Clean Install

Clean Install

Install the Kubuntu Focus Suite

Perform a clean install if you want to run the OS on a computer or vitual machine; or to restore a system that has been corrupted; or to upgrade the OS from a prior LTS.

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The Kubuntu Focus Suite

The Kubuntu Focus Suite

The Kubuntu Focus Suite provides Kubuntu 22.04 LTS, Focus Tools, curated apps, UX preferences, and hardware optimizations. It is designed to provide a highly functional experience out-of-the-box with easily discoverable Guided Solutions professional developers need the most.

You don’t need to own a Focus to try or use the Kubuntu Focus Suite. You can download the ISO for free. It is tested on all Focus models sold since 2019. It also works well on VMs, on other Intel + Nvidia systems,[1], and users have reported success with AMD systems as well.

Install from the ISO

Install from the ISO

The Kubuntu Focus Suite is designed, tested, and supported on Kubuntu Focus devices.

Troubleshooting

We recommend using the Kubuntu Focus Suite ISO on Intel and NVIDIA systems. Please run a live session before committing to an installation, and always back up your data. Known issues include the following:

Revisions

This is a partial revision history. See the git repository for all entries.

Footnotes

[1] The Kubuntu Focus team uses the Suite regularly on over a dozen different hardware configurations. These include the official models (Ir14, M1, M2, NX, XE), other laptops, and desktop systems.

[2] The Live environment does not have the NVIDIA drivers installed and, as such, cannot perform advanced GPU-intensive tasks, such as machine learning and AI development. To use these features, the Kubuntu Focus Suite and the kfocus-nvidia package must be installed on a Kubuntu Focus M1 or M2 system.

Disclaimer

We try hard to provide a useful solution validated by professionals. However, we cannot anticipate every situation, and therefore cannot guarantee this procedure will work for your needs. Always backup your data and test the solution to determine the correct procedure for you.

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