How to Install Ubuntu on your Dell PC

This is a quick tutorial on how to install Ubuntu OS on your Dell desktop machine. As we know, Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating system, with Unity as its default desktop environment. It is based on free software and named after the Southern African philosophy of ubuntu.

1. First check if your Dell model has been tested and supported by by Canonical

2. Insert the Ubuntu disk into your DVD drive or connect your Bootable USB into a port on the system.

3. Tap rapidly on the F12 key when you see the Dell logo appear during start up. This will take you to the Boot Once menu.

4. Use the cursor/Arrow keys to navigate the menu and highlight your selection. It will be either boot from USB or Boot from CD/DVD Drive. Once your Choice is highlighted hit the ENTER key.

5. When the setup boots, choose the Try Ubuntu option. this option will check that your hardware is seen okay by Ubuntu.

6. When you’re ready to proceed, click the Install Ubuntu button. The install wizard will appear to prompt you through some choices.

7. Select your install language and click Continue.

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  1. The Preparing to install Ubuntu window appears. Choose the applicable options and click Continue.

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9. The Installation type window appears. Click Erase Disk and Install Ubuntu. Then select the Hard Drive that you want to install Ubuntu on

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10. Click Install Now. From this point you can’t cancel the installation.

11. Next “The Where are you? window appears next. Select the location closest to where you are and click Continue

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  1. The Keyboard layout window appears. Select the correct keyboard layout for your system and click Continue.

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  1. The Who are you? window appears. You want to fill in your information at this point.

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14. When the install wizard finishes, you will get a the Installation complete message window up. Click Restart Now to restart your computer.

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  1. Ubuntu is now installed.
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