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How To: Install Ubuntu Linux © R. Craig Collins, 2007

  1. Ubuntu Installation (pdf version)

    1. 1. (1 minute) Prep for install: Press the power switch, then the CD tray button, then the [Del] key
      The [Del] key in this lab starts the BIOS
      a. Insert the Ubuntu CD in the tray
    2. (2 minutes) BIOS: where we can configure the boot order
      a. Arrow ? to the BOOT menu
      b. Press Enter Enter Key to access
      c. Arrow down to Boot Device Priority
      d. Target device order (names will vary)
           1. CD
           2. Hard Drive
           3. Floppy
      e. If this is the case, Press F10 to save and exit
      f. If this is NOT the case:
           i. Move down to item #1 and hit Enter Enter Key
           ii. Arrow to the CD and hit Enter Enter Key
           iii. If needed, repeat for #2 and #3
      g. Press F10 to save and exit
    3. (25 minutes) Default Installation: The system should boot from the Ubuntu CD
      a. For installation, Choose Install and press ENTER Enter Key
      b. Choose Language
           English should be selected, Enter Enter Key
      c. Select a keyboard layout
           Your keyboard is: American English, Enter Enter Key
      d. Choose Chicago to get the Central Time Zone, Enter Enter Key
      e. Hostname:
           make sure num lock is on
           For name, enter computer number, such as 522-25
           For username, enter generic (lowercase
           For password, enter Password1, and repeat     (Must be capitol P, and number 1)
           For machine name, enter computer number without the dash, such as 52225
           [Tab] can be used to move from field to field, then Enter Enter Key
      h. Partition disks
           i. Partitioning Method:
                Erase entire disk (/dev/hda)
      p. Finish the installation
           i.   Continue, Enter Enter Key
           ii.  wait for it to eject the CD
           iii  take CD out, to continue, Enter Enter Key
           iii. reboots for configuration and installing packages