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Standard Installation of Ubuntu
  

First we download the Ubuntu installation CD (the Desktop CD). The downloaded file will be an ISO image that we burn on a disk to proceed with the installation. All disc-burning programs can do this.
You need to boot your computer from the CD. Restart your computer after inserting the disk to the burned disc into the drive. At startup, a screen appears that gives us the option to select our language. Once you have done us the welcome screen. Select the choice in this screen that if we want to run the Ubuntu environment running from the CD-Rom or if we want to make the installation from the disk.


If we choose the first option then after a few minutes, depending on your computer, the graphical desktop of Ubuntu will be loaded in RAM and will appear on your screen. You can navigate menus or test applications to see a small sample of what Ubuntu can do without yet having anything installed on your system. Note that after installation, it is much faster than when run virtually. To start the installation you must double-click the mouse on the icon given below. If in the previous step we choose the second option the you will directly go to the installation process.


Minimum requirements for Ubuntu
  • CPU: Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon 600 MHz or higher
  • RAM: 384 MB to run the LiveCD or 256 MB to run the installer one or more
  • Hard Drive 3 GB or more
  • Red card charging and Internet Connection: To install Language Packs (Without the language packs most of the applications or programs are in English)
  • Graphics Card: Minimum of 2 MB or 32 MB Video With 3D Acceleration to run Compiz Fusion

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Re: Standard Installation of Ubuntu

Configuration:
  • Step 1: Choose the language. If the welcome screen chose English, simply click below ("Next" or "Forward"), otherwise select any language in the list, and continue.
  • Step 2: Choose the time zone. Simply click on your area and then zoom in on specific city representative of its time zone.
  • Step 3: Choose the type of keyboard. If all goes well it will choose the standard keyboard automatically. Make sure that this is writing in the text box is in the bottom, pressing specific keys and some common symbols.
  • Step 4: Caution: This is one of the most important and delicate steps. These indicate where to install Ubuntu. Choose the right choice or you could format a partition you want if you are sharing the drive with other operating systems. There are three options as follows:
    • Format the entire hard drive: Choose this if you want to clear everything and using the drive as the only default for Ubuntu (see Figure 6). It is the most easy and hassle.
    • Contiguous free space: Ubuntu uses a piece of free hard disk space for installation. This is the recommended option if you want to keep your old operating system or any partition with your data. It is a very common option for those who want to continue with a first or second operating system like Windows or Mac OS.
    • Manual partitioning: With this option, you can specify how the partitions will be more specific. This is not the best option if you have never made a partition or installed Linux before. However, it is advisable to consult the guide partitioning your hard drive.
  • Step 5: In this step of the installation will ask about your data: Your real name and your user name or nickname. For example, the real name might be "Jesus Lopez" and username "flopez." Next, choose a password and computer name. You can leave the assignment by default, for example "flopez-laptop" or "flopez-desktop".
  • Step 6: On the next screen the installer will display the data for review. Make sure everything is in order and press "Next" to start copying files from Ubuntu to the hard drive. If during the installation process, you have internet connection, the installer will connect and download the packages needed to make our Ubuntu installation completely in our language.
  • Step 7: If everything was installed correctly, in the end the installation will prompt you to reboot or continue using the virtual session if we choose the first option in the start menu or ask us to reboot to complete installation.
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Re: Standard Installation of Ubuntu

Potential Problems:
  • Most problems come from Ubuntu install does not recognized well or not be able to use any particular part of the basic hardware components such as graphics card, not starting the virtual graphical environment correctly and Therefore, no starting installation gives a errors.
  • If you cannot start PC after installing Ubuntu and it is staying in the top menu then there is possibility that it may not correctly recognize your graphics card. To check, try the safe graphics mode and boot.
  • If problems persist, you can try to consult the help that is in the start menu and try some of the solutions are discussed.
  • Perhaps the best solution is to check if the bug is already fixed in the forums. You should check also if your hardware is supported.
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