Installing UBUNTU for the first time
Today I tried to install UBUNTU 18.04 LTS into my friend's laptop. I will say it was quite a mixed experience. Below are the following steps I did for installing:
Step 1 : Partition
Click on windows icon type “Create and format Disc”. There you will see the following :
- Right-click on C Drive.
- Go to shrink Volume.
- It is preferred to choose 30GB to 100Gb for UBUNTU OS. Here we will choose 60GB .i.e . 61440MB You will now see some free space being allocated. Note that during partition the unallocated free space must be at the end of all drives refer to this post on how to move unallocated spaces to the right.
Step 2: Creating a USB flash drive
Meanwhile, download the ISO file for UBUNTU 18.04 (LTS bionic). Also, download Etcher for creating flash USB. Give the path for downloaded iso file.
Step 3 : Restart
Go to the BIOS setup. For my dell Vostro laptop. I will press
F12 just as the dell image logo is visible.
* Go to your USB drive
* Select “Open UBUNTU without installing”
Click on the “Install UBUNTU 18.04.1 LTS” and it will ask for the following configuration.
Select Normal Installation. Uncheck download updates while installing Ubuntu. Now there are two steps 1. Easy Step 2. Creating our configuration
Select “Install Ubuntu alongside Windows Boot Manager” and goto Step 8
Our Configuration for home, root, and swap
Select “Something Else“ Find where there is free space you have created.
Select and click on the “+” icon and we will allocate the space for “swap” and “home” and “root” directory.
Select logical memory and
/signifies root, allocate 20 GB for it.
Select swap memory for 4GB (half the RAM size is preferred, for my Laptop of 8GB, it's 4096 MB).
Now give the rest of the space for the
Now select install now. Click on continue. And wait for the installation to finish. Yay! we are all done.