CODE --> Geek Published: 2019-03-05
Beginner's guide how to install ubuntu on your pc
Installing Ubuntu on your computer is simple and easy. First, let's go through the list of things you will need:

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  • USB Drive (3GB or larger)

  • Before installing


    Before you install if you currently have data on the device that you're installing Ubuntu on, be aware that doing these step in this walkthrough will go through deleting everything that's on your computer. So I encourage you to back up your data before installing.

    Getting you're bootable ISO ready


    Getting Ubuntu is easy, just simply head on over to ubuntu.com and go to their download page and select the latest stable version of Ubuntu.

    After the download has completed, depending on what you're going to use for your boot device, whether it's a DVD or a USB drive, you need something that will be able to burn the ISO on to the boot device.

    They're tons of free software out there for doing this. Doing a simple Google search will surely come up with loads of results. Here are a few I've used before in the past.

    If you're using a USB drive, http://www.isotousb.com/

    If you're using a DVD, http://www.freeisoburner.com/

    If none of these suits your needs, then do a simple Google search for "ISO to USB" or "ISO to DVD" and then choose one of your own likings.

    Burning your ISO to the device



    For this example, I'll be using a USB device for burning the Ubuntu ISO on.

    The first step after downloading Ubuntu and your ISO burner is to install your ISO burner. After installing your ISO burner, go ahead and locate your ISO. Create your bootable ISO with your ISO burner.

    With this example, I'm using the isotousb to make my bootable ISO.



    After that has been completed and you have now got a bootable ISO, you can now go to the next step which is booting up your Ubuntu ISO.

    Starting the initial install.



    When sticking your device in whether it being a USB or DVD, restart your computer. If your computer doesn't notice on startup that there is a bootable device, you may need to set up in your bios in your boot order to set the USB or DVD drive to first boot in the boot list. If you don't know that, when your computer flashes the first screen it'll generally say what key to press to bring up your boot prompt, normally it's like F12 or F10 to get your boot prompt to come up. But again it's different depending on what type of computer you have.

    Choose your boot device, whether its a DVD or a USB and it'll start the process of booting into Ubuntu install.



    The first screen you will run into the welcome screen. In this area, you can choose to Try Ubuntu, which will then run off of your DVD or USB, or install Ubuntu. We are installing so choose your language and then click "Install Ubuntu".



    The next step is to choose your keyboard layout. English for me, and then click "continue".



    Here it allows you to choose if you want a minimal install with it only have a few essential things like a web browser and basic utilities, whereas the other option is the works with the web browser and utilities, office software, games, and media players.

    It also gives you the option to install the latest updates and install third party software such as your graphics drivers and stuff like that. After you have chosen what options you would like, click "continue".

    Installation type


    This is the part where you choose what type of installation type you want and you need to pay attention to.



    Here you have a few options. You can choose to do a full wipe and reinstall, (which is what I will be doing) and or you can choose to encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security or you can use an LVM with a new Ubuntu installation. For simplicity sake, we will be using the first option "Erase disk and install Ubuntu". Again, this will delete everything on the hard disk, so make sure you have you have everything back up first before going on to the next step.

    Click install now and then continue. Choose your location and then click continue.



    This part is where you choose your display name and your ubuntu password. This is required as almost everything that you do in Ubuntu that requires a change to the system requires a password.



    After that, the installation will start. This will normally take up to 15 to 20 minutes to complete, but this depends on how fast your computer is and the type of install device you choose to use.



    After it's done installing, it will tell you the installation is complete. Click restart and it'll boot into Ubuntu for the first time. Remove your boot device, USB or DVD drive, and then hit enter.



    Click on your user account and then type in your password and hit enter.



    Congratulations you have now installed Ubuntu.

    Somethings that you'll want to go and do right away is check for system updates and make sure that all of your drivers are installed and working. Since this is Ubuntu, installing updates can be done a few different ways.

    The easiest way is to go to the show application tab, down on the bottom left corner, type in the search "update" and that'll bring up software Updater. It'll run a search and if there are any updates to be installed, it'll inform you and give you the option to install it.

    And that's how you install ubuntu on your computer.
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