Lubuntu install on windows XP?

Jozzey

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I've followed many tutorials to try and get Lubuntu to boot on my old windows xp computer. it is above all of the minimum specs.
The process i followed:
1. I downloaded the file from the lubuntu website named: lubuntu-16.04.1-alternate-i386.iso
2. i downloaded rufus 2.18 (latest version supported by windows xp)
3. inserted empty usb drive (formatted to FAT32)
4. used rufus to do what it does. (I'm not 100% sure what rufus does, but in rufus I selected the empty USB stick and the Lubuntu file. It then but varios files onto the usb stick and changed the name to the same name as the original lubuntu file.
5. reset and set things in bios to boot from USB-HDD (there was also another menu where i could choose where to boot from, i also but that on USB-HDD)
6. Boots windows XP like nothing happened.


If someone can show me a video or tell me what im doing wrong/the correct method please do.
 


Nelson Muntz

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1. I downloaded the file from the lubuntu website named: lubuntu-16.04.1-alternate-i386.iso
Lubuntu 16.04 is no longer supported.

Lubuntu 16.04 LTS will be supported until April 2019, with three years of support.


Please note that this is the final point release in the 16.04 series, and is only supported until April 2019.
 

LorenDB

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Lubuntu 16.04 is no longer supported.

Lubuntu 16.04 LTS will be supported until April 2019, with three years of support.


Please note that this is the final point release in the 16.04 series, and is only supported until April 2019.
...he has a 32 bit computer...
 

Nelson Muntz

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...he has a 32 bit computer...
We don't know what type of computer the OP has because the OP has not posted any system specs make and model and processor or amount of memory etc.

We do know that the OP has a 32 bit Windows XP OS and that is all.

32 bit or 64 bit computer doesn't change the fact the Lubuntu 16.04 is no longer supported.
There are Linux distros that are 32 bit and supported and using an unsupported OS isn't smart.

This is why it's pertant that all new Linux users should learn some pre Linux how to to know to use a supported distro.

Have a look.

Lubuntu 18.04 offers 32 bit and still supported until April 2021

 
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Jozzey

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My computer is running windows xp professional, it has an intel core 2 duo, 2 usb ports in front, 4 on the back. it has 0.99 gb of ram. i cannot find what kind of computer, definitely prebuilt. F9 takes me to xpressrecovery2, where it tells me i do not have xpressrecovery 2.
del take me to bios setup/q-flash and f12 takes me to a boot menu.

putting the usb into the second usb port in the front does not change anything. The compputer has a disc drive, but i have no disc that can fit lubuntu.

I can try using a different version of lubuntu after work. In the mean time if someone tells me which version is best for me it would be much aprieciated.

(I am unsure if pc 32 bit or 64 bit)
 


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