The Atomic Pi is a surplus x86 based SBC, and comes with LUbuntu pre-installed. However, on mine, the audio didn't work until I ran LUbuntu 19.19 via a LiveUSB. Now I want to install it.

I'm used to have to choose "try" or "install" in the boot menu, but I don't see that, it just boots to the desktop. On the desktop, there's an "install Lubuntu" icon, which starts a wizard, which is very promising.

However, a few steps in, there's an option to configure partitions. In various OS installers, I usually see an "automatic" option somewhere where it takes over the whole disk and sets it up the way it wants. There is only a manual option. I can mark the partitions on the eMMC for deletion, but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do next.

The documentation I am able to find (LUbuntu docs, Help Ubuntu, random search result) doesn't mention this wizard at all, so I'm not sure how to proceed to give it what it wants to install.

Is there an automatic install option? If not, how should I use this wizard to set up LUbuntu?

I'm using "lubuntu-19.10-desktop-amd64.iso", which I used Rufus 3.8p to image it to a USB stick.


Try going from the Ubuntu 19.10 vanilla server image, then installing via apt. Atomic pi has an intel chip so it will take the original amd64 image:

  1. Install from here: https://ubuntu.com/download/server


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get lubuntu-desktop

(On my atomic pi I use a super minimal install via the same process but using sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends lubuntu-desktop )

You can do the same thing for raspberry pi's just using the raspberry pi server armhf ubuntu 19.10 image rather than the amd64.

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