What to Install Ubuntu Desktop

Ubuntu 16.10 has recently been released.. are there step by step guides that show new students how to install Ubuntu desktop?

Students who would like to see step by step guides on installing Ubuntu can continue below.

This brief tutorial is going to show you how to get Ubuntu ISO image and install it on your computer.

We recently showed users step by step screenshots on installing Ubuntu Minimal Server. You can find that tutorial below.


This tutorial should come in handy to those who are new and just started using Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a great Linux desktop, and if you’re new to Linux, then you made the right choice starting with Ubuntu.

To install Ubuntu onto your computer, you’ll need to get a copy of Ubuntu ISO image online. You’ll then have to burn that ISO onto a blank CD/DVD disc and boot your computer from it.

I will probably write a simple tutorial on that process at a later date.

Step 1: Get a copy of Ubuntu ISO images and burn to disc

To install Ubuntu, go to the links below and download a copy of the ISO file and burn to a blank CD/DVD. The links to get Ubuntu are below:

For 32-bit  —>  http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.04/ubuntu-16.04.1-desktop-i386.iso

For 64-bit –> http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.04.1/ubuntu-16.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso

Step 2: Boot Boot Your Computer from the disc

Now that you’ve downloaded and burned Ubuntu onto a disc, insert the disc into your computer CD/DVD drive and boot from it. There may be combination of keyboard keys to allow you to boot from the CD/DVD drive.

When you’ve successfully booted from the CD/DVD, you’ll see a screen like the one below. The image prompt you to Try Ubuntu or Install Ubuntu. Since we want to install, click the Install Ubuntu button to continue.

installing ubuntu desktop

Next, choose the option to download updates while installing Ubuntu, as well as to install third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, Flash, MP3, and other media. Do these so you don’t have to do them again after installing Ubuntu.

If your Internet connection isn’t reliable or fast enough, you can simply skip those two boxes and click Continue.

installing ubuntu desktop

Next, select the option to Erase the disk and install Ubuntu. Choosing this will completely erase your hard drive and install Ubuntu on it. Anything that’s on the drive will be gone forever. So make sure you actually want to wipe the disk before continuing here.

When you’re sure that there’s nothing on the hard drive you’ll want, click the Install Now button.

installing Ubuntu desktop client

Next, you’ll be notified that about all the changes that are about to take place. This will write the changes to disk and being installing Ubuntu. When you’re ready, click Continue.

installing Ubuntu desktop computer

Next, select your location. This can be typed in the box or use the locator on the globe to choose your location. This is the same as the timezone you are in.

installing ubuntu desktop

After that, choose the keyboard layout. This is also the same as the language that the keyboard will be configured to. If your native language is French, you may as well choose a french speaking keyboard layout.

installing ubuntu keyboard selection

Next, you’ll be prompted to create the first user account on the system. This automatically becomes an administrator account. It will have all the rights and privileges to add more users as well as manage the entire system.

You may chose to encrypt you home directory, and choose to automatically login without typing password each time. When you’re done, click Continue.

installing ubuntu user accounts

Next, wait for Ubuntu to finish downloading and installing all the software packages for your system. When the process is complete, you’ll be prompted to reboot your computer.

installing ubuntu 16.10

After installing all the software, Ubuntu will prompt you to restart your computer. Please restart

reboot ubuntu computer

That’s it! You have now installed Ubuntu.

Reboot your machine and login using the account you created earlier.


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