There is a new version of this tutorial available for Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal).

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 11.10 - Page 2

Create a normal user account:

If you like, you can set up an encrypted private directory. The default is to not set this up:

Next the package manager apt gets configured. Leave the HTTP proxy line empty unless you're using a proxy server to connect to the Internet:

On the Software selection screen, I select all package groups and hit Continue:

The installation continues:

You might see the following message (Configuring jackd2). If you want to use jackd with realtime priorities, select Yes, otherwise No. I don't intend to use it, so I select No:

Furthermore you have to agree to the Microsoft license for using the MS corefonts if you want to use them:

The GRUB boot loader gets installed. Select Yes when you are asked Install the GRUB boot loader to the master boot record?:

Select UTC unless this is a dual-boot system with other operating systems (such as Windows) that expect the system clock to use local time:

The base system installation is now finished. Remove the installation DVD from the DVD drive and hit Continue to reboot the system:

The new Ubuntu Studio system is booting. Log in to the desktop with the username and password you provided during the installation:

If you don't want to configure the panel yourself, select Use default config on first system startup:

This is how your new desktop looks like:

Now the base system is ready to be used.

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From: peGGi

Thank you for providing this illustrated guide for installing Ubuntu Studio. It's so useful and helpful. I'm hoping to install it this weekend and it's really useful to see this in advance, considering that I'm an Ubuntu/Linux newbie. Just one question - according to this guide, Ubuntu Stuidio 11.10 uses the XCFE environent. But in the release notes for 11.10, it says that "Some progress has been made but remains incomplete and not fully tested." ( - can you comment on that?