Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux Distros. It is one of the most user friendly distribution and it is also common for a newbie to start with Ubuntu his Linux experience. That doesn’t mean that Ubuntu isn’t good enough fro more advanced users though. In this article we’re going to share a step-by-step guide on how to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS by either using a DVD either a USB drive. We strongly advise you to read the entire guide BEFORE your start the installation.
How to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
1) Installation using a DVD
It’s quite easy to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS using a DVD. If you already have burned the OS to a DVD, please go ahead and put it into your DVD Drive and restart your computer. If you don’t, and also don’t know how to do it, the check this guide on how to burn a DVD on Windows. The first thing you should see is a welcome screen that lets you choose the language and also “asks” if you want to install Ubuntu right now or if you prefer to try it first from the DVD. Now in case you don’t see this menu, then check this guide for booting from DVD.
2) Installation Using a USB drive
Ok, in most cases computers can boot from USB. If you don’t know how to create a bootable DVD, then check this guide. Again, you should see a welcome screen about choosing your language and again giving you the option to try Ubuntu before you install it. In case your computer doesn’t do that automatically, press F12 key and this will show you the boot menu. Do NOT hold the F12 key down, because you’ll get an error.
3) Your preparation to install Ubuntu
If you’re using a laptop plug it into a power source.
Make sure that your have enough space to your hard drive in order to install Ubuntu. (It needs about 4.5GB to install. If possible, keep more free space)
Select Download updates while installing.
Make sure that you’re connected to the internet. This way you can be sure that you’ll get the latest updates during the installation.
4) Distribute space on your hard drive
In the image below you’ll see that by using the check boxes you can choose if you want to install Ubuntu alongside another OS. You can also delete your OS(the one you already have) and replace it with Ubuntu. You can choose the Something else option if you’re advanced user.
5) Let the installation begin!
By pressing the “install now” button, the installation will start. As mentioned before, Ubuntu needs about 4.5GB to install. Allow a few extra GBs for your files.
6) Next step, is to select your location
If you’re connected to the internet as we suggested this is an automated process. If you see that your location is correct then click on the button “Forward” to continue. In case you’re not sure about your time zone, type the name of the place you’re located and then click on the map. Let Linux work it’s magic.
7) Keyboard Layout
You just need to click on the language option that you prefer. Again if you’re not sure, let Linux do the work and just press the “Detect Keyboard Layout”.
8) Enter your login credentials
That’s pretty much it. When the procedure end, then just restart your computer.
If you need more information about how to install ubuntu, your can visit https://www.ubuntu.com
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