Reinstalling Ubuntu with LinuxCNC

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Create the Bootable USB Drive

  1. Download the LinuxCNC iso image file:
  2. Download Universal USB Installer:
  3. Insert an 8GB (or larger) USB thumb drive.
  4. Open Universal USB Installer and agree to the terms:
    Step1 agree.jpg
  5. Under Step 1, scroll all the way down to the end of the list and choose "Try Unlisted Linux ISO":
    Step2 choose distro.jpg
  6. Under Step 2, click the Browse button then browse to and select the LinuxCNC iso file you downloaded:
    Step3 choose iso.jpg
  7. Under Step 3, choose the USB thumb drive:
    Step4 choose drive.jpg
  8. If the USB drive was previously used (not new), put a check mark in "Format Drive":
    Step5 choose format.jpg
  9. Click the "Create" button:
    Step6 choose create.jpg
  10. A confirmation screen will pop up details the steps the Universal USB Installer is going to make. Click "Yes":
    Step7 confirm.jpg
  11. The software will extract and begin writing the iso file to the USB stick:
    Step8 write.jpg
  12. After a few minutes, the process will complete. Click "Close".
    Step9 complete.jpg
  13. Now you have bootable USB thumb drive with LinuxCNC on it.

Reinstall Ubuntu

Insert your previously created bootable USB thumb drive into the LinuxCNC PC and turn the power on. Once on begin tapping the F2, F9, DEL or whatever button applies to your PC until the boot menu appears. From the boot menu, choose to boot from the USB drive. You should see something similar to the following options in the installation menu.

  1. Choose the English language
  2. Choose your time zone
  3. Choose the USA keyboard layout
  4. Choose Erase and use the entire disk
  5. Enter the following:
    • Name: probotix
    • Username: probotix
    • Password: probotix
    • Computer name: probotix-desktop
    • Choose Log in automatically
  6. There is no step 6
  7. Click Install
  8. The installer will then reformat the drive and install the OS.
  9. When installation is complete click Restart Now
  10. When prompted, remove the USB drive and hit ENTER

Make sure the username and password are both 'probotix' during the installation.

Configure LinuxCNC

Next you will need to reinstall the configurations for your particular machine: