LXDE is leight but eye-candy desktop environment mainly used by Linux disributions. Ubuntu supports as a sub distribution for long time named
Lubuntu . In this tutorial we will look how to install Lubuntu.
Lubuntu is fast and lightweight operation system based Ubuntu. It uses minimal desktop environment named Lxde with selection of light applications. Other 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 version 32 bit or 64 bit. I will use 64 bit Lubuntu in this tutorial. The size of both versions are similar and 64 bit version is
Mount or Burn
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 laptop, netbook or pc we should burn it into a CD or Usb. In this example I will install into a vm
We will look Lubuntu installation step by step. We will use Lubuntu 17.04 which is most recent version at the time of writing this tutorial.
We will select installation language
We have different options like
- Try Ubuntu where Lubuntu will not installed and run as live system but changes will do not save
Install Ubuntuwhere we will install ubuntu
Chech disk for defectswill made a disk check against disk hard or soft errors
Test memorywill test ram
Boot from first harddiskwill boot from attached first harddisk.
We will select the language used after installation.
Update and Multimedia
Here we will select install updates during installation and also enable multimedia plugins
We will wipe given disk and made fresh install
We sure that we want to erase given disk.
Set Time zone
As I am living in Turkey I select Istanbul time zone. We can select time zone by clicking to the map.
We will select keyboard layout with sub layouts.
Create User and Set Password
We create an initial user by setting user name , real name and password with computer name.
This is the installation phase
Installation is complete we need to restart the system.
We can use our Lubuntu installation by providing our user password.