Ubuntu XFCE

This tutorial will guide you through the installation of Modded Ubuntu XFCE.

Ubuntu has always been the choice for beginners. Ubuntu combined with XFCE gives you stability alongside the performance. Modded Ubuntu is based on Ubuntu 19 which is currently one of the most latest release with the stability.

Pre-requisites

  • You need to login into Andronix either with your Google account or email (register if you already have an account). Worried about your privacy? Read more here.

  • After logging in, click on your favourite distro and then click install.

  • If you haven't already purchased the distro, the app will prompt you to buy it first. You can proceed to the next step, if you already own the distro you want to install, else you can proceed to buy it.

Modded OS are a life-time purchases and can be used on any number of devices.

If already bought, the app will generate a one-time code for you to download the OS.

Installation

  • That's it, let's proceed to the actual installation now. Click on the Copy button and paste the copied code in a Termux shell.

  • Let it finish. The installation will take some time as these are much bigger than the normal (un-modded OS) because these have things pre-installed.

If the download is slow for you, please try to download using a VPN in the European Union.

  • When the download and extraction will finish, your termux will look something like this-

  • You now need to start the distro with the following command

./start-andronix.sh
  • Now it will give you the list of your Geographical locations. Use up and down arrows to naviagte the menu and then hit enter to select the location. You might need to select your state/country after selecting the option.

  • Now select the time zone depending upon your location

  • Once you are done with setting up your timezone a list of various keyboard models will be presented infront of you as shown below. You can just hit enter and continue forward.

  • Now select the language for your keyboard which you want to use. We are selecting English for this tutorial

  • You might get another prompt to choose the layout for your keyboard. Choose whatever is best for you or you can just press enter to use the default layout

  • If you have any special keys on your keyboard such as AltGr etc. the choose the layout and continue. If you dont have any such special keys just hit enter and continue

  • Again you might get some additional keys options. Choose if you wish to modify one or just press enter to continue with default layout

  • After this post-installation process will start i.e. setting up the essential packages. You will need to wait until this finishes.

  • If the post-installation setup successfully executed, you will see a blue screen asking for a username. You can choose any username unless that's a reserved keyword like admin, root etc. (your name works fine). Press Enter to proceed.

If you can't access your keyboard for entering the username, press the ESC key at the bottom. This restarts the script and this time make sure that you have your keyboard out (click anywhere on the terminal) when you're in the Termux shell.

  • The second thing the script asks for is your name. This can be anything to like. Again press Enter to proceed.

While selecting your username make sure that you dont enter any Linux reserved usernames such as root, admin, etc. Also try to avoid the use of special characters in the username. If you break any rule for naming a user according to Linux, you might end up in an infinite process at the end of the installer.

  • Next you need a Password. You can choose any password as long as it is longer than 6 characters. Press Enter to proceed. Confirm the password by re-entering it and press enter to continue.

  • Now you need a Root Password. You can choose any password as long as it is longer than 6 characters. Press Enter to proceed. Confirm the root password by re-entering it and press enter to continue.

  • The next screen will show all the information entered. Check if those are the correct passwords and username (if not, press esc or back button to restart the script). Press Enter to proceed.

  • Now, wait until the system is creating the user. You should see something like this while the system is setting-up the user.

  • That's it! After this finishes, you will see-

{your_username}@localhost:~$

You can ignore the mesg warning since it does not affect the working of OS in any way

  • You can now continue to start the VNC server with the guide here to use the GUI.