This post begins my Install steps for Ubuntu 12.10. This is my second Linux installation on this new laptop, and I am trying to document the steps that I take. Usually, the actual install process is pretty straight forward, and I don’t need to do anything special, but this one was a little different. Here are the steps that I took…
This time the ISO was too big to fit on a regular CD. I had been using Re-Writable CDs that I had bought a long time ago for the process. They only store 700M though, and the image is 763M.
So, I had to use a USB key that I had instead. I found some good instructions in the Ubuntu documentation: Creating a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive. I used the “Startup Disk Creator”.
It seemed to detect everything. I just clicked “Make Startup Disk”.
After a few minutes, it tried to install the bootloader on the USB key.
That required authentication:
That didn’t take long, and the installation was complete.
Here’s a quick walk through of the screens in the install process.
Here’s the checklist of prerequisites:
Now, I had to choose the partitions. I usually re-install each time to get a clean installation.
To take advantage of the SSD drive in my laptop, I had to use the “advanced partitioning tool”.
Here’s where I select the SSD drive as the root. Then, my regular terabyte drive I had mounted as the home directory.
This shot shows the SDD drive:
Now, while it installs, I selected the timezone.
I took the default keyboard layout that it detected.
Now, I entered my username and computer details.
Now, I could use the webcam on my laptop to set my photo. Don’t look too close at the picture; it was early.
Then, it’s just a matter of waiting for it to install.
After waiting a bit, it was done, and I was ready to boot into the new OS for the first time.