Xubuntu 18.04 LTS Installation Guide


Ya with the release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, its other flavors made the same move to launch the stable versions of these. In this case I come to share with you this little installation guide of Xubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Xubuntu has been characterized by be a flavor of Ubuntu that does not require as many system resources, so it is categorized as a light distribution, in addition to that this distribution still maintains support for 32-bit systems unlike Ubuntu.

Before downloading, it is necessary to know the requirements that our team needs to be able to run Xubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Requirements to run Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

In order to run the system and be able to use the essentials in this we need at least in our team:

  • Processor with PAE support
  • 512MB RAM
  • 8 GB of free disk space
  • Graphics card 800 × 600 minimum resolution
  • DVD drive or USB port

Recommended requirements to have an experience without limitations in the system are:

  • Processor with PAE support
  • 1 RAM onwards
  • 20 GB of free disk space
  • Graphics card supporting at least 1024 × 1280
  • DVD drive or USB port

How to install Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

We will proceed to download from the iso official site of the system, I recommend the download via Torrent or Magnet link.

Once the download is done you can burn the iso on a DVD or some USB. The method to do it from DVD:

  • Windows: We can record the iso with Imgburn, UltraISO, Nero or any other program even without them in Windows and later gives us the option to right click on the ISO.
  • Linux: They can use especially the one that comes with graphical environments, among them are, Brasero, k3b, and Xfburn.

USB installation medium

  • Windows: They can use Universal USB Installer or Linux Live USB Creator, both are easy to use.

Linux: The recommended option is to use the dd command, it is important that you check in which drive the USB was mounted to proceed to record the data on it:

dd bs=4M if=/ruta/a/Xubuntu-18.04-LTS.iso of=/dev/sdx && sync

Xubuntu 18.04 LTS installation process

Having prepared our installation medium, we proceed to insert it into our equipment to boot it.

Once this is done, on the first screen we will select to install Xubuntu and let it load everything necessary for the system.

Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

Once the system is loaded on the computer, the Xubuntu installation wizard will appear, on the first screen of this it will ask us to let's select the language in which it will be installed the new Xubuntu 18.04 LTS system.

In this example I select Spanish and we click continue.

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Done this now i know It will ask us to install third-party software as well as to install Xubuntu updates while the installation process is in progress.

In order for us to select this, it is necessary to be connected to the Internet, once we have selected the desired we click on next.

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In the following options, It will show us the type of installation and partitioning of disks.

Where basically we erase the entire disk and install Xubuntu on it (be careful with this option, it can result in total data loss)

Or in more options, we will be able to assign a disk to install Xubuntu or we can also create or assign a partition destined for the system to which we will have to give it the proper format, remaining like this.

Type partition "ext4" and mount point as root "/".

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Ya aware of the changes we are making, we accept and we will get a warning screen of the changes to be made on the disk if we are satisfied and consent to accept.

Otherwise, I recommend you review your partitions and identify those where you have important information and avoid touching them.

With this the installation of the system will begin, in the next option it will ask us to select our time zone to configure it to the system.

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To finish we will have to create a personal user account with a password, This password is important that we remember it since it will be the one with which we will log in and work in the system.

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At the end of the installation we will only have to restart the computer and remove the media and installation.

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  1.   Raul Plazas G said

    Good afternoon. I have an ubuntu 17 and it won't let me upgrade to 18, I'm afraid it's due to lack of machine capacity. I just give it update, and when the option to update ubuntu comes out, it just doesn't respond at all. Reading on the net, it seems that xubuntu supports more modest machines, and maybe that is a solution. However, I don't really understand how xubuntu would be installed, instead of ubuntu .. How do I find which drive the USB was mounted on?

  2.   katy said

    Hello, I would like to know if I can recover the username and password of my old PC (2006), which was saved without use and I want to recover files that I have saved, so long I forgot the username and password, I cannot open the PC.
    is there any method to solve this?
    Thank you

    1.    Allan said

      You can mount the hard drive on another linux PC and copy everything to your internal drive (if it is not encrypted)

  3.   Willi said

    It works pretty regular. There are things that I still don't know, but office works and in chemistry we say that if one thing works, it is going well.