For those who are new to the open-source world, installing Linux might seem like a daunting task. However, the process is actually simpler than you might think. In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps to install Linux in your system. Before we start, it should be mentioned that there are numerous Linux distributions available, each with their own installation process. However, the steps mentioned here apply broadly to most distributions. For the purpose of this guide, we will be using Ubuntu as an example.
Step 1: Download the ISO File
The first step is to download the ISO file of the Linux distribution you wish to install. This file contains the operating system. You can download the ISO file from the official website of your chosen distribution. For Ubuntu, you can download it from here.
Step 2: Create a Bootable USB Drive
Once you have the ISO file, the next step is to create a bootable USB drive. For this, you will need a USB stick with at least 4 GB of storage and a software to create the bootable drive like UNetbootin or Rufus. Here is an example of how to create a bootable drive using Rufus:
Open Rufus > Select your USB drive > Click on 'Select' and choose the downloaded ISO file > Click on 'Start'
Step 3: Boot from the USB Drive
After creating the bootable USB drive, restart your computer. While your computer is booting, you need to enter the boot menu. The key to enter boot menu varies from system to system, but it is usually F12, F9, or Esc. Once you are in the boot menu, select your USB drive.
Step 4: Install Linux
Once you have booted from the USB drive, you will see an option to install Linux. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. You will be asked to choose your language, connect to a WiFi network, and partition your hard drive.
Step 5: Restart your Computer
Once the installation process is complete, you will need to restart your computer. Remove the USB drive, and you should boot into your new Linux operating system.
And there you have it! You have successfully installed Linux on your system. The world of open-source software is now at your fingertips. Enjoy exploring!