Using Ubuntu Linux/Installing

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If you want to install Ubuntu into your hard disk, you may use the following methods:

Install using a live CD (recommended)[edit]

The live CD installer works by cloning the working Ubuntu system into the hard disk.

  1. Insert the live CD into the computer's CD drive, then restart the computer from CD.
  2. Select Install.
  3. After the installer appears on the screen, follow the instructions.

Install using an alternate CD[edit]

The alternate CD uses the Debian text-based installer, and install the packages one-by-one. It offers features like RAID/LVM, and install a system without GUI. The final system is near-identical to the system installed from the live CD.

  1. Insert the alternate CD into the computer's CD drive, then restart the computer from CD.
  2. Select Install Ubuntu.
  3. After the text-based installer appears on the screen, follow the instructions.

Install using Wubi[edit]

This type of installation works by creating a disk image in an existing Windows partition, loop-mount it and install to it. It doesn't involve any partitioning.

  1. Go to the web, download the Wubi installer and run it.
  2. Follow the instructions. (Wubi will download the Ubuntu CD image for you automatically.)
  3. After rebooting the system, select Ubuntu in the boot menu and let it finish the installation.