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Old 04-22-2007, 12:06 PM   #1
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Minimum HW specs for installing K/Xubuntu?


Anyone know authoritative online documentation for the miminum hardware specs required for installing both Feisty Fawn 7.04 Ubuntu alternates, Kubuntu and Xubuntu ??
Did a search and just found
- http://www.kubuntu.org/documentation.php and http://www.kubuntu.org/faq.php for Kubuntu
- http://xubuntu.org/help for Xubuntu

All these listed, were to IRC, Online Forums other than LQ, and separate mailing lists.

TY for any more definitive pointers here
 
Old 04-22-2007, 11:35 PM   #2
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The release notes for each release contains the hardware requirements.
 
Old 04-24-2007, 01:10 PM   #3
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Results of Search

Following the suggestion to check for "release notes", performed a Google search for both
Kubuntu "release notes"
-and-
Xubuntu "release notes"


The eventual "authoritative" miminum hardware specs for each of these ubuntu's came from
http://www.kubuntu.org/announcements/7.04-release.php
-and-
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingXubuntu

From first link,
Quote:
Requirements
* CDs require 700MB media.
* Desktop install requires at least 256MB of RAM and 3GB of available hard drive space.
* Server install requires at least 64MB of RAM and 500MB of available hard drive space.

Kubuntu is available for download on two types of images. These images are:
* Desktop CD: The desktop CD includes a live system which allows you to try Kubuntu without changing your computer at all, and provides you with the option to install it permanently. This is the most common type of CD image that is downloaded, as the installation process is easier for new users. You will need at least 256MB of RAM to install from this CD.
* Alternate CD: The alternate CD allows you to perform custom or expert, installations of Kubuntu. It is required for setting up automated deployments, upgrading from older installations without network access, LVM and/or RAID partitioning, installing GRUB (Boot Loader) to a location other than the Master Boot Record and for systems with less than 256MB of RAM.
From second link,
Quote:
Requirements
* Your computer, of any architecture (which is to say, any manufacturer -- Apple, Intel or AMD64)
* An Ubuntu, Kubuntu or Edubuntu (or Xubuntu, although that may defeat the purpose of this guide ) installation CD or DVD appropriate for your architecture
* An Internet connection (preferably a fast one; you're going to be downloading a lot of material)
* One human being to type the commands

Using the live CD
Live CDs (or desktop CDs, as they are now called) are ill-suited to this task; the process involves installing a minimal system, which the live CD installer is not prepared to do.

Disk space
Disk space will require around 300Mb for the initial "server" installation plus another 250Mb for downloaded packages and 900Mb once decompressed and configured. In all, a Xubuntu system needs less than 1.5Gb of hard drive space to function normally.

Memory
Xubuntu (and XFCE on the whole) is noted for lighter system requirements. A Xubuntu system will generally boot on less than 64Mb of memory, and will run comfortably on a machine with 128Mb or less installed.

Processor speed
There is no minimum speed requirement, although you may notice a drop in performance on systems running at less than 500Mhz.
For Xubuntu, also found through a Google search, http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/xubuntu

Not certain, though, whether the latter minimum HW specs for Xubuntu are entirely up-to-date with Feisty Fawn 7.04

Last edited by nycace36; 04-24-2007 at 01:12 PM.
 
Old 04-24-2007, 01:36 PM   #4
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The Xubuntu website has the release notes, which point you to the download page, which indicates:

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Minimum system requirements

To run the Desktop CD (LiveCD + Install CD), you need 128 MB RAM to run or 192 MB RAM to install. The Alternate Install CD only required you to have 64 MB RAM.

To install Xubuntu, you need 1.5 GB of free space on your hard disk.

Once installed, Xubuntu can run with 64 MB RAM, but it is strongly recommended to use at least 128 MB RAM.
 
Old 04-25-2007, 05:15 AM   #5
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They recommend 3GB of average space to be able to lodge the updates and installation of programs.
 
  


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