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Linux for Starters: Your Guide to Linux – Install Ubuntu from your USB stick – Part 4

Step 6 – Location

This step should be straightforward.

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Select where you live to ensure the machine is set to the correct timezone and takes into account things like daylight savings time.


Step 7 – Login details

Here you choose a username, password, and a name for your computer. If you’re not a password fan, there’s an option to automatically log in at startup.

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You probably won’t want to opt for Active Directory. Active Directory is a directory service developed by Microsoft for Windows domain networks.


Step 8 – Installing everything

You can watch the progress bar and see what’s happening during the installation process.

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You can navigate between various information screens showing you the types of software being installed. It’s a simple way of finding out what software is pre-installed for you.

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Ubuntu - Installing
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Don’t worry when you see packages being uninstalled. That’s perfectly normal.

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Step 9 – Installation complete

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We’ve completed the installation of Ubuntu. All we need to do is remove the USB stick and click the “Restart Now” button


Page 3 – First boot

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Setup computer
Page 2 – More configuration and installing software
Page 3 – First boot


All articles in this series:

Linux For Starters: Your Guide to Linux
1What is Linux? Why use Linux? What do I need?
2Choose a Linux distribution meeting your specific needs and requirements.
3Make a bootable Ubuntu USB stick in Windows.
4We show you how to install Ubuntu 21.04 on your hard disk.
5Things to do after installing Ubuntu.
6Navigating your way around the Desktop.
7Updating the system, install new software.
8Open source replacements for proprietary Windows desktop software.
9Get started with the power and flexibility of the terminal.
10We cover the basics of files and permissions.
11Getting help from your system.
12Learn all about the file system.
13Manipulating files from the shell.
14Maintain your system with these simple tips.
15Managing users on your system.
16Explore different desktops to GNOME 3.
17Gaming on Linux.
18Protect your privacy with this guide.
19Access the Windows desktop from Linux using a remote desktop client.
20Set up a virtual machine running Ubuntu as the host and openSUSE as the guest.
21Wine lets you run Windows programs on Linux without emulation.
22Extend your GNOME desktop with extensions and themes.
XUseful Linux commands.
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  1. Thanks this is helpful. I’ve been thinking about trying Ubuntu for a few months. I’ve got a spare weekend so I’ll give it a try. I read that it’s important to forget about the Windows way of using the machine.

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