How To Install Ubuntu Linux – Complete Step by Step Guide
These days many users want to try linux but are in a dilemma that whether they will be able to install linux themselves or not. Installing linux is very easy task but if you think you might not be able to install linux or it is not easy to install linux then just read the step by step guide given below and then decide yourself that installing linux is easy or not. I am going to teach how to install ubuntu linux step by step as it is one of the most famous linux os. You can download ubuntu from here. After downloading ubuntu you need to create a cd or live usb Drive. Now lets start installing ubuntu linux.
Step 1 : Insert the ubuntu cd in the cd drive and boot the computer from cd. First of all you will be prompted to select language. elect English or other language according to your preferences.
Step 2 : Now you will see ubuntu menu, you can choose Try ubuntu without installing option to try ubuntu without actually installing it on your hard drive. For installing ubuntu choose the second option Install Ubuntu.
Step 3 : Ubuntu will start now initialize and after few minutes you can see the installation wizard.
Step 4 : Click Forward and it will check the minimum requirements for running ubuntu on your PC. If everything is fine you can see green colored tick marks. You can also select to download updates while installing and install some third party software. After selecting the things you want click forward.
Step 5 : Now you can choose either erase and use entire disk option or specify partitions manually option. You can choose the 1st option if you just want linux to exist in your system. Else select second option. Now it will display the free space available for your pc.
Select free space and click on Add option to create a new partition and choose partition type as primary, size around 70% of the free space available or choose anything like 10,000 or 20,000mb, use as ext3 journaling file system and select mount point as /.
Now again select free space from the table and click add option. Now select size to be around 300mb, use as ext3 journaling file system and select mount point as /boot.
Now again select free space from the table and click add option. Now select size to be around twice the size of your ram that is around 1000 mb if your ram size is 512mb and select use as swap area and click ok.
Step 6 : Click Install now button and then the wizard will ask you location. Select your location and click forward.
Step 7 : While you are selecting these options wizard will continue to copy files. Now select your desired keyboard layout and click forward.
Step 8 : Now fill in the details about yourself. Fill your name, computer name, choose a username and create a password and click forward and let ubuntu copy all the essential files.
Step 9 : After all files have been copied and installed ubuntu will display a message saying that installation complete and click on restart button to restart your computer. Remove the cd from the cd drive.
Step 10 : After restarting your pc wait for the ubuntu to load and then it will display the login screen. Choose the user and enter password and click login.
Enjoy and explore ubuntu linux. If you still have any doubts or problems leave a comment below and ill try to clear your doubts.