A new version of Ubuntu has been released for a few hours now and I think it’s worth doing a small manual on how to install any version of Ubuntu on our computer. Whether it is the latest LTS or previous editions, Ubuntu is characterized by having a clear and simple wizard that in a few steps allows us to install any version of Ubuntu on our computer.
In order to install Ubuntu, we either get an installation image and burn it to a DVD or create a bootable usb with which to start the installation. In the links you can learn more about how to make these tools, which we do not tell you now to try to do the tutorial as simple and straightforward as possible.
Ubuntu still allows the option to try Ubuntu in case we are not convinced by the new operating system
After starting the Ubuntu Installation Disk, we will see a desktop where we will be asked if we want «try Ubuntu»O«to Install Ubuntu |«. The first may come in handy if we doubt whether Ubuntu will work well or not. But it is normal to choose “Install Ubuntu”. Once selected, the installation process will begin where we will be asked in which language we want to do it. logically we will choose Spanish and we will press next. After that the equipment will be analyzed to see if it meets or does not meet the necessary requirements. This process has been removed in the latest version, so it no longer appears, but it is still useful. If we have passed the requirements, it will tell us if we want to install the latest versions and third party drivers while we do the installation. This is everyone’s choice, but I personally leave it at that unchecked as it makes installation slower and then these are options that we can do once we have Ubuntu installed.
After clicking next we will see the following screen where we will be asked to locate the distribution. With this step, the installer asks us to tell him where we want Ubuntu to be installed, On which disk if there are several and if there is only one, choose whether Ubuntu will have the entire hard disk for it or share it with several operating systems. If Ubuntu really will be our only operating system with choose the option «Erase Disk and install Ubuntu»Val. The rest of the options that appear are about security and they can be dangerous if we don’t choose them well and just want to have a desktop system.
After clicking next a screen will appear to confirm the changes, Since these changes once made will erase the entire hard drive and whatever is on it, so if we don’t have a backup, the problems can be serious. If we really install Ubuntu with everything saved or on a new computer, we press the option to continue without problems.
After clicking continue, the screen will appear location for hourly use. In some versions of Ubuntu, this screen is replaced by the user creation screen, in any case, in the time use screen, we just have to mark the time use and click continue.
The keyboard is another item that needs to be specified and is always related to the schedule usage screen. Anyway this issue is worth paying attention to and don’t do it fast as it’s harder to change one that has Ubuntu installed than during installation. Having chosen the language of the keyboard, press continue.
And the most important screen of the installation will appear, a screen as important as the disk partition: user creation. In this step we need to set our username, the password, the computer name and say whether we want login screen or not. The login screen is the first where we are asked for the password, If we check the “log in automatically” option, the login screen will jump and start the system directly. It is a good but unsafe option.
After entering the username, we press next and it will appear the typical tour with the new distribution and the installation progress bar. This process is the longest of all, but it will only take a few minutes, it will take more or less time depending on the power of the operating system.
And after finishing, restarting the computer we will find the Login screen, with our user and ready to enter the user password.
These processes and screens are very similar between versions of Ubuntu, In some versions they change the order of the screens and in other versions they change the name, but the process is the same, simple and straightforward Don’t you believe?