Install LXLE

Lubuntu LXLE (Lubuntu Extra Life Extension)

Installing Lubuntu LXLE


Lubuntu is a lightweight Ubuntu derivative that uses that normally uses the LXDE desktop environment. The LXLE "Lubuntu Extra Life Extension" is based on Lubuntu 12.04. LXLE is designed to be a very fast and light distribution, however, it comes as standard with a wide range of pre-installed software. LXLE comes with a full Office suite of software (Libre Office), GIMP and media software. The Firefox browser and Chromium browser are also present. LXLE is ideally suited to running on older and slower hardware.

For further information and to download LXLE, click on the link below.

LXLE Download Information



Once you have your downloaded "iso" image in either a 32bit or 64bit form, you will need to burn this 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 LXLE to your DVD, you will need to leave the DVD in the DVD drive and reboot your system. As your computer reboots, you will need to press the appropriate key to access your system's BIOS settings. On many systems this key will be "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.


Start the Installer Process


To start the LXLE installer process, select the "install" option.


Lubuntu LXLE Installer

Lubuntu 12.04 Loading Screen


Default loading screen is initially displayed.


Lubuntu Loading

Welcome Screen


Select your language to be used during installation.


Select Language LXLE

Preparing to Install LXLE


Select install third party software for mp3 support.


LXLE Preparing for installation

Select Installation Type


Here we are going to simply choose the option "Erase disk and install LXLE".



Erase Disk and Install LXLE


Confirmation of "Erase Disk and Install LXLE".


Install LXLE

Select your Location


Select your location, this information is used for your time Zone settings.


LXLE time Zone Selection

Select Keyboard Layout


Select your Keyboard Layout.


LXLE Keyboard Selection

Who are you?


Here you select your username, the hostname you would like your system to use. You are also asked to enter your password for the new user account.


LXLE Create New user and hostname

Copying Files


Installation files are copied to your chosen disk (This can take a while). Hardware detection automatically takes place along with installation of the GRUB bootloader.


LXLE Copying Files

Installation Is Complete


Congratulations, you have successfully installed Lubuntu LXLE. You must now reboot your system. Remember to remove any media from your DVD drive first.


LXLE Install Complete

Lubuntu Loading


You should now see a screen with the Lubuntu logo.


Lubuntu Logo

LXLE Login Screen


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


LXLE Login Screen

LXLE Desktop


Congratulations you should now see the LXLE desktop.


LXLE Desktop