Decide first which flavour of Ubuntu you want to install:
The choices are
- Ubuntu Desktop. Screenshots… Perfect setup…
- Ubuntu Server. Perfect server setup… LAMP server…
- Kubuntu Desktop. Screenshots…
- Edubuntu Desktop. Screenshots…
Now make your selection and download the iso (cdrom) image:
Download Ubuntu Desktop or Ubuntu Server CD from
http://www.ubuntu.com/download. (the latest version is 7.04)
Use a mirror site whenever possible.
Download Kubuntu 7.04 from
Or get Edubuntu 7.04 distribution from
Xubuntu is for older, weaker computers. Get it from
Burn the CD:
You must burn the CD as a file system image on an empty 700MB CD.
Follow this guide to burn the CD
Alternatively get DeebBurner Free edition from
Start DeepBurner and select the “Burn ISO image” option to burn the CD.
For the best result, burn at slow speed.
Here is also a complete example on howto download and burn a Ubuntu CD in Windows…
GnomeBaker (in GNOME) and the amazing K3B burner (in KDE) has special menu selections for burning of iso images.
Check the CD:
Start the installation:
You must create at least these 2 partitions:
The main partition should be at least 10GB of size.
The mount point for this is “/” which denotes the root filesystem.
The recommended file system type is ext3.
Swap partition should be around 2 times the PCs physical memory and at least 256MB. The filesystem type for this partition must be swap. See picture_4c.
More information about the partitioning in this guide…