How to install Lubuntu 14.04 on our computers #StartUbuntu

How to install Lubuntu 14.04 on our computers #StartUbuntu

We have already talked about the flavors of Ubuntu, as a highly recommended option for replace Windows XP we have chosen LubuntuSince there are generally few powerful computers that have Windows XP, it is more common for computers to be a bit old. So today it's time to get down to work a bit and install Lubuntu on our computer. To do this we will use Lubuntu 14.04 Although it is in beta, it is quite stable and its installation is similar to the previous versions. So knowing the latest version, the old versions will be easy for you.

Preparing the installation

First of all, what we have to do is a backup of all our files: documents, images, videos, audios, browser bookmarks, emails, etc ... Our idea is to replace Windows XP by Lubuntu, so we will erase everything first and then install Lubuntu to use it as the main operating system.

Once we have made the backup we will need the installation disc. The most modern equipment allows an installation from a usbHowever, older computers need a physical disk, a DVD, or a CD-ROM. To make the installation disc we go to this link and download the Lubuntu iso image. Once we have the disk image we record it on a disk. Once we have the disc burned and the backup of our files, we go to the Bios and change the boot sequence so that instead of loading the hard disk, it loads the cd-rom first.

Installation of Lubuntu 14.04

We introduce the installation disk, restart the computer and a screen like the one below will appear so that we can select the installation language, mark Spanish and select the option «Try Lubuntu without installing«.

Home Lubuntu


Now Lubuntu will be loaded into memory so that a graphical installation can be done without problems from there.

Lubuntu desktop

So after a few minutes the system is loaded and we click on the icon «Install Lubuntu 14.04»With which the following window will appear where we will have to choose the language of the installation, click on continue. The installation program will evaluate our equipment to see if we meet the minimum requirements or not.

Lubuntu Installation (2)

We need at least 5 Gb of space on the hard disk and be connected to the Internet, if we have it, the following image will appear, we disable the lower options, we can do it later and it will speed up the installation process of Lubuntu 14.04.

Now we have to specify where we are going to install Lubuntu 14.04, normally it will give us the option to install it together with Windows XP, but if we want to have only Lubuntu what we do is mark the option «Erase disk and install Lubuntu»We press continue and several screens will appear in which more information about the user and the equipment is collected, such as which time slot to select, the language of the keyboard and the name of the user and the equipment.

Lubuntu Installation (3)

On this screen it will ask us if we want the system to enter directly or ask us for the user's password. For me, the best thing is that it asks us for the user's password, not only does it allow us to remember that password, but the system is more secure. By the way, do not forget the password, it is very important since it will be requested to perform the most important operations of the system. Now the system will start to install and copy the Lubuntu 14.04 files.

Lubuntu Installation (4)

The remaining process is automatic, we will be able to see the functionalities that Lubuntu offers us while the files are installed. When finished, the following message will appear, we click to restart and the computer will close the program, remove the installation disk so that we can remove it and after clicking the enter key the system will reboot, now with Lubuntu 14.04.

Lubuntu Installation (5)

I know it seems difficult, so I recommend that you read this tutorial well and if you have any questions, you can always do it on a virtual machine and delete it and repeat it as many times as we need. If you doubt, this system is the best, it is how many of us learn.

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  1.   moc21M said

    Hello, it is not necessary to be connected to the Internet, it is installed the same. I say this because as in my case, the wifi does not detect it and you have to fix it after installing. Greetings

  2.   Daniel said

    Hello hello, really a very good guide, but a question: if I install lubuntu now, and leave it until stable is officially released, what should I do next? reinstall? Or simply doing: sudo aptitude safe-upgrade && aptitude dist-upgrade would be fine and would it be up to date?

    1.    Gerson said

      Yes, with that you will be installed as a final version.

  3.   Gerson said

    Very good tutorial, I will link it from my page.

  4.   Gerson said

    One question: During the installation process, I started it by touching the desktop icon «Install Lubuntu», there is a moment where the screen turns off (due to inactivity of the mouse) and when you touch it again, a screen that asks for username and password appears. is?

  5.   Miguel said

    Hello, the truth is that I am a user with little experience in Linux, but I have used Ubuntu on some computer that I have. Specifically, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 lts and it was not fluid. Say I have an old laptop with Intel Centrino at 1400mhz and with 512Mb of Ram. I had to do this installation with a previous Ubuntu version because my processor does not support PAE.

    Well, then I switch to Lubuntu (which is for older computers), but what is my surprise that an Intel Centrino computer at 1400mhz and with 512Mb of Ram, does not install Lubuntu because it does not support PAE either.

    What solution do I have to install Lubuntu 14.04?

    Well, I finally downloaded Lubuntu 13.10 and it also says "this kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU ..."

    I solved it by installing Lubuntu 12.04, but my personal opinion is that IF LUBUNTU IS FOR OLD COMPUTERS, GOD DOWN AND SEE IT.

    1.    Imanol said

      Hi miguel. I have found this:

      I don't know if it will be too cumbersome to make it work, but it seems to be the solution to your problem with the newer versions.

      A greeting.

  6.   arazal said

    I had that problem too and I solved it as Miguel says because I am a newbie and that is the simplest solution I found to be able to install Lubuntu on my old Acer Travelmate 4000. But I have another problem, when connecting an external monitor, in monitor settings It detects me perfectly, but it does not give me the option of using the external monitor as an extension of my laptop screen (where I can distribute windows etc) but it clones what is in it, I tried Aranrd but I still do not achieve my goal Does anyone know how to do it?

  7.   Mauricio said

    Hello, I would like to make an inquiry. When I try to install Lubuntu 14.04 in this way, it appears that my monitor frequency is out of range. I have XP and it was impossible to install lubuntu. The screen starts a countdown and goes black. I can not specify any step of the installation. Can someone help me with this installation problem. I will appreciate it very much.
    Greetings and thank you very much

  8.   Alexis said

    I installed lubuntu 14.04 on my netbook and nowhere do I see the option to connect to wifi. It does recognize the internal hardware and also a usb one, but the wireless networks option does not appear, I have used lubuntu since version 12.04 and I had never had that problem, and it is not that I am missing the driver, because in "additional drivers" is activated, any comments?

    1.    chris said

      See if this works for you: Start> Preferences> Default applications LXSession

      A window opens, in the list menu on the left, click on:


      In the right panel where it says:

      Manual autostarted applications

      We have a box where we write:


      We click on the button:

      + Add

      We close the window that we have open and restart the computer

      Once the computer starts up, we will see the network-manager applet in the task bar, where we can choose our wireless network.

      It continues with faults, but you can solve them from there by deactivating and activating the adapter so that it picks up signals again.
      Hope this can help you. Greetings 🙂


      1.    Alexis said

        Thanks, the wireless network is over.

  9.   Javier said

    Hi, I'm Javier, I have a PC, which I call a dinosaur, which worked fine with Ubuntu 12,04, now I loaded it with 14.04 and it crashes terribly, and it doesn't open the processors, for example, etc…. can you install lubuntu 14.04? What steps do I have to do to remove Ubuntu? (I have ubuntu as the only dinosaur system). greetings and thanks.

  10.   Francisco said

    Hi, the same thing happens to me as Alexis. I installed Lubuntu 14.04 and Wifi must be turned on manually because it is off, but once the wifi light is turned on, there is no wifi indicator (as in ubuntu) or a list of wifis networks available to connect. Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks.

    1.    chris said

      Alexis and Francisco I did this: Start> Preferences> Default applications LXSession

      A window opens, in the list menu on the left, click on:


      In the right panel where it says:

      Manual autostarted applications

      We have a box where we write:


      We click on the button:

      + Add

      We close the window that we have open and restart the computer

      Once the computer starts up, we will see the network-manager applet in the task bar, where we can choose our wireless network.

      It's still crashing, but you can turn your adapter on and off from there and pick up the networks again. Greetings! 🙂


  11.   claw said

    I get the following error when partitioning; error in parted_served malloc () memory corruption.
    The disk had a WINDOWS ME in partition c :, with d: for files, I chose the option to delete previous partitions and partition again, lubuntu gave me three standard options and I chose the first one. To say that the installer is something different than this, since I chose the alternate option for having only 380 mb of ram in my pentium 3.

  12.   fringe said

    Good friends. Not long ago I found out about linux, I don't know in which sides I was walking because until now I only came to find out about this system, fence that I was missing a great so, I have read a lot and searched in forums which would be the right right for me since As I told you, it is my first time in Linux, so I go to you and your councils, I am not an average user because I have a lot of experience in others so that they will surely help me to fix them with Linux, I plan to install the lubunto on an old desktop PC which had XP and in a notebook that I bought a month ago I thought to install the lubuntu anyway because I like the simplicity and fluidity in the system my notebook is somewhat short in hardware has an AMD e1 2100 focused on saving and perhaps sacrificing some performance enough for a notebook and 4 of RAM if lubuntu advises me or which one would be suitable for me thanks

  13.   Rakjeywsde said

    Thank you

    *** How to install the Flash plugin for Firefox on Lubuntu 14.04 ***

    It's simple:

    + We copy these steps into a text file
    + We close Firefox if it is open
    + Let's go to
    + Download the version .tar.gz pe to the desktop
    + We extract the file pe on the same desktop (the rest is not necessary)
    + We copy it
    + We run gksu pcmanfm
    + Let's go to / usr / lib / firefox-addons / plugins (although you can also go to /home/usuario/.mozilla/firefox/numerosyletras.default/plugins -by default there is no this directory, but we can create it ourselves calmly-) .
    + We paste the file there
    + We close the open windows
    + We removed the temporary files from the desktop

    We can now open Firefox and watch videos, etc. that use Flash.


  14.   juanjo said

    Hello. I tried to install lubuntu 14.04 on a toshiba satellite 1905s277 but when it was installed, it loaded a few minutes and then the screen went black and it never installed, I did 3 hours and nothing. Does anyone know what can or should be done or recommend another distro?

  15.   ezequielzalgado said

    For those who have a black screen or the CRT monitor indicates the message out of frequency, I tell them that the same thing happened to me, so here I leave the solution:
    When booting the LiveCD to install, they should do the following in the boot menu:
    1. when booting lubuntu, position yourself on "Try Ubuntu" or "Install" depending on
    you prefer.
    2. once you have selected the option you are going to boot with, press the key
    F6, you will see options to add to the boot line, press ESC
    to leave that menu because we are not going to use any of them but if we go
    to use the line that now appears at the bottom of everything on the screen, on the
    Function key menu with boot options.
    3. I traversed the line with the parameters to the end, and added the xforcevesa parameter.
    4. Now try to boot normally to see if the screen takes you.
    * xforcevesa *: makes the system boot in VESA compatible mode instead
    of trying to detect and use the integrated video card that your mother has
    or failing that, the video card you have installed. VESA (Video
    Electronics Standards Association) is a very old video standard - it has
    20 years since- it is maintained for compatibility reasons. More info
    Recommended to read about the subject on Wikipedia:
    What must be taken into account is that the xforcevesa parameter will apply only to the LiveCD system and not to the system that we have installed on the hard disk. Therefore, once we have installed and rebooted, we must re-enter with the LiveCD and the previously mentioned parameter, once loaded we must locate the file "xorg.conf", which should be found in the following path "/ etc / X11 / xorg.conf »once the file is located we must edit it, in the following Link there is a tutorial that explains how to edit xorg. conf to force the use of the vesa driver instead of the one that generates conflict , once edited and saved the changes, restart and can enjoy the new version of lubuntu, COMMENT IF IT WORKED, it worked perfectly for me.

  16.   junior said

    making a copy of the partition of a computer that already contains linux and uploading it to your computer

  17.   carlos david said

    I know it's late and I don't know if anyone sees this message, in which case, I would like help with my installation, it is an Acer aspire 4320 paperweight, the installation begins but after a while the computer only shuts down and the installation never ends. Thanks a lot