Lubuntu Download and Install Tutorial – POFTUT

Lubuntu Download and Install Tutorial

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.

About 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 912 MB.

32 Bit

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/17.04/release/lubuntu-17.04-desktop-i386.iso

64 Bit

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/17.04/release/lubuntu-17.04-desktop-amd64.iso

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 a laptop, netbook or pc we should burn it into a CD or USB. In this example, I will install into a VM.

Installation

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.

Language Selection

We will select the installation language

Language Selection

Language Selection

Start Installation

We have different options like

  • Try Ubuntu where Lubuntu will not installed and run a live system but changes will do not save
  • Install Ubuntu where we will install ubuntu
  • Chech disk for defects will make a disk check against disk hard or soft errors
  • Test memory will test ram
  • Boot from first harddisk will boot from attached first hard disk.
Start Installation

Start Installation

Welcome Screen

We will see the following welcome screen which shows the name of the Lubuntu.

Select Language

We will select the language used after installation. Here we will select the English as language.

Select Language

Select 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.

Update and  Multimedia

Update and  Multimedia

Installation Type

This is the disk configuration where we will select the disk configuration from 4 different options.

  • Erase disk and install Lubuntu will wipe the given disk and made a fresh install.
  • Encrypt the new Lubuntu installation for security will encrypt created hard disk partitions which will provide security and privacy.
  • Use LVM with the new Lubuntu installation will use LVM disk type which is used to add remove disks easily running the Lubuntu and increase decrease partition sizes.
  • Something else will be used for a manual configuration where we can manually specify the configuration.
Installation Type

Installation Type

Erase Disk

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.

Erase Disk

Erase Disk

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.

Set Time zone

Set Time zone

Keyboard Layout

We will select the keyboard layout with sub-layouts. I am currently using Turkish language default layout which is Q keyboard.

Keyboard Layout

Keyboard Layout

Create User and Set Password

We create an initial user by setting user name, real name, and password with the computer name.

Create User and Set Password

Create User and Set Password

As we can see that

  • Your name is the full name of the user which is ismail but we can also use the surname or similar.
  • Your computer's name is the computer or hostname where we can change it whatever we want.
  • Pick a username were we will set our Linux system user name which will be used for authentication, authorization, etc.
  • Choose a password will be used to specify the user password. Also, some feedback about password complexity is provided which is Fair in this case.
  • Confirm your password is used to double check previously defined password.
  • Log in automatically will log in to the current user session without any password check or authentication.
  • Required my password to log in will check the password of the user for session.
  • Encrypt my home folder will encrypt the users home directory which is a practical security metric.
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Setup Packages

This is the installation phase where the specified default packages will be downloaded and installed into the system.

Setup Packages 

Setup Packages

Installation Complete

Installation is complete we need to restart the system.

Installation Complete

Installation Complete

Login Screen

We can use our Lubuntu installation by providing our user password.

Login Screen

Login Screen

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