Lubuntu 16.04 with Zoneminder 1.30.0 pre-configured DVD or USB

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This readme file is for the Zoneminder 1.30.0/Lubuntu 16.04 Live DVD/USB system.

There is a 64 BIT version of the system. File names:

live-cd.iso live-cd-readme.txt

Direct download the .iso file:!ApMZyp0q7cregdQO8OI_rIIaS-GTBQ

You can burn the files to DVD, start a PC from the DVD and run/install the system.

You can also make a bootable USB. I recommend using Unetbootin ( This is what I used to make a bootable USB. Other programs may work but have not been tested.

When you boot the system Lubuntu will open to the desktop. Should a login page come up enter the user enter "ubuntu" and leave the password blank. You must log into Lubuntu to run the installer! This version contains Network Manager to manage network connections.

Apache, Mariadb Server and Zoneminder 1.30.0 will run on startup.

To access Zoneminder open Firefox and enter http://localhost/zm You can also access Zoneminder from another PC using the IP-Address of the system: http://IP-Address/zm

If your install does not get the DNS servers via DHCP it is likely that a symbolic link is missing. You can set a static IP address with nameservers or create the symbolic link with this entry:

sudo ln -s /run/resolvconf/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf

Zoneminder is configured with one monitor set to a public camera and, if the system has internet access, should be viewable. You may reconfigure this camera to one of your own.

This system contains an installer which you can use to install this fully functioning Lubuntu/Zoneminder system to your hard drive. When installed to your hard drive you can access Zoneminder using Firefox or a web browser from another PC. I've had an issue where the installer will crash and not finish the install. A work around is to run the installer with root privileges from a terminal.

Open a terminal - System Tools - LXTerminal and enter

sudo sh -c 'ubiquity gtk_ui'

and press Enter. Do not check any options when the 'Preparing to install Ubuntu' screen appears.

Time Zone: you may have to edit the php.ini to correct the time zone entry. See the WIKI for instructions on editing this file.

nano /etc/php/7.0/apache2/php.ini

Updates: As this is a minimal Lubuntu install the software updater is not provided. To update the installation open a terminal and run:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt dist-upgrade

About the system:

Install was from Ubuntu 16.04 Minimal CD with Lubuntu Minimal, LAMP with Mariadb Server and OpenSSL.

The root password for MySQL is "Passwordzm" Recommend you change the password after you install to hard drive: (

Zoneminder was installed using:

Lubuntu Minimal Desktop was installed with Forefox and network manager added afterwards.