LXDE is light but eye-candy desktop environment mainly used by Linux distributions. Ubuntu supports as a sub-distribution for a long time named
Lubuntu . In this tutorial, we will look at how to install Lubuntu.
Lubuntu is fast and lightweight operating system based Ubuntu. It uses a minimal desktop environment named Lxde with the selection of light applications. Another main motivation of Lubuntu is less energy usage. This will make Lubuntu useful for Laptops.
Download ISO Image
Lubuntu image can be download from
lubuntu.net . Lubuntu is provided as two versions 32 bit or 64 bit. I will use 64-bit Lubuntu in this tutorial. The size of both versions are similar and the 64-bit version is
Mount or Burn Lubuntu Installation Media
Before starting installation we need to decide where we will install Lubuntu. If we will install into a virtual machine we should mount it to VM. If we will install into physical hardware like a laptop, netbook, or pc we should burn it into a CD or USB. In this example, I will install it into a VM.
We will look Lubuntu installation step by step. We will use Lubuntu 17.04 which is the most recent version at the time of writing this tutorial.
We will select the installation language.
We have different options like
- Try Ubuntu where Lubuntu will not install and run a live system but changes will do not save.
Install Ubuntuwhere we will install ubuntu.
Chech disk for defectswill make a disk check against disk hard or soft errors.
Test memorywill test ram.
Boot from first hard diskwill boot from the attached first hard disk.
We will see the following welcome screen which shows the name of the
We will select the language used after installation. Here we will select the
English as language.
Update and Multimedia
Here we will select install updates during installation and also enable multimedia plugins. This will download newer packages and multimedia related packages like ffmpeg etc during installation. This will make the installation a longer time.
This is the disk configuration where we will select the disk configuration from 4 different options.
Erase disk and install Lubuntuwill wipe the given disk and made a fresh install.
Encrypt the new Lubuntu installation for securitywill encrypt created hard disk partitions that will provide security and privacy.
Use LVM with the new Lubuntu installationwill use
LVMdisk type which is used to add remove disks easily running the Lubuntu and increase decrease partition sizes.
Something elsewill be used for a manual configuration where we can manually specify the configuration.
As disk operations are critical like deleting, formatting we have to approve explicitly them. This step will delete specified partition content and create new
ext4 file system.
Set Time zone
As I am living in Turkey I select Istanbul time zone. We can select the time zone by clicking to the map.
We will select the keyboard layout with sub-layouts. I am currently using
Turkish language default layout which is
Create User and Set Password
We create an initial user by setting user name, real name, and password with the computer name.
As we can see that
Your nameis the full name of the user which is
ismailbut we can also use the surname or similar.
Your computer's nameis the computer or hostname where we can change it whatever we want.
Pick a usernamewere we will set our Linux system user name which will be used for authentication, authorization, etc.
Choose a passwordwill be used to specify the user password. Also, some feedback about password complexity is provided which is
Fairin this case.
Confirm your passwordis used to double-check the previously defined password.
Log in automaticallywill log in to the current user session without any password check or authentication.
Required my password to log inwill check the password of the user for the session.
Encrypt my home folderwill encrypt the user’s home directory which is a practical security metric.
This is the installation phase where the specified default packages will be downloaded and installed into the system.
Installation is complete we need to restart the system.
We can use our Lubuntu installation by providing our user password.