How to install Ubuntu on a computer?

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by cecelia , in category: General Help , a year ago

How to install Ubuntu on a computer?

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by coty_beier , a year ago

@cecelia 

Installing Ubuntu on a computer is a straightforward process. Here are the general steps:

  1. Download Ubuntu: First, you need to download the Ubuntu ISO file from the official website (https://ubuntu.com/download). You can choose the version you want to install, and you can also select the desktop environment you want to use (e.g., GNOME, KDE, Xfce, etc.).
  2. Create a bootable USB drive: Next, you need to create a bootable USB drive from the Ubuntu ISO file. You can use a tool like Rufus (https://rufus.ie/) to create the bootable USB drive. Insert the USB drive into the computer you want to install Ubuntu on.
  3. Boot from the USB drive: Once you have the bootable USB drive, you need to boot your computer from it. This will usually involve changing the boot order in your computer's BIOS or UEFI settings. Make sure to save the changes and reboot your computer.
  4. Install Ubuntu: After booting from the USB drive, you should see the Ubuntu installer. Follow the prompts to select your language, timezone, keyboard layout, and other settings. When prompted, choose to erase the disk and install Ubuntu.
  5. Complete the installation: After Ubuntu is installed, you can set up your user account and password, and configure any additional settings. Once you have completed the installation, you should be able to log in to Ubuntu and start using it.


Note that these are general steps, and the exact process may vary depending on your computer's hardware and configuration. It is always a good idea to read the Ubuntu documentation and follow the official installation instructions to ensure a successful installation.

by viola_gleichner , 20 days ago

@cecelia 

  1. Download Ubuntu: Go to the official Ubuntu website (https://ubuntu.com/download) and download the Ubuntu ISO file for the version you want to install.
  2. Create a bootable USB drive: Use a tool like Rufus (https://rufus.ie/) to create a bootable USB drive from the downloaded Ubuntu ISO file. Make sure to select the correct USB drive and follow the instructions to create the bootable drive.
  3. Boot from the USB drive: Insert the bootable USB drive into the computer you want to install Ubuntu on. Restart the computer and press the key (usually F12, F2, ESC, or Delete) to access the boot menu. Select the USB drive as the boot device and press Enter.
  4. Install Ubuntu: The Ubuntu Live desktop will load from the USB drive. Double-click on the "Install Ubuntu" icon on the desktop to start the installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions to select language, time zone, keyboard layout, and disk partitioning options.
  5. Complete the installation: Create a username and password for your Ubuntu account. Once the installation is complete, remove the USB drive and reboot the computer. You should now see the GRUB boot loader screen, where you can choose to boot into Ubuntu.
  6. Update and customize Ubuntu: After logging into Ubuntu, open the terminal and run sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade to update the system. You can also customize Ubuntu by installing additional software, themes, and tweaking settings to your preference.


These steps provide a basic outline of how to install Ubuntu on a computer. Remember to back up your important data before starting the installation process and refer to the official Ubuntu documentation for any specific instructions related to your hardware configuration.