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Install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on MiniPC & PC Stick

2016-11-10 15:50:10 Shenzhen MeLE Read

1.Create a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS bootable USB flash disk.

Use a third-party tool to create a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS bootable USB flash disk, like UltraISO.

Step1.Run UltraISO on your PC.

Step2.Click File->Open to open the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS image.

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Step3.Click Bootable-> Write Disk Image->Write to create a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS bootable USB flash disk.

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2.Install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

To save time of installing, please disconnect to internet before Ubuntu install.

Step1. Plug the Ubuntu bootable USB flash disk into MiniPC, connect a keyboard.

      Then connect the MiniPC to TV with HDMI cable.

Step2. Press the power button and press F7 or Delete continuously to enter into select boot device menu. Select your USB flash disk to install Ubuntu.

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Step3. Select “OEM install(for manufacturers)” or “Install Ubuntu(for personal user )”to install Ubuntu.

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You will get Ubuntu logo shows as below.

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Select the language.

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Preparing to install Ubuntu (has at least 6.9GB available drive space) and click Continue.

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Select installation type and click Install Now.

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Click Continue to confirm the changes to disk.


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Select your location.

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Choose keyboard layout.

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Set up your name and password. And then click Continue.(if we choose log in automatically, then no need to input password when booting the mini PC, but in terminal box need to input password for superuser authorities with some commands.)

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After system installation complete, click Restart Now.

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3.Update media codec.

3.1. Connect to the internet with lan cable, right click mouse button at the  "System settings..."on the upper right hand side

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3.2. Double click  software & update

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3.3. Select all options in all selections e.g. Ubuntu Software, Other Software, Updates.

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3.4. During this process, the Ubuntu system will ask to input password to authenticate.(what you just input when installing the Ubuntu system), please input your password then then click Authenticate.

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3.5. Select the server Download from: -->  click Other...

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3.6. Choose a Download Server  -->  Select Best Server , this might take a little bit time...

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3.7. Then click Close  --> the system will auto downloading.

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3.8.  If clicking Detail, we can see detail download status.

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3.9. After finished downloading, right click mouse button and choose terminal...,then input: sudo apt-get upgrade --> Enter -->  input your password.

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3.10. Ubuntu system will upgrade, during this process, we will see:After this operation, 12.0 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n], --> pleae input  y and then Enter.

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3.11. When finished, we will see many done --> input exit --> then choose shut down --> restart Ubuntu system.

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3.12. When we first time to open a video file, the system will automatically show: 

Searching for multimedia plugins.

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3.13. Select all gstreamer1.0-libav / gstreamer1.0-pllugins-bad-faad / gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad-videoparsers)  --> then click Install.

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3.14. click Continue

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3.15. After all the above steps, we can open video files and watch through HDMI.

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If you select OEM install(for manufacturers) , you will get a tool Prepare for shipping to end user on the desktop. This tool will restore all the settings during system installation. And the end user can set their own account, password,language,location and keyboard layout.

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Double click Prepare for shipping to end user, input your password and click Authenticate to restore all the settings.

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