Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Installation

Sik-Ho Tsang
4 min readJul 2, 2018

Ubuntu 18.04 has been released on 26th April 2018. LTS means there is “Long-Term Support” of Ubuntu 18.04 for 5 years until year of 2023.

Recently, I’ve just installed Ubuntu 18.04 in my computer. Thus, I’ve just had this page to record the steps of
A. Downloading Ubuntu
Creating a USB bootable Ubuntu, and
Installation of Ubuntu


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A. Downloading Ubuntu

Ubuntu official site
  1. Go to Ubuntu official site, and click “Downloads” > “Desktop”. (I am using Windows to download for my case)
  2. Click “Download”. ISO file will be downloaded automatically!

B. Creating a USB bootable Ubuntu

There are tutorials in Ubuntu official site about how to create a bootable USB for Ubuntu tutorial on different OS:

Windows: https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/tutorial-create-a-usb-stick-on-windows (I follow this one as I am Windows user.)

Ubuntu: https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/tutorial-create-a-usb-stick-on-ubuntu

MacOS: https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/tutorial-create-a-usb-stick-on-macos

Rufus software
  1. Download Rufus from Rufus official site.
  2. Select the Ubuntu 18.04 ISO file just downloaded at Boot selection. (Ubuntu 17.10 appears just because my USB had Ubuntu 17.10 before only.)
  3. Click START to create the bootable Ubuntu!

C. Installation of Ubuntu

There is tutorial for installation as well: https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/tutorial-install-ubuntu-desktop

  1. Actually, installation is easy, just insert the Ubuntu USB created in the previous step, and reboot the computer using USB.
  2. A Ubuntu starting page will be loaded. Just click the “Install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS”.

3. A welcome page is shown. I just choose “English”, and continue.

Welcome page

4. Click “English (US)” as the keyboard layout, and continue.

5. Choose “Normal Installation” and continue.

6. Choose “Erase disk and install Ubuntu” and continue, since I’ve got a blank harddisk, and I only need to have simple setup.

7. Choose the harddisk for Ubuntu installation, and click “Install Now”.

8. Click continue to confirm.

9. Choose the timezone, and continue.

10. Fill in the name, computer name, username and password, then continue. This will be the login name and password information.

11. Installation is in progress.

12. After finished installation, click “Restart Now”.

13. We can see the login page after restart.

14. After login, software updater prompted automatically, so I just click “Install Now”.

15. After the update, installation of Ubuntu is completed.

16. After login, we can check the details of the computer such as the amount of RAM, CPU, GPU, and disk space, from “Settings” > “About”.




Sik-Ho Tsang

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