Install Linux Lite

Howto install Linux Lite 2

Installing Linux Lite 2.0

Linux Lite is a free Linux distribution suitable for new users to Linux or for people who want a lightweight fully functional desktop. Linux Lite is the perfect companion for older Laptops and PCs. Linux Lite comes pre loaded with the Firefox browser, Thunderbird email client, Libre Office, PDF Viewer, VLC Media player, CD/DVD Burning software and much more . Software is easily installed by a single click from the intuitive menu interface. Linux Lite can be installed on a Laptop or PC with a minimum specification of:

700 MHz Processor +
512mb Memory
5GB+ Disk Space
VGA Display of 1024 x 768
DVD Drive or USB Port

For further information and to download the latest version of Linux Lite, click on the link below. (Note: 32bit and 64bit versions are available)

Download Linux Lite

Once you have downloaded your chosen "iso" image of Linux Lite in either the 32bit or 64bit version, you will need to burn this image to a DVD. For software that can do this, search for "dvd iso burning software" in the search box located above. Your system may already have DVD burning software installed such as "Brasero, K3B, Nero, CDBurnerXP or Roxio". Once you have burned your "iso" image of Linux Lite to your DVD, you will need to leave the DVD in the DVD drive and reboot your system (Assuming this is the intended PC). As your computer reboots, you will need to press the appropriate key to access your system's BIOS settings. On many computers this key will be either "F8", "F11" or "F12". Most systems will display the a message indicating which key needs to be pressed. Once you have access to your BIOS settings, you will need to modify the boot order of your system to boot from CD/DVD first. Once you have made this change, you can reboot your system and follow the settings below.

Starting Linux Lite

Linux Lite will begin to Load very quickly. You will soon be presented with a Live Desktop where you can take a quick look around before carrying out an installation.

Linux Lite Loading Screen

Linux Lite - Live Desktop

Once Linux Lite has loaded, you will be shown a fully functioning Live Desktop. Here you can take a look around before you commit to an installation. Nothing will be installed to your computer until you click the install icon. Once you are ready to install Linux Lite, simply click on the installation icon in the upper left hand corner of the desktop.

Linux Lite - Live Desktop Environment

Welcome Screen

At the Welcome Screen you must choose the language that you wish to use throughout this installation. You can also click on the link to read the accompanying release notes. In this example I have chosen the language "English" Once you have made your selection, click on the "Continue" option.

Linux Lite Welcome Screen

Preparing to Install Linux Lite

At this screen we are reminded that we need a minimum disk space of 5.3GB and that an active internet connection is required. I have also chosen the option to install third party software allowing MP3 files to be played. To select this option simply place a tick in the "Install this third party software" box. You may also choose to install updates during the installation. In this example I have not chosen this option. Next click "Continue".

Linux Lite Installation Menu

Select Installation Type

At this next screen you will be given various installation options to choose from. In the example, I am going for the default option "Erase disk and install Linux". You can choose to Encrypt your hard drive for added security (recommended if this is a lap top installation). You may also choose the LVM option. If you wish to partition your hard drive manually you will need to select the "Something else" option. If the installer detects an existing Operating System, further options will be given. To continue with the installation click on the "Install Now" option.

Select Installation Type - Linux Lite

Where are you?

Your geographic location should be found automatically. If not, type your location into the text box. In this example "London" is shown. Next click "Continue"

Where are You - Choose your Location

Select Keyboard Layout

At this screen you need to choose your keyboard layout. In the example I have chosen "English UK" as I am using an "English" layout keyboard. Your keyboard should be found automatically. You can test your keyboard settings by typing into the provided text box. Click "Continue".

Linux Lite Keyboard Settings

Who are you?

At this screen you will need to provide the name of a new user, a name for your computer (hostname) and a password. Once you have entered your credentials, click "Continue".

Linux Lite creating first user on system

Welcome to Linux Lite 2.0

You will now see a slide presentation of features and software used by Linux Lite. Your new operating system is being installed in the background. Progress is displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Installation Complete

Congratulations, you have successfully installed Linux Lite 2.0 To use your new system you must reboot your computer. Please remove any installation media from your drives before rebooting.

Linux Lite Installation Complete

Linux Lite Loading Screen

You should now see a loading screen with the Linux Lite logo.

Linux Lite Loading Screen

Linux Lite Login Screen

Select your user and login with the password you created earlier.

Logging into Linux Lite

Linux Lite Desktop

Congratulations you now have a fully functioning installation of Linux Lite.

Linux Lite Desktop