After downloading the ISO Image create a Flash Drive for the install. (See our guide on how to create a Flash Drive using Rufus).
After creating the Flash Drive we will start the installation process. You should look up on your system Manufacturer website on how to boot your system from Flash Drive.
Install Xubuntu on Your Computer
Once your computer reboots into your USB drive, you’ll be ready to begin installing Xubuntu.
- When the computer first boots up, you’ll be given the option to choose between trying Xubuntu and installing it. Press Install Xubuntu.
It might take a few seconds to load up the Xubuntu installer. When it starts, it will ask for your preferred language. Select it, and press Continue.
If you’re using a wireless connection, Xubuntu will ask you to connect to a network. Locate your network from the list, and log in.
The setup will ask if you want to update Xubuntu as you install and download any third-party software that your system may need. Check Install third-party software, then Continue.
Next, you’ll determine how Xubuntu handles your hard drive. If you don’t have anything on it or are ready to wipe it clean and start over with Xubuntu, leave Erase disk and install Xubuntu checked, and press Install Now.
If you have Windows installed on your system it might give you an option to set up Xubuntu alongside Windows. To have both Operating systems and dual boot choose that option.
Otherwise, if you want something entirely custom, pick Something else. You’ll need to know how to partition a disk yourself, as in the image below.
Xubuntu will begin installing in the background. In the meantime, tell Xubuntu which timezone you’re in.
Then, set up your user account. Fill in the fields for your name, username, the computer’s name, and your password. Make sure that the password is strong; the account will have admin access.
Wait while Xubuntu sets itself up on your computer.
When it’s finished, you’ll see a message letting you know that the install was successful. Press Reboot Now to restart into your new Xubuntu install.
When the computer comes back on, you’ll see the Xubuntu login screen. Enter the password you set for yourself to log in to your new Xubuntu desktop.
Now that you have completed your install head to our Xubuntu customization page to learn how to make your desktop look and feel like a modern desktop.