Raring Ringtail Ubuntu 13.04 is the latest version of Ubuntu. I have not been able to endure the hype and I have installed it. As I did with version 12.04, whose post is here, and whose installation steps also apply to those of 12.10. To know everything about the setup, step by step and keep reading.
First of all, I should clarify one thing. If you have not ever installed an operating system, let alone GNU/Linux, it would be wise to read the entire guide first, and then start as well and try to avoid scares arrangements impossible. Installation of Ubuntu is always simple because they offer a graphical interface and very intuitive menu.
First of all, the most important thing to install Ubuntu: download.
We downloaded from the official download page Ubuntu and choose the version 13.04 (in 32-bit or 64-bit), or from the Ubuntu download rate. For the 32-bit ISO will file on your behalf “i386″and for the 64-bit”amd64”. It’s very important that if you’re PC manages the UEFI operating systems, or if it is installed on Windows 8, select the 64-bit version. Also we choose the versions desktop, server and alternate, but if you are a normal computer user, you must choose desktop. We also have many “flavors” as Kubuntu (Ubuntu with KDE desktop environment), Xubuntu (Ubuntu with XFCE), Ubuntu-Gnome (Ubuntu with GNOME-Shell and GNOME Classic)… all available from within Ubuntu downloads index.
Moreover, from this version LTS not only will have support for 9 months, unlike the old LTS versions that had 18 months of support. Still, Ubuntu will maintain support for LTS versions of five years. This new term can roll back support more than one user, but any user of Ubuntu to keep your system updated, you would not have problems.
In this case, taking advantage that it has joined the family of Ubuntu, I’m going to install -Gnome Ubuntu 13.04, which comes with my favorite desktop environment, but also add screenshots of the standard installation of Ubuntu 13.04 with Unity.
We’ll have to burn Ubuntu on a CD or a USB pen drive. If you do not want to spend CDs and still not know how to burn Ubuntu on a USB flash drive, read this guide.
To access our Live CD or USB bootable, you must set the BIOS for it, and access the medium which is the installation of Ubuntu. Since it is different in almost every dish, and is rare to find two exactly identical BIOS menus, if you have no idea, you can always search Google information about your BIOS settings. Still, almost all usually have a section “common”, although not named the same in all, to choose the boot options or boot order. That’s where we find the listed devices (hard drives, CD / DVDs, USB flash drives…), and we can change the order.
Once the order is executed and Ubuntu, we will find the installation of Ubuntu in the system Live CD, so you can try it before installing.
Once you decide to install it on the first installation screen, we ask our language.
The next screen is the preparation of the installation of Ubuntu, which asks us if we want to download updates while you install Ubuntu (I highly recommend checking this option if you have Ethernet or Wi-Fi), and if we want third party software, as the complement of mp3 code, for example.
This is a little taste of each. Still, I recommend installing updates, but it’s safe to install without downloading either, just in case there is an error in Ubuntu servers (not recommended especially when updates check out just a new version, because the thing can get a little slow and insecure ) or if we have good connection. Then choose the type of installation.
Although the images do not appear all, Ubuntu provides several options here:
Installing Ubuntu to other system:
We will resize the partitions on your hard drive to install Ubuntu alongside another operating system. It is important to defragment partitions existing systems (especially Windows NTFS) before resizing.
Delete previous version and reinstall Ubuntu. It will remove the Ubuntu version you have installed, such as 12.10, together with all its files configuration. It is the way to do a clean upgrade of Ubuntu, because the partitions remain as they are.
Upgrade previous version of Ubuntu to Ubuntu 13.04, with this option, we will keep all our files, programs, and other configuration files. The difference is that Ubuntu 13.04 installed on the site of our old version, leaving only the user settings and programs.
Erase disk and install Ubuntu
This option completely formats your hard drive and then installs Ubuntu, occupying all the hard disk. Only if we are sure to only use Ubuntu, no other system, we must choose this option. In addition, the new version of Ubuntu we can encrypt the installation of Ubuntu and use the Logical Volume Manager, to take system snapshots (copies) and resize partitions easily.
Once installation is complete, reboot the system, extract the CD / USB and start Ubuntu… enjoy!