Ubuntu is very popular among Linux fans. That’s all because currently, Ubuntu is the most widely used desktop operating system. With regular updates guaranteed by Canonical and additional features released every 6 months, this Linux distro is admired. And of all that, you can get it for free because it is Open Source. Then, how to install Ubuntu?
How to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
This version of Ubuntu is the most recent version at the time of this article down. And because this version of LTS or Long Term Support, Ubuntu is supported by Canonical as the main funder of this Linux for 5 years. Of course in the future, if the latest version appears, you can upgrade for free and be supported again.
Immediately, here’s how to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
Also Check: Easy Guide How to Install Ubuntu Desktop 18.04
1. Download Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and put it on Flash Disk
To download it, please go to the main Ubuntu site. Then in the “Ubuntu Desktop” section, click the green “20.04 LTS” button as shown above. The download size of Ubuntu itself is around 2.5 GB. So, it is highly recommended that you download it if you are connected to Wifi.
While you are downloading Ubuntu, you will also need a tool to put Ubuntu on a flash disk. Here, we will install Ubuntu on a Flash Disk with an application called Universal USB Installer. Plugin your flash disk now. After the download is complete, immediately open the application.
On the first screen, you are asked to agree to the EULA. Just click “I Agree”. Then, on “Step 1” please select Ubuntu. Then on “Step 2”, select the Ubuntu file that you downloaded. In “Step 3”, select your Flash Disk. So that there is no interference, you can Format your Flash Disk by putting a checkmark on “Fat32 Format Drive”. But if there is enough free space, you don’t need to format.
Wait a few moments until Ubuntu is moved to your Flash Disk.
2. Set the computer boot to use Flash Disk
To do this, the method is different for each computer. Here, I will show you how to set up a computer boot with an HP brand. If you have another brand, please open your computer manual to find out how.
Restart the computer as usual. Before your screen turns on, press the ESC key repeatedly until your screen displays the image as above. After that, press the F9 key to select the “Boot Device Options” option .
Next, you will enter the “Boot Manager” screen . Find your flash disk brand and select it using the keyboard. Once selected, press the enter key.
Wait a few moments until you are prompted to select the Boot Ubuntu option. Select the first option with the words only “Ubuntu” only and Ubuntu will start booting as shown above. Wait a few more moments.
3. Start installing Ubuntu
After you wait, a screen like the one above will appear. To start installing Ubuntu, click “Install Ubuntu”. Or, you can try using Ubuntu by clicking “Try Ubuntu”
In the “Keyboard Layout” section, just leave the settings and click “Continue”
Then in the “Updates and other software” section. make sure the option is “Normal installation”. You can choose “Minimal installation” if you only want to install the browser and some important applications. You can also tick “Install third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware and additional media formats” to have Ubuntu install additional applications for your graphics and Wi-Fi devices. If so, click “Continue”.
In the “Installation type” section, there are 2 options that you can choose from. The first option is “Erase disk and install Ubuntu”, Ubuntu will erase all data on your hard drive. Select this option if your computer is new or you want to start over again. But if you still have other data, click the “Something else” option. There, you can choose where to install Ubuntu. Here, I chose the first option and clicked “Install Now”.
Then there will be a notification as above. Here, Ubuntu confirms. If you are sure, click “Continue”
In the “Where are you” section, select the city where you live. If not, choose the closest city. If so, click “Continue”
Then in the “Who are you” section, fill in the name, username, and password for your computer. This password will be used when the computer is turned on. If so, click “Continue”. Wait a few moments until the installation process is complete. When finished, you will be asked to restart the computer. Please click “Restart now…” to restart your computer.
4. Finished installing Ubuntu 20.04
After restarting, please enter the password you previously created so you can start using Ubuntu.
It’s so easy to install Ubuntu 20.04!
In each release, Ubuntu tries to make it easier to install the operating system. In this version, I see the installation process is getting easier and the explanations are also clearer. Ubuntu 20.04 is also an LTS version or Long Term Support, where Ubuntu is supported with security updates and fixes for 5 years so it is very suitable to be used for work. Then, are there any other questions? Let’s leave your comments in the comment box below.