Ubuntu is an Debian based one of the most used and recommended Linux distribution, Sponsored by Canonical LTD. This article was an comprehensive guide for, How to Install Ubuntu from USB? To beginners. We cover every individual step for How to Install Ubuntu from USB? Without Error.
We hope this article How to Install Ubuntu was more helpful, for beginners. Before lets get into the topic read some importance of Linux OS.
Why we use Linux?
At the present time world’s top super computer, Cloud servers, Hosting and every parts of technology uses Linux. Thousands of available Linux distribution free and open source , available from beginners level to Expert level.
Google, IBM, NASA, Reddit, Snapchat, Slack, Instacart,,, and the list goes on.
Notably, Dell, IBM, System 76 and many laptop/pc distributor release with Ubuntu.
Why we choose Ubuntu OS? What are the Advantages of using Linux OS? and More. The article give complete information about How to Install Ubuntu from USB?
Why we choose Ubuntu? & How to Install Ubuntu from USB?
I personally recommended you to definitely try Ubuntu as dailydriver. Because Ubuntu Linux was,
- Completely Free and Open Source.
- Frequent updates available with Long term support.
- Fast, secure and also user friendly.
- Biggest Community Support.
- You can Install any Custom Kernel instead of Linux OS – for better performance.
- More Customizable.
- Don’t need antivirus, because Linux distributions are Less Vulnerable compared with other Operating System.
- Freedom to Run Windows and android apps.
- Play Windows games.
Minimum Requirements for – How to Install Ubuntu
- X86 or X64 processor.
- 20 GB Disk space (If you want to Install Kali Linux as your secondary OS on your PC/Laptop).
- 1 GB RAM (Normal use).
For a Better Experience: (Recommended)
- 50 GB Disk space for better working experience ( If you want to Install Kali Linux as Primary/Single OS)
- 4 GB RAM
Note: If you are PC/Laptop not have required RAM, allocate some space for Swap area (During Partitioning). That is used as a additional RAM and give best experience.
How to Install Ubuntu from USB? Step by Step Tutorial
Step 1: Download Ubuntu OS for your PC/Laptop
Before downloading any OS make sure, which bit of ISO file will work on your device. You can simply find your PC/Laptop’s architecture by,
Go to control panel > system properties > system type (see whether it is 32 bit or 64 bit).
After conforming(32 bit or 64 bit), Go to official download page of Ubuntu by Clicking Here, and download.
Plenty of flavours available in Ubuntu and choose as per your wish. If you have no idea, select ubuntu Desktop flavour. Because it is a recommended one.
Ubuntu OS versions are more than 2.5 GB in size, to avoid any interruption while downloading, use torrents. If you have no idea on How to download files in torrents, please read below article. Which saves too much of time and data wastage’s during downloading.
How to download files using Torrents Links?
Step 2: Make Bootable Pendrive for Ubuntu Os
After successfully installed Rufus app, Insert pendrive and open Rufus app. Then select pendrive and also add downloaded Ubuntu ISO file from download folder of your PC/Laptop.
Then configure partition style either MBR or GBT. For this,
Go to Computer Management in Windows >> Hard drive >> Properties >> Volume >> see MBR or GBT.
After all set, Click Start to boot os on pendrive, It will take sometime to complete.
After successfully created bootable pendrive, close the app and Remove that USB drive from PC.
For a Mac users, Use Universal USB Installer for Creating Bootable Pendrive.
For a Linux user, Use Etcher app for Creating Bootable Pendrive.
Step 3: Enter into Boot Menu on your PC/laptop
Insert Booted USB drive into the PC/Laptop and restart the computer. While Restarting, Press F10 or F12 or Delete key to enter boot menu. And choose boot from USB drive and always prefer UEFI installation.
Note: Always prefer UEFI Installation method, If it’s failed try other type of installations(Bios or OEM).
If you were Running On Mac OS,
Insert the USB Pendrive and restart the computer. While Restarting hold down the Command + Option + P + R keys together. Now it will show, boot screen with all bootable devices connected, Select USB drive to boot.
Step 4: Live Boot Mode
Step 5: Start Installation
2. Select Keyboard Layout – Default
3. Network Configuration
Skip this step, otherwise it takes up to 2 hours to complete Installation. After Successfully Installing Ubuntu, we can update it later.
4. Updates and Other Software’s
Select >> Normal Installation (Recommended)
Select >> Enable third party Software for Graphics and Wi-Fi Hardware and Additional media formats
5. Installation type
If you wish to use Uuntu OS, alonside with other OS like, Windows, Mac,..
Select >> Install Ubuntu alongside them
If you want install Uuntu OS as primary/Single OS, without any partitioning(Not Recommended)
Select >> Erase disk and Install Ubuntu
If you want to Install Ubuntu as your Primary/Single OS,
Select >> Something else
6. Create Partition
If you wish to use Ubuntu OS, alongside with other OS,
Simply select, In which partition you wish to Install Ubuntu and continue to intiate Installation.
In the other hand, If you want to Install Ubuntu as your Primary/Single OS,
Select Manual Partition,
Linux uses ext4 file system format,
Use following partition schemes for Better experience: (500 GB Hard Disk)
Note: You must create separate partitions for Root(/), Swap area, /Boot, Boot/efi, /Var and Home. Otherwise Ubuntu OS installed without partition on your PC/Laptop. It will leads to data loss, for next time you booting any OS.
Swap area: You can create/allocate some space for Swap area, by RAM of your PC/Laptop * 2. Which is used for additional RAM and give better experience.
And continue to Install.
7. Select Region
8. Who are you?
Set Username, Computer Name and Password use for login.
9. Installed Successfully
After successfully completed installation, Click on continue to Restart and don’t forget to Remove USB drive. That’s it you are done and learn How to Install Ubuntu on your PC/Laptop.
If you are new one to Linux, then you can try Linux Mint. Which same as Windows,
If would you like to be an Expert, use Kali linux.
Take complete/Important Docs and Personal Pics and Videos, Backup of your PC/Laptop before Installation. It may Erase all of your data, if you wrongly partitioning and We are not responsible & encourage you to follow our guide.
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