Lubuntu iso files are oversized for CD disks

Bug #1481259 reported by sudodus
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
lubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

All Lubuntu 14.04.3 i386 iso files for old computers are oversized or CD disks. Even the alternate iso file is oversized, which is very bad. There will be problems to install 14.04.3 via a standard 700 MB CD disk (the limit is actually 703 Mibibytes).

 $ newfiles
Usage /home/sudodus/bin/newfiles <days> # default 1 day
#perms size date time file-name
-rw------- 706M 2015-08-03 19:48 "trusty-alternate-i386.iso"
-rw------- 716M 2015-08-03 20:01 "trusty-desktop-i386.iso"

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: lubuntu-desktop 0.55
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-25.26~14.04.1-generic 3.19.8-ckt2
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-25-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.11
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.340.1
CurrentDesktop: LXDE
Date: Tue Aug 4 09:35:28 2015
LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Beta i386 (20150803.1)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: lubuntu-meta
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :
description: updated
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Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in lubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Phill Whiteside (phillw) wrote :

phillw@piglet:~/Desktop/ISOs$ ls -l tr*iso
-rw------- 1 phillw kvm 760217600 Aug 3 19:44 trusty-alternate-amd64.iso
-rw------- 1 phillw kvm 740294656 Aug 3 19:48 trusty-alternate-i386.iso
-rw------- 1 phillw phillw 762314752 Aug 3 19:58 trusty-desktop-amd64.iso
-rw------- 1 phillw phillw 750780416 Aug 3 20:01 trusty-desktop-i386.iso

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Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

Same for the 14.04.x dailies for PPC Desktop.

$ ls -lh 2016-02-10-trusty-desktop-powerpc.iso
-rw-rw-r-- 1 lars lars 788M Feb 10 18:08 2016-02-10-trusty-desktop-powerpc.iso

There appears to be no Alternate.

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Phill Whiteside (phillw) wrote :

All desktop images require DVD / USB. Alternate images are maintained at CD size. The extra stuff Ubiquity has simply pushes the image oversize.

Changed in lubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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