How to install Ubuntu in a few steps

Ubuntu 16.04

A new version of Ubuntu has been released a few hours ago and I think it is convenient to do a small tutorial on how to install any version of Ubuntu on our computer. Either 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, either we get an installation image and we recorded it on a dvd or we create a bootable usb with which to start the installation. In the links you can learn more about how to make these tools, something that we are not explaining now for trying 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 Disc, a desktop will appear where we will be asked if we want «Try Ubuntu»Or«Install Ubuntu«. The first can come in handy in case we doubt whether Ubuntu will work well or not. But the normal thing is to choose "Install Ubuntu". Once chosen, 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 the necessary requirements or not. 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 install. This is up to each one, but personally I leave it unchecked as it makes installation slower and then they are options that we can perform once we have Ubuntu installed.

Step 1 Installation

After pressing next, the following screen will appear 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 installedOn which disk if there are several and if there is only one, choose whether Ubuntu will have the entire hard disk for itself or will share it with several operating systems. If Ubuntu really will be our only operating system with choosing the option «Erase Disk and install Ubuntu" okay. The rest of the options that appear are about security and they can be dangerous if we don't choose them well and we just want to have a desktop system.

Step 2 Installation

After pressing next A screen will appear to confirm the changes, because these changes once made will erase the entire hard drive and what is in it, so if we do not 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.

Step 3 Installation

After pressing continue, the screen of location for time zone. In some versions of Ubuntu, this screen is replaced by the create users screen, in any case, in the time zones screen, we just have to mark the time zone and press continue.

Step 4 installation

The keyboard is another item to specify and is always related to the time zone display. In any case this topic is worth checking out and do not do it quickly because it is more difficult to change it once Ubuntu is installed than during installation. Once the keyboard language has been chosen, we press continue.

Step 5 Installation

And the most important screen of the installation will appear, a screen as important as the disk partition: creating users. In this step we have to establish our username, Password, the name of the team and say if we want the login screen or not. The login screen is the first one where it asks us for the passwordIf we check the option «start session automatically», the login screen will be skipped and the system will start directly. It is a good but unsafe option.

Step 6 Installation

After entering the username, click next and it will appear the typical tour with the newness of the 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.

Step 7 Installation

And after finishing, we restart the equipment we will find the Login screen, with our user and ready to enter the user password.

Last installation step

These processes and screens are very similar between Ubuntu versions, in some versions they change the order of the screens and in other versions they change the name, but the process is the same, straightforward and simple Do not you think?


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  1.   Jose Francisco Barrantes placeholder image said

    😉

  2.   Danny Torres Calderon said

    Me getting ready to update from 15.10 to 16.04 !! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3.   Wilder Ucieda Vega said
  4.   Jaime Palao Castano said

    installing and configuring it to my liking

  5.   Alberto said

    when I put sudo apt-get update I get this

    Ign: 14 cdrom: // Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1) xenial / restricted Translation-en
    Ign: 15 cdrom: // Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1) xenial / restricted amd64 DEP-11 Metadata
    Ign: 16 cdrom: // Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1) xenial / restricted DEP-11 64 × 64 Icons
    Err: 3 cdrom: // Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1) xenial / main amd64 Packages
    Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
    Err: 4 cdrom: // Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1) xenial / main i386 Packages
    Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
    Hit: 17 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease
    Hit: 18 http://ppa.launchpad.net/numix/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease
    Hit: 19 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ravefinity-project/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease
    Hit: 20 http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu xenial InRelease
    Get: 21 http://ec.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease [247 kB]
    Hit: 22 http://ec.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease
    Hit: 23 http://ec.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease
    Fetched 247 kB in 19s (12,6 kB / s)
    Reading package lists ... Done
    W: The repository 'cdrom: // Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1) xenial Release' does not have a Release file.
    N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
    N: See apt-secure (8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
    E: Failed to fetch cdrom: // Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1) / dists / xenial / main / binary-amd64 / Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
    E: Failed to fetch cdrom: // Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1) / dists / xenial / main / binary-i386 / Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    1.    Paul Aparicio said

      How did you install the new version? From what I read here "W: The repository 'cdrom: // Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1) xenial Release' does not have a Release file." I get the feeling that you were using a beta and you still have those repositories installed. Can be? I have never seen this bug, but it tells you that this repository does not have "the final version", so it seems to me that it tries to download from there and there is nothing.

      See if you have repositories that you should not from the "other software" tab of "software and updates".

      A greeting.

  6.   gynoanc said

    I have read that edubuntu will not have the update 16.04 how can I install ubuntu 16.04 if I have edubuntu 12.04 thanks

  7.   Juan Felipe Pino Martinez said

    Hello, good afternoon, I have Ubuntu studio already updated to 17.10 but I want to switch to xubuntu 17.10, I can go through this without formatting.