Installing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is easier than ever.The Ubuntu developers are making the new versions of ubuntu
more user-friendly so that even an experienceless user may not have a hard time installing ubuntu.
To install ubuntu you must have one of these :
1. A bootable ubuntu CD/DVD.
2. A wubi(wubi.exe) installer for Windows users.
3. A Live USB drive containing Ubuntu files.
To install from a wubi installer go to my post http://maitnoobsatwork.blogspot.com/2011/07/installing-ubuntu-1004-from-wubi.html
To install from a from a Live USB drive go my post http://maitnoobsatwork.blogspot.com/2011/07/unetbootincreate-your-own-live-usb.html to create a Live USB drive and then follow the Steps from 2 to 20.
To install from a CD/DVD follow these steps:-
Step 1: Insert the CD and choose boot from CD/DVD in the boot menu in case you haven't given
it the first priority in the boot order.If you want to try ubuntu without installing or changing
files on your system select Try ubuntu without installing.If you want to install ubuntu
select Install Ubuntu.
Step 2: The Install window appears, select Install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to install ubuntu.
Step 3: Select your location and time zone and click forward.
Step 4: Select your keyboard layout and click forward.
Step 5: Now proceed with care.....If you have got a new drive that does not have
a pre-installed OS
Then you may use the option Erase and use entire disk option or you can
specify partition manually.
If you want to dual boot with windows i advise you to create a partion and
select this partition in Step 8.
I choose to specify manually to show you how to install it manually.
Step 6: Select the disk and click New Partition Table to create a new partition and press continue.
Step 7: The installer will show a free space select it and click add.
Step 8: Now the file system in linux is slightly different from windows.In linux there's a single
directory 'root' denoted by / and all the users and files are inside this folder.
The file systems in linux are ext2,ext3 and the new ext4.Note that windows cannot read
these file system on its own.
So select your patition type,size,location.
Select ext4 file system from Use as list.
Select mount point /. Press OK.
Step 9: Now the system uses a swap area to place its temporary files if you do not give this
space from its Hard disk the installer uses the RAM as swap area.
So if you have extra HD space you can allot 2-4 GB as swap area.
To create swap area just create a parition like step 8 except in this case select swap
from Use as list.
Step 10: Now select the ext4 file system from the main window and click forward.
Step 11: In my case i did not use a swap area so ubuntu gives a warning.Press continue.
Step 14: Fill you details....and your login preference.
Step 15: Review your settings...you can make changes by clicking back....if you want to install
with these settings click install.
Please remove your internet cable or the installer will fetch updates from server..
I advise to update once you install your system as updates may make the system
unstable. (Chances of this are although very rare ;) )
Step 16: Wait while installer copies the files...
Step 17: Reboot the system after installation.
Step 18: If you have dual-booted the system with windows select Ubuntu with linux from the grub
Step 19: Login with your username and password.
Step 20: Enjoy your new system... :)