How to install Lubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

Continuing with the round of installations, today we have to publish on how to install Lubuntu 16.04. I recently bought a not very expensive computer, but more powerful than my little Acer Aspire One D250. Had I not bought another more solvent one, I would definitely be using Lubuntu 16.04 as the operating system. Lubuntu uses LXDE as a graphical environment, which makes it a very lightweight system that works especially well on somewhat limited computers. Along with Xubuntu, it’s one of my recommendations when other systems don’t work as well as we’d like.

As we have done with other operating systems so far, in this little guide we will teach you how to install Lubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus and you we will recommend some changes, Although many of them are also recommended in other Ubuntu flavors. Also, Lubuntu is not as customizable as other distributions, but something can always be done.

Preliminary steps and requirements

  • Although there is usually no problem, it is recommended to make a backup of all important data for what may happen.
  • You will need a Pendrive 8G USB (Persistent), 2 GB (Live only) or a DVD to create bootable USB or Live DVD from where we will install the system.
  • If you choose the recommended option to create a bootable USB, in our article How to create a bootable USB from Ubuntu from Mac and Windows you have several options that explain how to create it.
  • If you haven’t done so before, you’ll need to enter the Bios and change the order of boot units. It is recommended that you first read the USB, then the CD and then the hard drive (Floppy).
  • To be safe, connect your computer to cable and not Wi-Fi. I always say this, but it’s because my computer isn’t properly connected to Wi-Fi until I make some modifications to it. If I do not connect it with the cable, I get an error when downloading the packages while performing the installation.

How to install Lubuntu 16.04

  1. Once the bootable USB or Live CD has been inserted and started from one of them, we will enter the Lubuntu desktop, where you will see a shortcut that will launch the installation. We double click on it.


  1. The first thing we will see will be the language of installation, which will allow us to see the installation in our language and then the system will be in which we have chosen at this point. We choose what we want and click on “Continue”.


  1. If we have not connected to the Internet, in the next window we will be told that we do. It’s worth it and it’s worth it via cable, not Wi-Fi. I tell you this because, as I have said on several occasions, I have to make some tweaks so that my signal is not cut off.
  2. In the next window we can download third-party software, such as that will allow us to play MP3s, and updates while performing the installation. I recommend checking both boxes, but more to install the updates while the system is being installed. If we don’t, there will be things that might not work, such as support for our language.


  1. The next point is one of the most important, but what we are going to do will depend on the situation of each. If you don’t have anything installed, which is difficult but can be worth it if, like me, you install it on a virtual machine, you’ll see an image exactly the same as the next one. If you have another system installed, you will see many more options: if you do not want to complicate, it is best to choose the option to erase the entire disk and reinstall, upgrade the system or, if you already had Windows, use the option to do dual start. From the “More options” option we can tell you where to install it, while we can create different partitions.


  1. Once the type of installation has been decided, we accept by clicking on “Continue”.


  1. We choose our area and click on “Continue”.


  1. We choose the language of the keyboard and click on “Continue”. If we do not know the distribution of our keyboard, we can make it detect us automatically, for which we must click on “Detect keyboard distribution” and press the keys that ask us.


  1. One of the last steps will be to indicate our username and password. Once indicated, click on “Continue”.


  1. We hope.




  1. And finally, we click on “Restart”.


Not being a system as configurable as other flavors of Ubuntu, the only advice I would give in such a light distribution is to access the ‘ Lubuntu Software Center, Go to the “Installed” tab and see what we want to remove. On the other hand, it would also install everything I am going to use, such as GIMP, Shutter and Clementine.

Have you tried it yet? What do you think?


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