After a launch with a last minute bug which has already been resolved, We can now download the new version of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver from the official Ubuntu website. As most of you know, the LTS versions of Ubuntu have a longer support than a regular release.
This is what makes these new LTS versions more anticipated, without further ado we are going to share with you a small guide that is focused on newbies and newcomers to this great system.
It is important to mention that to follow this guide I must assume that you have the basic knowledge to know how to burn a DVD or mount the system on a USB, in addition to knowing how to edit the options of your BIOS to boot the system and in case of having UEFI know how to disable it .
First of all, we must know the requirements to be able to run Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on our computer and I must mention that Ubuntu abandoned the support for 32 bits so if you don't have a 64-bit processor you won't be able to install this new version.
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Requirements to install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Minimum: 700 MHz 64-bit processor, 1 GB of RAM, 10 GB of hard disk, DVD reader or USB port for installation.
Ideal: 1 GHz x64 processor onwards, 2GB of RAM memory onwards, 20 GB of hard disk, DVD reader or USB port for installation.
Ubuntu 18.04 installation step by step
We must already have the ISO of the downloaded system to be able to record it in our preferred medium to perform the installation, if you have not downloaded it you can do it from the following link.
Prepare Installation Media
CD / DVD installation media
Windows: We can burn the ISO with Imgburn, UltraISO, Nero or any other program even without them in Windows 7 and later gives us the option to right click on the ISO.
Linux: They can use especially the one that comes with the graphical environments, among them are, Brasero, k3b, and Xfburn.
USB installation medium
Windows: They can use Universal USB Installer or LinuxLive USB Creator, both are easy to use.
Linux: The recommended option is to use the dd command:
dd bs = 4M if = / path / to / Ubuntu18.04.iso of = / dev / sdx && sync
Our installation medium is ready we proceed to insert it in the equipment where we are going to install the system, we boot the equipment and the first screen that will appear is the following one, where we are going to select the option to install the system.
It will start to load everything necessary to start the system, done this The installation wizard will appear, where the first screen will ask us to define our language and we give the option to install.
Later in the next screen will give us a list of options in which I recommend selecting to download updates while we install and to install third-party software.
Continuing with the process, it will ask us to choose between the minimum installation or a regular installation, where the first will only have the web browser and basic options and the other will have more tools added such as the office suite.
Once the type of installation has been chosen, going on to the following We will now be asked to choose where we will install the system between what we will choose:
erase the entire disk to install Xubuntu 17.10
More options, it will allow us to manage our partitions, resize hard disk, delete partitions, etc. The recommended option if you don't want to lose information.
Take into account that if you choose the first one, you will automatically lose all your data.
In the second option you will be able to manage your partitions to be able to install Ubuntu.
Done this process, now we will be asked to choose our time zone.
Finally, it will ask us to configure a user with a password.
After that, the installation process will begin and we just have to wait for it to finish to be able to remove the installation media.
Now you just have to restart your computer to start using this new version of Ubuntu on your computer.