Installing Ubuntu 9.04

Ubuntu Linux ranks no.1 in the world and is maintained by Canonical Ltd. 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 Linux, the default Desktop environment is Gnome in Ubuntu and KDE for Kubuntu. The latest stable release is 9.04. The new version that is Ubuntu 9.10 is still in development and the latest alpha release for Ubuntu and Kubuntu 9.10 is Alpha 5.

Minimum System Requirements :
Processor : 1Ghz Frequency
Memory : 512MB
Free Disk Space : 8GB

Let us start with the installation process :
Configure your BIOS to boot from CD. Insert your Ubuntu 9.04 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 installation screen asking you 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 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 you will be given a screen where you have to setup the user accounts. Here input your username and password and computer :

Now that you are done with all the setup steps, you will be presented with the screen to review the setup and check if you have not made any mistaken in any past steps. There will be an advance option button. It is not recommended to use this option unless you have any other operating system whose boot loader you need to use as default :

Now click on Install and Ubuntu will start the installation. While the installation is in progress you will see this screen :

Once the installation is completed, you will be asked to reboot the computer. Click on Reboot button and the system will reboot :

Now remove the Ubuntu CD from the CD-Rom and your computer will boot Ubuntu from hard disk :

Now select the first option to boot Ubuntu into normal mode. After some loading, Ubuntu will start and you will be presented with the Ubuntu Desktop. It will look like this :

Now go ahead and get your hands on Ubuntu 9.04, the fastest linux distribution.


  1. How do i install Ubuntu on Virtual Box. Is the procedute same? I will try it out though. Thanks for explaining it so easily with screenshots. Thanks a lot…


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