In this post I am going to cover how to install Ubuntu 18.04 on computers or laptops no matter how old they are ( unless your laptop or computer was made in 1980 or before ). Let’s start:
Step number one: Download Ubuntu 18.04 and flash it to a USB flash drive:
first of all you would need to google "Ubuntu 18.04 " download and after downloading it you would need to get " Rufus " which is the program that we are going to use to flash the ISO image to the flash drive.
Download Ubuntu 18.04: https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
Download Rufus : https://rufus.ie/
after downloading these two required files > open the file ( Rufus.exe ) and then plug into your computer a flash drive that’s not less than 4 GB and then press on the button select to select the ISO image that we have downloaded. finally press start to start the flash process and keep clicking yes for all windows that pops up on your screen ( be aware that everything on the flash drive will be wiped for ever, so it’s a good idea to make a back up of all the files on the flash drive before this proceeding ).
Picture of the Rufus program User Interface on Windows 10 ( you should see something like this on your computer screen right now. Close and eject the flash drive ) :
Step number two: restart and do the magical process of installing the most privacy concerned operating system on your computer as a second Operating System ( dual boot ):
first of all you will need to google: what is the boot option key for “your laptop or computer name or brand”. Like for example "what is the boot option key for msi laptops? " after googling this remember the key and shutdown your computer. plug in the flash drive and power up then keeping pressing the boot option key until you see a screen like this (This is an HP laptop. Just keep in mind your laptop or computer boot option menu could be thousand percent different than this > that is totally fine ) :
now you will need to go to the option that says USB hard drive "a flash drive would work just fine with this option ". After that your computer will proceed automatically to Ubuntu installation media drive. It will look something like this:
choose " install Ubuntu ". You can try it first if you would like to " I just think that option is a waste of time ".
and then go through the installation process " it is super simple " These are pictures of the processes :
in this option you should go with the one that says install Ubuntu beside your first operating system if you would like to keep your first operating system "The following picture "
click on the one that says continue "it just means that your hard drive is going to be split "
This process is going to take about half an hour up to 2 hours depending on your computer hardware
Now, The first thing you should do is update and upgrade:
press these three buttons on your keyboard at once CTRL + ALT + T. Which will bring up the terminal.
type this command into your terminal window " sudo -s "
type this command into your terminal window " apt update "
type this command into your terminal window " apt upgrade " and then the key " Y " to confirm
and the final step is to reboot the system for all updates to take effect
now I would like to say to you that you have done a great job. This operation is administrator level.
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