Here’s another screenshot tutorial.
This one shows how to install Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) Desktop Edition on a computer. Read (rather view) the complete tutorial first, then go about installing ubuntu on your computer, with this article by your side.
If you want to know how to get Ubuntu, go here.
Boot up your computer from the Ubuntu Hardy CD
Wait for ubuntu to boot up from the live cd
You can use ubuntu without installing it
Click "Install" to install. Really simple!
Step 1: Select Language
Step 2: Select your location (timezone)
Step 3: Select keyboard layout
Step 4: Set up your partitions
Step 4.0: Intoduction to partitioning
Step 4.1: Set up the root partition
Step 4.2: Next lesson about partitioning
Step 4.3: Set up your "home" partition
Step 4.4: Create a swap area
Step 4.5: Partitioning done - five easy steps!
After this step, you may be taken to a “Migration Assistant” if you have windows XP already present on your computer. You can safely proceed further without making any changes. Just press Forward. Of course, if you want to see what it does, do it sure!
Step 5: Personal details - the easy stuff
Step 6: Ready to go!
Step 7: Go take a stroll
Step 8: Done!
There you go! You now have a great system installed, all done manually by yourself.
If there are any questions about the procedure (like in the partitioning), feel free to ask. I always help my friends 🙂
[ Info: How I took these screenshots
I used VirtualBox and created a virtual machine on my computer. Then I installed ubuntu on it, and took screenshots of the process from my host operating system.
The pictures were edited with Gimp. ]