How to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS


Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux distros in the world. It is Debian based distro. Besides being a Debian-based distro, Ubuntu too has many flavors – Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie. The installation process remains the same for all these distros. In this article, I will share with you how to install ubuntu on your hard drive.

So, let’s install Ubuntu


  • Internet Connection
  • A flash Drive of at least 4GB

System Requirements.

  • 2 GHz dual core processor or better
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • At least 25 GB of hard disk space

Download Ubuntu.

You can download the Ubuntu image file from the official site – Download

Create a live USB.

rufus for creating live usb

Once the download is over, It’s time to create a live USB. This is the same process as burning an iso file to a disk.

In a live USB, it allows you to use Ubuntu without installing it on the hard drive. And it also allows you to install Ubuntu on your hard drive.

I Use Rufus to create a live USB. There are many other software such as Unebootin, Etcher, etc.

Connect your flash drive to the system and select it from the device section. Below the device section, select the downloaded iso file and click start.

Once the process is done, You will see READY under the status bar.

Boot from the live USB

Connect USB to the computer and restart the system.

Then Go to the BIOS settings.

And put the USB as the first boot device in the boot order.

Save the Changes and Exit.

Install Ubuntu

If everything that you have done till is correct then you should boot into Ubuntu Environment.

In the GRUB screen, You get to choose two options

  • Try Ubuntu without installing.
  • Install Ubuntu

To install choose Install Ubuntu or if you want to try you can go for the try ubuntu option.

Choose Your Language

click on install ubuntu

From the Window choose your preferred language and click on Install Ubuntu.

Now choose your keyboard layout

selecting your keyboard layout is important

Choose your keyboard layout and click continue.

Updates and Other Software

Choose normal installation. In normal installation, all necessary software will be installed.

Also, choose the other two options to download updates and install third-party software and drivers for the system for a smooth performance.

make sure you click on download updates

Installation Type

If you want to install Ubuntu to the entire hard disk choose the first option. Note that everything in the hard disk will be erased. So make sure you take a backup of anything important.

In case if you don’t want to install it on to the entire hard disk, you can install it to a partition in the hard disk. For that choose Something else. Where you can choose the preferred partition to be installed.

here you can choose one from the two options
click on contine

Now click on continue.

Set The Timezone

select your time zone

Set your time zone and click on continue.

Basic Details

Enter your basic details

Now, this is the last step of installation. Fill in your name and password. And click on continue.

Once all the process is done, you will be asked to restart the system.

All set you have successfully installed Ubuntu on your system. Enjoy!

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