Lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system. The core of the system is based on Linux and Ubuntu. Lubuntu uses the minimal desktop LXDE, and a selection of light applications. We focus on speed and energy-efficiency.
Lubuntu is great for older computers such as netbooks or other with older hardware.
If you want to read more about Lubuntu, go to this link.
There are two versions for PC
- 32-bit version
- 64-bit version
Choose version that is compatible with your system.
You can download Lubuntu on the link below
Lubuntu 16.10 Installation Guide
This tutorial will show you how to install the latest Lubuntu version.
- Getting Lubuntu Live
- Boot Lubuntu
- Choose option
- Welcome screen
- Additional software
- Installation type
- Confirm installation type
- Keyboard layout
- User setup
- Restart computer to finish the installation
- Login to your new system
1. Getting Lubuntu Live
Download Lubuntu Live from the link above and burn to CD or make a bootable USB
2. Boot Lubuntu
When you boot Lubuntu Live CD/USB, you’ll get screen with available languages for options menu.
Choose your language to continue.
In this tutorial I will use English language.
3. Choose option
You can choose Try Lubuntu without installing if you want to try Lubuntu before installing.
We will choose Install Lubuntu option to start installation process.
4. Welcome screen
Here you can choose language for installation.
Choose your language and click on Continue.
5. Additional software
In this step you can choose to install updates during installation which saves time after installation.
Also, you can choose to install some Third-party software for hardware and media software.
When you check options you want, click Continue.
6. Installation type
Here you can choose how you want to install Lubuntu.
First option will erase everything from your hard drive and install Lubuntu.
You can choose encrypt your system which means you need to enter password to access data on hard drive and to boot system. You can skip this option if it’s your personal PC and you don’t have any important data.
You can check LVM if you will use it’s possibilities later. If you are a beginner, you can skip this option. For more information about LVM visit this link.
Option Something else will allow you to set partitions by yourself. If you are beginner or don’t need other partitions you should choose first option.
7. Confirm installation type
Confirm changes to be made to hard drive. If you want to edit something you can Go Back to do that, otherwise click Continue.
Choose your location and click Continue.
9. Keyboard layout
Here you can set your keyboard layout and test chosen layout.
When you set what you want, click Continue.
10. User setup
Enter details needed for login to your computer.
You can choose to login automatically if only you have access to your computer, otherwise choose Require my password to log in.
Choose Encrypt my home folder if you want to secure your files from other users.
When you’re done, click Continue.
Wait while your system is installing.
12. Restart computer to finish the installation
Click on Restart Now to restart you computer to finish the installation.
13. Login to your new system
Enter your password on login page and your Desktop will appear.
Installation is now completed, enjoy your new system!