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Ubuntu with Windows

How to install Ubuntu with Windows

If you are thinking of trying Ubuntu over your existing PC but worrying about existing Windows OS. Leave all your worries, here we are explaining step by step how to install Ubuntu with Windows

Ubuntu OS is just not only open source and license-free OS, but it also free from most of the virus attacks and cyber-terrorism. The recent improvement in graphical interface and ease of installation attracted a lot of existing Microsoft Windows user to switch over Ubuntu OS. You can install various free apps available from the Software Center without thinking of payment. Ubuntu OS is fast, reliable and easy to understand. So, let’s move forward and give a try to it. You can also try Ubuntu without installing it but it won’t perform exactly what it is supposed to do. Read here how to try Ubuntu from CD or USB disk.

Ubuntu with Windows

Ubuntu with Windows

Things to keep in your mind before proceeding to install Ubuntu with Windows

  1. If possible take backup of your critical data, carelessly managing and creating free space might damage your data.
  2. Make sure you have at least or more than 5.5 GB of space on your harddisk to work comfortably over Ubuntu.
  3. Don’t connect over Wifi or LAN network while installing Ubuntu. It will take unnecessary time or might stuck. You can update Ubuntu OS later.
  4. If your hard disk doesn’t have any OS and you want to use Windows too, so kindly install Windows OS first. As installing Windows later will make Ubuntu unusable and you have to configure bootloader again.

Get ready with Ubuntu OS image

  1. Download 32/64 bit stable version of ISO image from https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
  2. Burn it to CD or USB drive. Learn how to burn image over USB pen drive.
  3. Make sure you haven’t missed any file while burning disk or USB pen drive.
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Install Ubuntu OS with your existing Windows 7/8/10

1. First of all, you have to create free space on your existing hard disk for comfortable installation or you can install into your existing Windows partition.

2. We suggest you, have a sperate unformatted space or partition on your disk to avoid any confusion while installation.

3. Insert your bootable USB disk into the computer and start boot from it.

4. You will be presented with Ubuntu welcome screen for further installation.

5. Select ‘Installation’ type as ‘Something Else’

6. Choose Size at least 20000 MB from ‘Unpartitioned space’ as a Primary space and use as  EXT4 journaling file system with mount point = /

7.  Choose the remaining space from unpartitioned space and Type for the new partition = Primary, give location for the new partition as Beginning and Use as EXT4 journaling file system with mount point = /home

8. Click ‘Install Now’ and Apply changes to start the installation, if you get an alert for ‘Swap’ space just ignore it and press Continue button.

9. After finishing setup, a welcome screen will appear to select your default location, select as per your location.

10. On next screen, just give system name, username and password for your default account.

11. After completion of setup, it will ask you to Restart.

12. Now you will be welcome by two options either to choose from Windows or Ubuntu, just choose and you are ready to GO.

 


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How to run Windows apps on UBUNTU through ‘Wine’ emulator

Here, we will be explaining how to use windows apps on Ubuntu through ‘Wine’ emulator & installing other softwares via Ubuntu software center.
You loved an app on windows but not able to find same flavour on Ubuntu, ‘WINE’ emulator comes as rescue which runs windows apps smoothly as per compatibility policies of software.

First of all, Open Ubuntu software Center either through left side menu or searching within programs.

Screenshot from 2015-06-29 16:26:02

Type Wine in search box and install it ,there might be some dependencies of other additional files, install them too.

Screenshot from 2015-06-29 16:26:31

Right click on your software exe file and click ‘Open with’ WINE and install it by following onscreen instructions. If windows app has proper WINE support, it will run smoothly.

Next, we will be explaining, how to install various other softwares available in ubuntu software center. Here we are installing VLC media player, just search for it and click install. Your installed app will appear on left side of Dock.

Screenshot from 2015-06-29 16:55:52

 

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How to install data card on Ubuntu OS ?

Here we will be explaining ‘how to install data card on Ubuntu OS’. Installing and using data card could be hectic sometimes over Ubuntu OS, Most of the data cards are auto detected in Ubuntu but you might need to cross check compatibility between hardware manufacturers.

Here are the steps you need to follow:

1. First of all check activation status of data card with your network operator. Plugin your data card to available USB port, wait for few minutes for hardware initialization to install data card.

install data card ubuntu os

install data card ubuntu os

2. Click on network icon available next to date,time & sound icon on top, click on ‘Edit connections’ at the end. Select third tab, ‘Mobile broadband’ than click on ‘Add’.

Additionally, you can configure WiFi, LAN Ethernet and  VPN also in other tabs.

install data card ubuntu os

install data card ubuntu os

3. Next dialog will prompt you to set up a mobile broadband network. Here, you can provide operator’s name and set APN (access point name).

install data card ubuntu os

install data card ubuntu os

4. Click ‘Continue’ than select country  in our case its ‘India’, click continue.

install data card ubuntu os

install data card ubuntu os

5. Select your data card provider from list, as in current condition is ‘Tata photon’. Click ‘continue’. Select your ‘billing plan’ if applicable or keep it default.

install data card ubuntu os

install data card ubuntu os

6. Next dialog box will show you that your mobile broadband has been configured, showing you settings similar to below screen.

install data card ubuntu os

install data card ubuntu os

7. Now, again click on network icon, your configured connection will be available under mobile broadband connection in menu, click on it to connect. Make sure ‘Mobile broadband’ option is checked below in ‘Enable networking’, ‘Enable wireless’ and ‘Enable Mobile broadband’.

8. To enter any custom settings regarding ‘username’, ‘password’ again edit connections and provide them. You can also check ‘connect automatically’ to get your internet connected automatically.

9. You will also notice that there is a signal indicator available at top right of the desktop which shows network strength. Keep track of your internet usage to avoid unwanted charges in billing.

install data card ubuntu os

install data card ubuntu os

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ubuntu on usb disk

How to install or try Ubuntu linux OS through usb disk

If you are bored with Microsoft Windows and want to try some different flavour of OS, you can give a try to Ubuntu linux OS through usb disk, coming in different variants. Ubuntu is one of major OS which is available for desktops, laptops, and servers. One of the biggest advantages of Ubuntu OS is that you don’t need to pay any money for licensing fee, it’s completely free to use. Ubuntu is free from viruses and less vulnerable as compared to Windows. If you wish to give a try to Ubuntu OS, you can do same just by inserting Ubuntu Live CD or pen drive. Here are the steps involved.

1. First of all, you need to have ISO image of Ubuntu OS, just head on to Ubuntu website and download ubuntu iso image file from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop. Make sure to verify size and content of downloaded ISO file. Correct size of image makes sure you don’t miss any file while writing pen drive.

2. Next step involves downloading ‘USB Universal installer‘. Install USB Universal Installer on your system. Now insert blank USB disk with at least 2 GB of space. Please note that this process erases all data on USB disk, so make sure to save everything before you proceed.

3. Open ‘USB Universal Installer’ and select ‘Ubuntu’ from the dropdown menu. Select your downloaded ubuntu iso image through Browse button. Than, select your USB disk from options. Be careful while selecting right drive letter and disk.

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4. Click on create to start writing process which will copy ubuntu files to USB disk and make it bootable. wait for the process to complete.

5. Finally, boot your PC through USB disk, you might need to change boot sequence through BIOS as per computer environment.

6. Pick ‘Try Ubuntu without installing’ to proceed without performing an installation.

ubuntu on usb disk

ubuntu on usb disk

 


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