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 🙂

[ 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. ]

How to get ubuntu? (for the layman)

Hi!

This is a new thing I am trying out: a screenshot tutorial! I would not write down any text in this series… just a series of pics that would explain the topic “how to get ubuntu”.

go to ubuntu.com/getubuntu]

select your mirror

download the correct version

wait for it to finish

verify your download

Alternatively, you can request CDs to be sent to your home. Yea, for real! I know the delivery is pretty quick, but I don’t remember (or know) the number.

how to request cds

give them your mailing address

Of course, you could buy the CDs from Canonical Inc. themselves. Your money will surely help them furter their services and development.

I hope this experiment of mine has been very enjoyable. But I wish to clarify one thing: this is not an insult to your intelligence. This is for those people who can see the obvious but are too shy to do it the right way.

And it also helps me propagate my religion 😉

Cheers! Coming up next: “How to install ubuntu: a painless procedure”