky 2012 and is free of any viruses. My testing indicates that it takes about 3 hours to download from sourceforge and about 20 minutes to decompress the distribution. Note: you may want to install office software after decompressing as it removed to make the distribution smaller. Before installing additional software it may need to expand the root image/partition. You may use the toporesize utility "tfile" on windows to expand the container: tfile device:\...\images\rootfs.img new_size new_size is in megabytes. Then boot pubuntu and run resize2fs to expand the file system to fill the full partition. Consult the help forum for a more detail description of the process of expanding the root image. -Bob
Source: README.txt, updated 2011-09-19