How To Install Ubuntu From An ISO File

Choosing an operating system can be hard though. Why we commonly use the Mac and Windows OS is simply because it is already installed on our computer when we first bought it. But as we think of it, it is also good to excavate into something new. If you are a beginner and wondering what is the best OS for your PC, the answer is here – Ubuntu.

So what you should expect from Ubuntu? First and foremost, many people love this OS because you can easily customize it. You can make your desktop according to your favorite designs and preferences.

Besides, using Ubuntu is very basic which makes it good for beginners and amateurs! It runs fast, secure and you can get this for free. Yes, it’s free to download! Getting excited to dive into your new operating system which is Ubuntu? First, check if your PC meets the minimum system requirements.

For you to have a smooth and comfortable run, ensure that your computer meets the following system requirements.

  • 2 GHz dual-core processor.
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 25 GB of hard-drive space

Did you make it this far? Awesome! Now, we’ll proceed in the steps in installing it. If you’re a beginner, there’s no need to worry. Just follow the simple instructions below. 

  1. First, download Ubuntu from its official website. Or, you can even download the ISO file from a trusted source.
  2. After that, you have to create a bootable USB drive with your Ubuntu ISO file. We recommend using Etcher software to perform this task. You can download Etcher from its official website. Then install it. It's an open-source program, which means that anyone with programming skills can contribute to it.
  3. Insert the USB drive into your computer.
  4. Launch the Etcher software, found in your Applications folder, and proceed onto the next step.
  5. Locate the ISO file that you downloaded and click on "Start". The process will start, and a progress bar will show the progress. Once the process is complete, you are safe to disconnect the USB drive. Now you have successfully installed the Ubuntu on your USB flash drive. You can use this USB drive to install Ubuntu.