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:
- Check whether you have at least 25 GB of free storage space or at least 5 GB for a minimal installation.
- 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.
- You may require an external USB disk for taking a backup.
Step 1: Downloading Ubuntu
- You have to download Ubuntu from the official website.
- It is accessible as a single ISO file which would be around 2 GB in size.
Step 2: Creating A Live USB
- After downloading Ubuntu, the next step is to create a live USB of Ubuntu OS.
- Several free tools are available for creating a live USB of Ubuntu OS, such as Rufus, Etcher, Unetbootin, Universal USB Installer.
- 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
- Plug your live USB into your system and ensure that the system boots from the USB disk instead of the hard disk.
- Restart your system and when you see a logo of your computer manufacturer, press F2 or F10 or F12 to access BIOS settings.
- Select your USB as the boot device. Save the changes and exit.
- Continue reading for how to install Ubuntu on your system.
Step 4: Ubuntu Installation
- 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.
- 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
- Use the checkboxes to choose whether you need to install Ubuntu alongside another operating system or delete your existing OS and replace it.
- After configuring the storage, click on the Install Now button.
Step 6: Entering The Login Details
- Type in your name and the installer will automatically suggest a computer name and a username. Next, you have to enter a strong password.
- Disable automatic login and enable encryption.
Step 7: Background Installation
- The installation will be completed in the background.
- After everything is installed and configured, a small window pops out, asking you to restart your system.
- Click on Restart Now and remove the USB flash drive when prompted.
- You have finally completed how to install Ubuntu on your system.