In this guide, we are going to show you how to install Ubuntu on your computer. Ubuntu is an open source operating system that runs on multiple devices from the cloud, through personal computers, smartphones to the smallest devices such as robots. Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution. You can download and install Ubuntu completely by yourself, easily, and the best thing about Ubuntu is it is open-source and free. The entire process takes only a few minutes on most computers. In order to install Ubuntu, you will need to need a couple of things.
Preparing For The Ubuntu Installation
- First, make sure your computer is connected to the internet. This will allow you to download Ubuntu updates, translations and add-ons during installation process.
- Before you install Ubuntu, you should make sure that you have enough hard drive space. The minimum recommended hard drive space for Ubuntu is 6 GB, but expect disk usage to increase with individual software installations and file work. The bigger the hard drive, the better. Therefore, it is a great idea to use at least 50 GB of disk space for Ubuntu, and if you are installing Ubuntu as the only operating system, reserve the entire hard drive for it. This may seem like a waste of hard drive space but it will definitely help you in the long run.
- If you want to keep your system up to date after the installation is complete, choose to update the software during installation. At the same time, you should check the installation of add-ons (Adobe Flash, codecs, …), thanks to which your Ubuntu will be ready for work and entertainment from the first start.
- If you don't have a LAN internet connection, you can also use mobile networks or Wi-Fi.
There are many ways to install Ubuntu. You can install Ubuntu not only from the CD, but also from a USB flash drive. Alternatively, it is also possible to perform the installation directly from the Internet.
If you have opted for a CD / DVD, you must first burn the downloaded .ISO image to it. Do not copy or unzip it, but right-click on it and select Write to CD / DVD. You can burn the ISO file to disc using a software like Etcher. You can download Etcher by clicking on this link.
If you have already prepared the bootable DVD, insert it into the drive tray of the computer on which you want to install Ubuntu. Restart the computer, or set the system to boot from the CD in BIOS settings, and follow the instructions displayed on your screen.
In short, if you prefer to install Ubuntu using a USB flash drive, then you must first write the Ubuntu .ISO image file that you've downloaded to the USB drive correctly. Make sure you have a backup of your files, because this process will format your USB flash drive. If you are using an operating system like Windows, this can be done easily using the Rufus software. After writing the .ISO image file to the USB drive, you can restart the computer (if you plan to install on the same device), or set up the boot from the USB drive in the BIOS, and follow the instructions displayed on your screen.