Ubuntu 10.04 - Lucid Lynx (LTS) Base Install
This guide shows you how to install Ubuntu 10.04 operating system.
I'll be using the following during this guide:
User - tomb
Home Directory - /home/tomb
Machine name - tomb-laptop
Ubuntu Version - 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)
Desktop Environment - Gnome 2.30
Please adjust according to your needs / credentials.
The installation of the base system is very straight forward.
Firstly you will need to download Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop Edition ISO from Ubuntu and burn to CD or create a USB Startup Disk.
Now if you want to test your hardware compatbility before installing, select:
Try Ubuntu without installing
Once your happy everything works you can proceed with installing by double clicking Install Ubuntu 10.04 icon on the desktop.
For this guide I am skipping that step and going straight with the install.
Install Ubuntu 10.04
You will now need to decide where you want to install Ubuntu.
Ubuntu will detect any other OS's on your HD and will give recommendations on how it thinks you should partition the disks.
Most of the time the recommended set-up is spot on.
If you are going to dual boot, make sure you have backed up all your data first.
I am going to follow the installers recommendation and select 'Erase and use the entire disk'
Check that you have chosen the right option for you and click 'Forward'
You will now be given an overview of the options you have selected, please review as this is the last chance you have to change anything before the install starts.
Once your happy click 'Install' else click 'Back' and change options where necessary.
The installation of Ubuntu 10.04 will now commence.
When prompted to do so remove the Ubuntu CD / USB Startup disk from your machine and press 'Enter'
Once your computer has restarted you should be presented with the login screen (unless you selected Auto Login).
Your Ubuntu 10.04 install is now complete.
In the next section I will show you how to configure your machine to automatically download and install updates.