How to Install Ubuntu

How To Install Ubuntu? [Simple Guide]

A Ubuntu desktop is easy to use and install. Also, it includes everything you need to run your organization, school, college, home, or enterprise. Being an open-source, secure, and accessible operating system, Ubuntu is free to download. You can carry out the below guidelines for how to install Ubuntu on your system using your computer’s DVD drive or a USB flash drive.

Requirements To Install Ubuntu


It would help if you consider the following steps before starting the installation: 

  1. Check whether you have at least 25 GB of free storage space or at least 5 GB for a minimal installation.
  2. A system with a 2 GHz dual-core processor or better, 4GB of RAM or more, and an Internet connection for downloading the Ubuntu OS.
  3. You may require an external USB disk for taking a backup.
How to Install Ubuntu

Step 1: Downloading Ubuntu

  1. You have to download Ubuntu from the official website.
  2. It is accessible as a single ISO file which would be around 2 GB in size.

Step 2: Creating A Live USB

  1. After downloading Ubuntu, the next step is to create a live USB of Ubuntu OS.
  2. Several free tools are available for creating a live USB of Ubuntu OS, such as Rufus, Etcher, Unetbootin, Universal USB Installer.
  3. A live USB permits you to boot into Ubuntu from a USB drive. You can also test without installing Ubuntu onto your computer. 

 Step 3: Booting From The Live USB

  1. Plug your live USB into your system and ensure that the system boots from the USB disk instead of the hard disk.
  2. Restart your system and when you see a logo of your computer manufacturer, press F2 or F10 or F12 to access BIOS settings.
  3. Select your USB as the boot device. Save the changes and exit.
  4. Continue reading for how to install Ubuntu on your system.

 Step 4: Ubuntu Installation

  1. Now, you have to boot into the live Ubuntu environment. Click on the Install Ubuntu icon on the desktop and choose all the necessary configurations.
  2. Beneath installation, enable both Download updates and Install third-party software. You need to be connected to the Internet to get the latest updates while installing Ubuntu.

 Step 5: Installation Type

  1. Use the checkboxes to choose whether you need to install Ubuntu alongside another operating system or delete your existing OS and replace it.
  2. After configuring the storage, click on the Install Now button.

 Step 6: Entering The Login Details

  1. Type in your name and the installer will automatically suggest a computer name and a username. Next, you have to enter a strong password. 
  2. Disable automatic login and enable encryption.

Step 7: Background Installation

  1. The installation will be completed in the background.
  2. After everything is installed and configured, a small window pops out, asking you to restart your system.
  3. Click on Restart Now and remove the USB flash drive when prompted.
  4. You have finally completed how to install Ubuntu on your system.
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