How to install Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver?


What is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is a free and open-source operating system and Linux distribution based on Debian. Ubuntu is offered in three official editions: Ubuntu Desktop for personal computers, Ubuntu Server for servers and the cloud, and Ubuntu Core for Internet of things devices and robots.

Requirements:

  • 2 GHz dual core processor
  • 2 GB RAM (system memory)
  • 25 GB of hard-drive space (or USB stick, memory card or external drive)
  • VGA capable of 1024x768 screen resolution
  • Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
  • Internet access is helpful

Downloading:

You can Download Ubuntu 18.04 from Ubuntu.com. The file size is just under a Gigabyte and may take anything from a few minutes to a few hours, depending primarily on your connection speed.

Installation:

To install Ubuntu, you must first put the installation image onto some form of media. Your choices are DVD or USB (the image has grown too large for most CDs). USB need to be at least 2GB in size, and be prepared for it to be formatted (everything deleted).

Use Ubuntu Without Installing:

Ubuntu gives you an option to try the operating system before you install it! This is a good chance to test for any compatibility issues or just to simply get a preview of what you are getting into. Simply select Try Ubuntu Without Installing.

Install Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver:

Once you’ve downloaded the installation file and put onto a DVD or USB, you will need to shut down your computer.Once fully shutdown, Turn your computer back on, tapping the Setup key to select a boot device when your screen shows the name of the manufacturer. This key is usually a Function key (F1 to F12), or something like ESC. It will be shown on the BIOS, the screen displaying the manufacturers logo, usually along the bottom labeled Setup or Boot Settings. You can then use the arrow keys, finally hitting enter, to select either USB or Disc Drive.

1. Click Continue:

Once Ubuntu has booted, you will be presented with a screen that looks like this. Click Continue to begin the installer.

2. Choose your Keyboard Layout:

Select the language you like and follow the instructions on screen.

3. Check for updates:

You can download the updates while installing Ubuntu, or you can contine without downloading the updates. But you won’t be able to get updates, or any language packs you may require.

Choose How to Install:

It says Delete Windows and Install Ubuntu and Shrink Windows and Install Ubuntu Alongside.Choosing to install alongside will mean you are presented with a menu with the option to choose which operating system with the arrow keys and enter every time you turn on your computer.

Caution: In this step you could potentially erase your entire computer. This means all your programs, documents, photos, videos, and everything else could be lost.

Choose Security key:

This is a password to turn on the entire computer using Ubuntu.After setting the password click on Install Now.

Choose your Location:

Now,choose your location by looking map. This is to select your timezone.

Set a Username and Password:

Choose the name you want your computer to be and your username, then click on Continue.

Wait For Installation:

After the installation,enjoy Ubuntu 18.04 with all the free, full-version software.