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Install Ubuntu alongside windows

Minimum Requirements for installing Ubuntu

  • Dual Core Processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 25 GB of disk space
  • Bootable Media with a space of 4 GB

1) Downloading Ubuntu

  • Go to the official website of ubuntu
  • Download the iso file of the lastest version.

Quick Tip : Try to download the LTS version as they offer better support and stability for atleast five years.

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2) Create a bootable USB drive

  • You can use balena etcher for flashing the iso file into a USB drive.
  • Select the downloaded image and select the drive which is meant to be flashed.
  • Click on Flash and then it will done in a few minutes.

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3) Creating a partition where ubuntu needs to be installed

  • Open control panel and search for Disk Management.

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  • Right click on the drive which needs to be partitioned and select shrink Volume.

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  • Select the desired space required. A minimum of 30 GB is recommended.

Booting the USB

  • Restart the computer and enter into the bios settings.
  • Select the USB drive as the first preference to boot into.
  • Once you have booted in the USB. Click on install and it will do some checks. Click on continue.
  • A screen appears to choose type of installation. Click on Install Ubuntu alongside windows to dual boot.

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Click continue to confirm the automatic partition creation.

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  • Click on install now.

  • Select your location from the map for setting the timezone.

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  • Fill in the user details and click on continue to begin the installation.

  • The installation will take at least 15 to 30 minutes to complete depending on the system requirements.

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After the installation is complete, Click Restart Now to reboot the PC.

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So the installation part is completed.

Boot into Ubuntu

  • After the reboot, You will see both Ubuntu and Windows listed, Select Ubuntu and press Enter.

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  • Login with your credential to get into the desktop screen.

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Voila! You are good to go

Challenges you may face

  • You may encounter an issue with the bitlocker, If faced then log back to windows again and disable the bitlocker by following the steps below.

  • Open Control Panel and select system and security.

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Choose BitLocker Drive Encryption to Manage BitLocker. tap Turn off BitLocker and re-confirm your option. The drive is no longer in BitLocker password protection.

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Thanks for reading

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