With the Microsoft updating its Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) tool to introduce a few uncomfortable niggles for users of pirated versions of Windows, popularity of Linux is getting higher. Everyone is afraid of getting his/her computer screen blackened by Microsoft. A lot of people are seeking to install Linux on their system but lack proper guidance. So I thought of posting the instruction guide on installing Ubuntu.
Here are the steps for installing Ubuntu along with your Windows.
- Empty a drive by backing up a copy of all its contents to another drive.
- Open âDisk Management Consoleâ by typing âdiskmgmt.mscâ in Run dialog. (View this page for details http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000)
- Locate the drive you just emptied. Right click on it and select âDelete Logical Driveâ¦â Select âYesâ when asked for confirmation.
- Now right-click free space on an extended partition, and then click âNew Logical Driveâ.
- Specify the size of the partition such that it is 5GB less than the size of the drive you emptied.
- After this youâll have an un-partitioned space of 5GB and an empty drive. Copy your data to the drive.
- Insert the âUbuntuâ disk. Right click on the disk and click on autoplay.
- Select âDemo and Full Installationâ. Click on Finish to reboot your machine.
- Enable boot from CD from your bios.
- Boot your machine from CD. The first thing youâd see is a language selection screen. Select the language youâd like your system to run.
- Now select âTry Ubuntu without any change to your computerâ.
- After a certain time, youâd see a desktop just like Windows. You can continue using Ubuntu. When you feel like installing it on your machine, open the âInstallâ program which is located on the desktop.
- Now an installer wizard would open guiding you through the installation of Ubuntu.
- You are once again asked to choose your language. Just click âForwardâ.
- Select your location in the map provided.
- Choose your keyboard layout. Most of us use âUS Englishâ. So the default would be perfect.
- A window would appear telling âStarting up the partiotionerâ. After it starts, select âManualâ and click âForwardâ.
- Select the free space and click on âNew Partitionâ. Create a partition of size 4000MB. In âUse asâ select âExt3 journaling file systemâ and in âMount Pointâ select â/â. Then click on OK.
- Again in the free space, create another partition as Swap.
- Click âForwardâ. The partitioner would take some time to create the partitions.
- In next page, create a username with password.
- You would be asked to import documents and settings from your windows. Select the entries as per your requirement.
- A âReady to Installâ page would appear describing the details of the Ubuntu installation. If you want to make any changes, you can go back and make the change. Otherwise, continue with the installation by clicking on âInstallâ
- The installation would start and finally you would be asked to restart your machine.
- After restart, a menu would appear where you can select your operating system.
The installation of Ubuntu is finished.
Enjoy using Linux. Have FUN!!
For detailed information about installing Ubuntu have a look at the following websites.
If you have any trouble installing or using ubuntu contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org