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Install Ubuntu

First of all, you need to be able to boot your PC from the Ubuntu bootable CD. You also need to have at least 512Mb of memory and 5Gb of free space to install Ubuntu.

Careful, unless you install Ubuntu alongside of another operating system, this process also means erasing everything on your computer and come back with a fresh new install. You will lose your documents if you reinstall without backing up of your PC.

Following steps represent the installation of Ubuntu 11.04, but if you plan to install other versions, the process will be the same with some unimportant differences.

  1. Insert the Ubuntu CD in your drive and shut down your PC.
  2. Start your computer on the Ubuntu CD.
  3. Choose your language and click Install Ubuntu, unless if you want to explore it before, click on Try Ubuntu.
  4. Put a check on Install this third party software if you want to be able to read MP3s and put a check on Download updates during installing if you are not rushed. Click Next.
  5. If you have another system like Windows for example, you can choose to Install Ubuntu alongside Windows or Replace Windows, otherwise click Erase Disc and Install, or click on Something else to access technical options.
  6. Click Install Now.
  7. While the installation is in progress, choose your location (time zone), your keyboard layout (a box is displayed just below so you can test your keyboard), your user name and password (check Log in automatically if you do not want you to be asked for your password each time your computer starts) and data to be imported if you want Ubuntu to transfer your data from your previously installed system.
  8. Click Restart Now. The computer is installed and ready to use! If you installed Ubuntu alongside Windows, a choice between Windows and Ubuntu is offered on every boot.