How to install ubuntu: a painless procedure

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

Boot up your computer from the Ubuntu Hardy CD

Wait for ubuntu to boot up from the live cd

Wait for ubuntu to boot up from the live cd

You can use ubuntu without installing it

You can use ubuntu without installing it

Click "Install" to install. Really simple!

Click "Install" to install. Really simple!

Select Language

Step 1: Select Language

Select your location (timezone)

Step 2: Select your location (timezone)

Select keyboard layout

Step 3: Select keyboard layout

Set up your partitions

Step 4: Set up your partitions

Intoduction to partitioning

Step 4.0: Intoduction to partitioning

Set up the root partition "/"

Step 4.1: Set up the root partition

Next lesson about partitioning

Step 4.2: Next lesson about partitioning

Set up your "home" partition

Step 4.3: Set up your "home" partition

Create a swap area

Step 4.4: Create a swap area

Partitioning done - five easy steps!

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!

Personal details - the easy stuff

Step 5: Personal details - the easy stuff

Ready to go!

Step 6: Ready to go!

Go take a stroll

Step 7: Go take a stroll

Done!

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 šŸ™‚

[ 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. ]

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