Installing Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala


Ubuntu Linux holds the ranks of no.1 Linux Distribution in the world. It is maintained by Canonical Ltd and Ubuntu Community. It is rated as the most easiest and fastest Linux distribution and hence user new to linux OS are recommended to use Ubuntu. Ubuntu is based on Debain based Linux, the default Desktop environment is Gnome in Ubuntu and KDE for Kubuntu. The latest stable release is 9.04. The new version that we are today going to demonstrate is Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 5, which is still in development. This may not be the final version, but the final version will have the same installation method. Do not install this version on your work computer as this version is still under development and may have bugs, which may end up making you loose data.

Minimum System Requirements :

Processor : 1Ghz Frequency

Memory : 512MB

Free Disk Space : 8GB


The installation process :

Configure your BIOS to boot from CD. Insert your Ubuntu 9.10 in the CD-Rom and let the system boot from the CD. Now Grub will be loaded giving you the first screen to select the interactive language :

Now once you select you language you will have the screen with boot option. You can either select to try Ubuntu without installing it on your system i.e. the live environment. Here we will select the second option to install Ubuntu on our system :

Now you will be presented with the boot screen which will prepare your system for installing Ubuntu. The boot screen has two phases. The first screen looks like this :

And the second boot screen looks like this :

Now you will be presented with the first installation screen warning you to take backup from your computer in case you mess up the system, as this is just a testing version.

asking you to select your system language :

Once you click on forward you will be asked to select your system language :

Once you have selected your system language, you will have to select your time-zone according to your location :

Now you get a screen asking you to select your keyboard layout. Do not change the default keyboard layout unless you are sure about your keyboard layout :

Now the system will start partitioner so that you can select the disk and partition on which  you want to install Ubuntu 9.10. The screen should look like this :

Now you will get a screen to select the disk partition on which you want to install Ubuntu. Here I will select the entire disk and let Ubuntu decide what to do with it. But if you have another Operating System and you don’t know what to do, select Ubuntu guided partition. This option will automatically detect which is the longest unused disk space and automatically partition your disk without letting you loose any data :

Now the paritioner guider will select the partition that you chose to install Ubuntu 9.10 and configure the system according to it :