Using a USB drive?
Most newer computers can boot from USB. You will see a welcome screen prompting you to choose your language and giving you the option to install Ubuntu or try it from the CD.
If your computer doesn’t do so, you might need to press the F12 key to bring up the boot menu, but be careful not to hold it down – that can cause an error message.
Prepare to install Ubuntu
- Make sure you have required space on your computer to install Ubuntu
- Stay connected to the internet so that you can get the latest updates while you install Ubuntu
Set up wireless
Select your wireless access point. It will ask for your password if you have kept one.
Allocate drive space
Use the checkboxes to choose whether you’d like to Install Ubuntu alongside another OS (operating system), delete your existing OS and replace it with Ubuntu, or — if you’re an advanced user — choose the ’Something else’ option
Begin the installation
The installation process will begin after you click the Install Now button.
Ubuntu needs about 4.5 GB for installation, so add a few extra GB to allow for your files.
Select your location
Select your preferred keyboard layout
Enter your login and password details
Learn more about Ubuntu while the system installs…
Now restart your computer and start enjoying Ubuntu!