Ubuntu work area is anything but difficult to utilize, simple to introduce and incorporates all that you have to run your association, school, home or endeavor. It’s additionally open source, secure, available and allowed to download.
In this tutorial, we’re going to install Ubuntu desktop onto your computer, using either your computer’s DVD drive or a
USB flash drive.
You’ll need to consider the following before starting the installation:
- Connect your laptop to a power source.
- Ensure you have at least 25GB of free storage space or 5GB for a minimal installation.
- Have access to either a DVD or a USB flash drive containing the version of Ubuntu you want to install.
- Make sure you have a recent backup of your data. While it’s unlikely that anything will go wrong, you can never be too prepared.
Boot from DVD
It’s easy to install Ubuntu from a DVD. Here’s what you need to do:
- Put the Ubuntu DVD into your optical/DVD drive.
- Restart your computer.
As soon as your computer boots you’ll see the welcome window.
From here, you can choose your language from a rundown on the left and pick between either introducing Ubuntu specifically or attempting the work area first (on the off chance that you like what you see, you can likewise introduce Ubuntu from this mode as well).
Contingent upon your PC’s design, you may rather observe an elective boot menu demonstrating a vast dialect determination sheet. Utilize your mouse or cursor keys to choose a dialect and you’ll be given a basic menu.
Select the second option, ‘
Install Ubuntu‘, and press return to launch the desktop installer automatically. Alternatively, select the first option, ‘
Try Ubuntu without installing‘, to test Ubuntu (as before, you can also install Ubuntu from this mode too).
A few moments later, after the desktop has loaded, you’ll see the welcome window. From here, you can select your language from a list on the left and choose between either installing Ubuntu directly or trying the desktop first.
If you don’t get either menu, read the booting from the DVD guide for more information.
Boot from USB flash drive
Most PCs will boot from USB consequently. Essentially embed the USB streak drive and either control on your PC or restart it. You should see a similar welcome window we found in the past ‘Introduce from DVD’ step, inviting you to pick your dialect and either introduce or attempt the Ubuntu work area.
On the off chance that your PC doesn’t consequently boot from USB, attempt holding F12 when your PC first begins. With most machines, this will enable you to choose the USB gadget from a framework particular boot menu.
Prepare to install Ubuntu
You will first be asked to select your keyboard layout. If the installer doesn’t guess the default layout correctly, use the ‘Detect Keyboard Layout’ button to run through a brief configuration procedure.
After selecting Continue you will be asked What apps would you like to install to start with? The two options are ‘Normal installation’ and ‘Minimal installation’. The first is the equivalent to the old default bundle of utilities, applications, games and media players – a great launchpad for any Linux installation. The second takes considerably less storage space and allows you to install only what you need.
Beneath the installation-type question are two checkboxes; one to enable updates while installing and another to enable third-party software.
- We advise enabling both
Install third-party software
- Stay connected to the internet so you can get the latest updates while you install Ubuntu.
- If you are not connected to the internet, you will be asked to select a wireless network, if available. We advise you to connect during the installation so we can ensure your machine is up to date
Allocate drive space
Utilize the checkboxes to pick whether you’d jump at the chance to introduce Ubuntu nearby another working framework, erase your current working framework and supplant it with Ubuntu, or — in case you’re a propelled client — pick the ‘Something different‘ alternative.
Options related to side-by-side installation or erasing a previous installation
are only offered when pre-existing installations are detected.
After configuring storage, click on the ‘
Install Now‘ button. A small pane will appear with an overview of the storage options you’ve chosen, with the chance to go back if the details are incorrect.
to fix those changes in place and start the installation process.
Select your location
If you are connected to the internet, your location will be detected automatically. Check your location is correct and click ‘
Forward‘ to proceed.
If you’re unsure of your time zone, type the name of a local town or city or use the map to select your location.
If you're having problems connecting to the Internet,
use the menu in the top-right-hand corner to select a network.
Enter your name and the installer will automatically suggest a computer name and username. These can easily be changed if you prefer. The computer name is how your computer will appear on the network, while your username will be your login and account name.
Next, enter a strong password. The installer will let you know if it’s too weak.
You can also choose to enable automatic login and home folder encryption. If your machine is portable, we recommend keeping automatic login disabled and enabling encryption. This should stop people from accessing your personal files if the machine is lost or stolen.
In the event that you empower home envelope encryption and you overlook your secret word, you won’t have the capacity to recover any close to home information put away in your home organizer.
The installer will now complete in the background while the installation window teaches you a little about how awesome Ubuntu is. Depending on the speed of your machine and network connection, installation should only take a few minutes.
After everything has been installed and configured, a small window will appear asking you to restart your machine. Click on
Restart Now and remove either the
USB flash drive when prompted. If you initiated the installation while testing the desktop, you also get the option to continue testing.
Congratulations! You have effectively introduced the world’s most common Linux working framework!
It’s time to enjoy Ubuntu!