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Join Date: Feb 2012
Re: Standard Installation of Ubuntu
- 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.