Part 2: Linux base install
So Xubuntu it is. Ready to install?
THIS ARTICLE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. YOUR POSITIVE INPUT IS APPRECIATED.
You need partitions, free disk space. Assumed is an empty, new system. In case of existing operating systems, consider a back-up before creating a place for Linux and installing it.
Download an iso file from https://xubuntu.org/download.
- Create the installation CD or stick
- Linux: “Startup Disk Creator” -> to USB
- See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick for more.
- Start up and usually call F12 / F11 for a BIOS startup menu when starting a computer. Some old computers have difficulty installing from USB, then bake a DVD first. Conversely, UEFI can be annoying, dive into the BIOS (F2 or Del) and make sure you can start without UEFI. General: installation is straightforward, follow all instructions and everything is (usually) good. It is to consider arranging some things differently …
- Selecting other partitions can be useful. /boot is too small by default, often causes unexpected problems with flooding. The question is whether LVM makes sense for a workstation. Swap-file is not really necessary if you have enough RAM, but the kernel likes it when it’s there. The pluses outweigh the minuses, for a system that is reinstalled after a limited number of years – we are talking about a workstation here. In summary: KISS! So new partition table and one ext4 partition with mount-point “/” and a swap partition that is about as large as the amount of RAM.
- Just follow the installation steps and you can’t go wrong.
- Also do all updates when finished.
Continue with part 3: More user software