We will install Ubuntu 22.04 in this blog guide. This installation wipes the disk clean of all installed operating systems and their data. Please save a copy of your data in case you need it again.
- 2 GHz dual-core processor or better
- 4 GB system memory
- 25 GB of free hard drive space
- Internet access if it is possible (optional)
- USB port for the installer media
- USB drive (8GB as a minimum, 12GB or above recommended).
An ISO file of the Ubuntu operating system is available. Ubuntu 22.04 is 3.4 GB in size. Go to https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop to get the iso image. We’re utilizing a desktop image here, but you can use any other image that you need.
Create an Installer media
An ISO file is essentially a disc image that you must extract into a USB drive or DVD. As an installer media, we’ll use USB. You can use the following article for how to make a USB drive bootable to use the USB drive as an installer.
Change booting priority
- Now we’ll begin the installation process. Connect the bootable USB drive to the system’s USB port.
- We must instruct the system to boot from the USB disk during the startup procedure. To do so, we must alter the BIOS settings. When the system manufacturer’s logo (Dell, Acer, Lenovo, etc) shows on the screen after turning it on or restarting it, tapping a key like Esc, F2, F9, F12, etc will most likely lead you to the BIOS settings. You can choose the USB drive as the initial boot option in BIOS settings from the boot menu.
Step 1: You can choose the language for your installation process in the welcome window. You have two choices here. Install Ubuntu and Try Ubuntu You will be working with the Live system if you choose to try Ubuntu. The live system simulates working with an actual Ubuntu installation. We were sure that we want to install the OS therefore we choose Install Ubuntu.
Step 2: Select your keyboard layout. After choosing your selection, click Continue.
Step 3: Next, you will be prompted to choose between the Normal installation and Minimal installation options. For people with smaller hard drives or who don’t need many pre-installed software, they can go with minimal installation.
In Other options, during the installation, you’ll be prompted to download updates as well as third-party software. You can choose both options but make sure are connected to the internet throughout your installation. Click on Continue after selecting the right options.
Step 4: We can choose the type of installation we want to do here. This is the most crucial step; proceed with caution as it may delete your entire disk. We’re deleting the entire disk. As a result, we went with the first choice. Another option is to manually configure your partition.
If you want to encrypt your device, check the Advanced features… > Use LVM with the new Ubuntu installation > Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security.
In our case, we choose to Erase the disk and install Ubuntu. After clicking the Install Now button. A new window will appear, asking for confirmation. Continue if you are satisfied.
Choose your time zone by entering your geographic location and then click Continue.
Step 5: Create Your Login Details
Complete the installation
Step 6: When you restart your machine, you will be prompted to remove your USB flash drive. After you’ve completed this, press ENTER.
Enjoy your Ubuntu 22.04
What after installation!!
The first thing you want to do with the newly installed Ubuntu 22.04 is to update Ubuntu using the terminal. Press CTRL+ALT+T to bring up a Terminal window (or click the terminal icon in the sidebar). Run the following mentioned command
sudo apt update
This will check for updates and tell you if there are any that need applying. To apply any updates, run the following command:
sudo apt upgrade
Type Y, then press ENTER to confirm to finish the update process.
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS includes even more features, customization possibilities, improved performance, and more integration options with your existing systems. In this article, we saw how to use a bootable USB stick to install Ubuntu 22.04 on baremetal (your laptop etc). You may use the same procedure to install other Ubuntu releases by making your USB device bootable with the appropriate release and following the same procedures.