Lubuntu 14.04 with Zoneminder 1.29.0 pre-configured CD or USB

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This readme file is for the Zoneminder/Ubuntu Live CD/USB system with installer!

There is a 32 BIT and a 64 BIT version of the system. File names:



Download from:

There are torrent files there as well.

You can burn the files to DVD, start a PC from the DVD and run/install the system. this will work on a BIOS based PC or a UEFI/EFI PC set to legacy boot. I have not been able to create an iso file, yet, that will make a boot DVD/USB for UEFI/EFI.

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. If you create a persistence file on the USB you can save settings and store events. With the max file size on a FAT 32 format USB drive the max size of the persistence file should be 4 GIG or 4096 MEG. Unetbootin will let you set a persistence file of 9999 MEG but I have not tested this to see if it will hold that much data.

When you boot the system Lubuntu will open to a log in page. For the user enter "ubuntu" and leave the password blank. You must log into Lubuntu to run the installer!

Apache, MySQL and Zoneminder 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

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.

Time Zone: you may have to edit the /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini to correct the time zone entry. See the WIKI for instructions on editing this file.

Network: I have discovered that this version may not successfully detect the network card on startup from a live DVD or USB drive. The deskop will start, in time, and you can configure the network manually. Open a terminal - System Tools - XTerm and enter:

ifconfig -a | grep eth

and you will see something like: eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:15:c5:4a:16:5a

Open the interfaces file and change the eth entries to match your setup

sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

Ctrl + o to save Ctrl + x to exit

Start the network

sudo ifup eth?   (enter your eth number)

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-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

About the system:

Install was from Ubuntu 14.04-4 Server CD with LAMP and OpenSSL.

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

Zoneminder was installed using: