- Download Ubuntu here.
- Plug in a USB storage stick.
- Open UNetbootin. Choose Diskimage and select the Ubuntu ISO file you downloaded.
- Confirm UNetbootin has targeted your pendrive and click OK button.
- After created a bootable USB stick, restart computer and boot the USB stick. You may try out Ubuntu first without installing to see whether it is running well on your computer.
- Double click the 'Install Ubuntu 13.10' icon to install Ubuntu.
- Choose your preferred language and continue.
- Check Install this third-party software and continue. Your computer will not support media files and etc. like MP3,if without installing the third-party software. However, you can install it later anytime.
- If Ubuntu has the supported driver for your computer wireless card, connect to your WiFi access point. Else, skip it not to connect to the Internet.
- Now this is how you want Ubuntu to be installed in your computer. The Ubuntu installer has made a few easy options for you to choose. You can Dual boot Ubuntu with other operating systems (Windows), erase all files and install Ubuntu, or create/resize the partitions yourself.
- Select Something else and continue.
- Click New Partition Table and click Continue. To install Ubuntu by creating or resize the partitions by yourself, my recommendation is create 100GB for system file storage (Ubuntu 13.10 took 50GB of space after my clean install), create the amount of space for swap area which is equivalent with the computer's RAM size, and the rest of the free space for your data/file storage.
- This is my 250GB hard disk with 2GB RAM and this is my partition arrangements.
- Click Install Now and let the installer to do rest of the job. One last thing, you must set up your username, password and computer settings while installing Ubuntu 13.10.
- Restart the computer after the installation is completed.
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