How to install Ubuntu on a computer?


by cecelia , in category: General Help , 6 months ago

How to install Ubuntu on a computer?

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by coty_beier , 5 months ago


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 ( 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 ( 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.