How to install ubuntu

Ubuntu login screenIn this tutorial, we are going to install Ubuntu Desktop. We will start with answering how to download ubuntu on windows. How to install Ubuntu on Windows 10 virtual machine, and more.

Ubuntu Screen
Ubuntu Screen

How to download Ubuntu:

To download Ubunto please navigate to the Download Ubuntu Desktop page. You can use the direct download link or if you have a torrent client you can use it for the download.

Once the download is complete, we can open VMWare can create a new Ubuntu virtual machine. Do not forget to set the CDROM to the downloaded Ubuntu image for the installation. Next is to restart the VM system.

Ubuntu VM Settings
Ubuntu VM Settings

This is the first screen you will see when the VM system starts.

Ubuntu Installation Grub
Ubuntu Installation Grub

You can select the first option – Ubuntu, or wait and it will select it automatically (note the counter). As we are about to fully install Ubuntu Desktop on a VM. We need to select the first option.

Ubuntu Install Screen
Ubuntu Install Screen

We are going to select English as the language and press the Install Ubuntu.

Ubuntu Keyboard Layout
Ubuntu Keyboard Layout

For this guide, we will use English(US) as our keyboard layout. If you prefer another language please select it. Just note that this guide will show screens in the English language. To continue with the installation press the Continue button.

Ubuntu Installation Update and other software
Ubuntu Installation Update and other software

We can use the default, make sure the Download updates while installing Ubuntu are selected. We will use the built-in update command after the installation finish. Press on the Continue button.

Ubuntu Installation Type
Ubuntu Installation Type

Our VM is dedicated to Ubuntu Linux, for that case, we can select the first option – Erase – as, currently, we do not have anything on the VM hard disk.

Press the Install Now button to start the installation process.

Ubuntu Write the changes to disk message
Ubuntu Write the changes to disk message

This is a safe message to notify you that the installation is going to do real changes to the hard disk – partition. You can press the Continue button.

Ubuntu set your time zone
Ubuntu set your time zone

On this screen, you can set your time zone. It probably selected your current location. If needed you can change it by pressing on the map or typing in the text box. Once you are ready press the Continue button.

Ubuntu pick a user name
Ubuntu pick a user name

Now it is time to set your name, the system name, and a user name to log into Ubuntu. For security reasons I do not mart the Log in automatic option, I prefer to type in the password for the login process. But it is up to you if you want to select this option. After setting the needed information you can press the Continue button.

Ubuntu installation running
Ubuntu installation running

The installation is running, and we are waiting for it to finish.

Ubuntu Installation complete
Ubuntu Installation complete

And here is the Installation Complete message, let’s reboot the system and start working with our newly installed Ubuntu Desktop Linux.

Ubuntu Media Removal
Ubuntu Media Removal

We have one more step to do – remove the installation medium to continue. To do that we need to go into the VM settings.

VM CDROM setting Removing the ISO file
VM CDROM setting Removing the ISO file

Open the VM settings (pressing the VM->Settings) and press the CDROM. You can select the Use physical drive, or unmark the Connect at power on. I selected the Use physical drive. Saved and press the enter key in the Ubuntu medium removal screen. This will cause the system to reboot.

 

Ubuntu login screen
Ubuntu login screen

Once the system reboot, you will see the login screen. Unless you selected the login automatically. If you have this screen you can use your password to log in.

Ubuntu Installation done
Ubuntu Installation done

The installation of Ubuntu is done. After the login screen, you can now use your newly installed Linux. This is the end of our how to install ubuntu on a VM system. Hope you enjoy it. If you have any questions, please use our contact page or add your comment.

 

 

 

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