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How to Install Ubuntu on Your Computer?


Ubuntu (Debian-based Linux distro) is certainly a good choice for beginners. This operating system is officially released in three versions: Server, Desktop, and Core. Ubuntu has an LTS (Long-Term Support) policy in which they release new updates every two years, like Ubuntu 16.04 (2016), Ubuntu 18.04(2018), and Ubuntu 20.04.

The latest version of Ubuntu is Ubuntu 22.04, released on 21st April 2022. There are a few essential reasons behind Ubuntu’s popularity, including the ones mentioned below:

If you also want to know how to install Ubuntu 22.04, this tutorial guides you through a simple method to install Ubuntu using a bootable USB. So, let’s get started.

How to Install Ubuntu? 

Before moving on to the installation process, let’s take a look at the basic requirements to run Ubuntu smoothly:

Minimal System Requirements

Prerequisite to Install Ubuntu

How to Install Ubuntu Using a Bootable USB (Steps)

  1. First, download the ISO file of Ubuntu from its official website.

  2. Now, download and install the Rufus (bootable USB creator) to create a bootable USB. 
  3. Open the Rufus application and click on the SELECT button to add the Ubuntu ISO file. After that, connect the USB drive and you will see the name of the USB drive.

  4. Once you are done, click on the READY button to start the process. 
  5. Now reboot your laptop/PC but make sure you do not eject the USB drive. After the restart, the system will boot the OS from the bootable USB drive. However, if you get the “Invalid Signature” error, you need to open your system’s BIOS and disable the secure boot.

  6. After the successful boot, connect a flash drive and press the Enter button to process “Try or Install Ubuntu“.
  7. Now, click on Install Ubuntu to fresh install Ubuntu in the system.

  8. It’s time to choose your keyboard. Your machine will select English and the English language by default. If you have a non-standard keyboard, you can select your language from the list. You can also test your keyboard through the labeled field. Click Continue for further process.

  9. In the next screen, select the type of installation you want in the system. Here, we have selected the normal installation and clicked on the Next button.

  10. Here, click on ‘Erase disk and install Ubuntu.’ After hitting the Install button, the system will warn you about deleting the data.

  11. Select a time zone according to your region.

  12. It’s time to create a hostname or computer username and set a password.

  13. After following the above procedure, you need to wait for 5-10 minutes, and after that, a slideshow opens, presenting Ubuntu’s features. This slideshow will give all the basic information about Ubuntu. At last, it will ask you to restart your system.

  14. On restarting the system, you will see a screen. This screen asks you to remove the installation media and press Enter. 
  15. Finally, eject the USB disk and press Enter. This time your system will reboot, and this time it will boot into Ubuntu.


In this guide, we have seen that you can replace Windows and install Ubuntu, which is very easy. You can install Ubuntu on almost every system and computer.  Please follow the above procedure correctly, or else you may get an error in the installation. Moreover, please use the internet with good connectivity to make the process smoother.

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