Ubuntu ???

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Apr 13 09:10:43 CEST 2019

On Fri, 2019-04-12 at 16:43 -0700, ToddAndMargo wrote:
> Does Ubuntu have a live Xfce spins like Fedora does?
> Not finding any live anything over on Ubuntu's web site


I'm using the Xubuntu 18.10 live DVD myself, to backup my Ubuntu 16.10,
Arch Linux and all my data.

A while back I wrote a script that downloads Ubuntu desktop flavour ISO,
the public Ubuntu keys and finally checks the downloaded ISO against a
signed checksum.

To use this script for downloading Xubuntu 18.10 you should have at
least a little bit more than 1.4 G available space in /tmp.

   df -h | grep /tmp | awk {'print $4'}

shows the available space.

Save the attached script.

Open a terminal and change the directory to the location where you saved
the script, for example

   cd Desktop/

Make the script executable by running

   chmod a+x luamd64_1610.sh

Run the script

   ./luamd64_1610.sh xubuntu 18.10

you get this:

   Usage: ./luamd64_1610.sh [FLAVOUR [RELEASE]]
   'luamd64' gets the 'l'atest 'u'buntu desktop flavour 'amd64' iso for you.

     The default flavour is ubuntu-mate.
     The default release is 16.10.

   Other desktop flavours available for at least 16.10


   Root can't run this script.

   mkdir /tmp/xubuntu-18.10-desktop-amd64-20190413-083757

   Press a key to continue
Follow the advices ^^^^^^^

The list of available Ubuntu desktop flavours is outdated. I don't
maintain this script. However, it still works, at least for
Xubuntu 18.10 and some other, too.

After that you still need to press 5 times a key, until you get to

   The following validation might take a while
   sha256sum -c SHA256SUMS 2>&1 | grep OK     

   Press a key to finish

The output should be

   xubuntu-18.10-desktop-amd64.iso: OK

if you get

   xubuntu-18.10-desktop-amd64.iso: Validation failed

the ISO is corrupted.

The ISO is located in /tmp/xubuntu-18.10-desktop-amd64-*-*.

   ls -hAl /tmp/xubuntu-18.10-desktop-amd64-*-*
   total 1.5G
   -rw-r--r-- 1 rocketmouse rocketmouse  195 Oct 18 13:12 SHA256SUMS
   -rw-r--r-- 1 rocketmouse rocketmouse  916 Oct 18 13:12 SHA256SUMS.gpg
   -rw-r--r-- 1 rocketmouse rocketmouse 1.5G Oct 18 01:08 xubuntu-18.10-desktop-amd64.iso

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