I previously wrote about setting up my flash drive for Linux. I will now walk you through the steps I took to install Lubuntu Linux on my Acer Aspire 5315 laptop.
First, I had to boot off the flash drive by pressing F12 to get to the boot menu of my laptop. My flash drive was listed as 6:USB HDD: SanDisk.
Then I had to pick my language: English.
Then I got to a screen that allowed me to Try without installing, but I just wanted to install it. So I selected Install Lubuntu, but it wouldn’t install for some reason.
So I picked the Try Lubuntu without installing option. I know they usually put an icon on the desktop for the installation– that’s what I was counting on. After it got to the desktop, there was an Install Lubuntu icon that looks more like a calculator.
Then on the Welcome screen, select your language and click continue.
Then select your keyboard layout and continue.
You can then connect to your wireless or not. I checked Connect to this network, selected my network, Hit Any Key, and clicked the connect button.
Then I put in my wireless password and connected. You’ll get a little pop-up in the top right-hand corner confirming your connection.
Then click on continue.
Then on the next screen, I chose Normal Installation, Download updates and Install third-party software, then Continue.
The install picked up on my Windows 7 installation but I wanted to have only one OS on this system so I picked Erase disk and install Lubuntu. Click on Install Now.
Then you get a warning about the changes going to be made to your disk. Click Continue.
Then choose your area.
Then put in your name, computer name, username, and password. Pick Log in automatically or to Require my password to log in. Then continue.
Just let it finish installing Linux. Finally, it requested a restart, so click on Restart Now.
Then log in. Choose your account and put in your password and log in. The software updater was the first thing to pop up so I let it run. Now I have Linux on my laptop.