Hello people, today in this article I’ll show you how you can install and Run Ubuntu(Linux distro) on you PC/Laptop running on Windows 11 software.
- Why you should install Ubuntu?
- Methods of Installation(Ubuntu).
- Software Configuration and Setup.
Ubuntu is one on most popular Linux distribution software with very simple and minimalistic user-friendly UI, mainly designed and directed for business and personal use. It’s light-weight(needs minimum device requirements), easy-to-handle, free apps/games and tools for basic uses and high-level work loads. More secure than Windows or Mac ecosystem (No need of Antivirus).
And must use once, if you want to explore any other good environment besides Windows OS, and to enhance own interest towards CLI(command line interface) and programming languages.
Methods of Installation Ubuntu on your Windows 11
- Via Bootable USB (Dual Boot)
- Virtual Machines
- Live CD/DVD or USB Stick
Via Bootable USB
You can either buy an Ubuntu bootable USB stick from Online market stores(Amazon, Flipkart,etc.) or you can make your normal USB stick to a bootable USB stick installing Ubuntu on it.
Link to buy Ubuntu bootable USB stick: (Amazon)https://www.amazon.in/dp/B09CZBF11P/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_K8CBS2PEYJN54FW3QRWK
Creating bootable USB stick using Rufus:
- First of all Install Rufus on your Windows 11
Requirements for Rufus:
• Windows 7(or Higher)
• Download ISO (of Ubuntu)[click here to download Ubuntu ISO]
• Minimum 8 GB flash drive
2. Launch Rufus App
For further follow these steps:
- Select Device(i.e. inserted USB drive)• Set Boot Selection to the downloaded Ubuntu ISO
[CLICK HERE to Download the Lastest Ubuntu ISO]• Set Partition Scheme to MBR(Master Boot Record)
• Target System = BIOS or UEFI
• Set File System and Cluster Size to default (recommended i.e. FAT32/16 Kilobytes)
• Changing Volume Label is optional
• After Status is READY, you can START the booting process.
And You’re All done.
You can check/verify whether a bootable drive was created.
Installing Ubuntu on VMs
Installing Ubuntu on Virtual Machines is the easiest way to try out a new operating system without Installing primarily on your System(PC) . There are few Virtual Machines available in the internet like…VMWare, Oracle VM VirtualBox, Hyper-V, etc which are most popular among the rest VMs available on the internet.
So here, let’s only talk about VMWare being most used and user friendly Virtual Machines of all time.
Follow these steps to run Ubuntu successfully:
- Install VMware onon your System (Win. 11)
- Minimum Requirements For VMWare Workstation on Windows 11
- At least 4 gb RAM on your system.
- Minimum 2 GHz Dual-core processor.
- Free storage of 10-15 gb.
- Open VMware Workstation and Create a new virtual machine
- Now Setup the target OS settings (Guest Operating System Installation) by choosing Installer disc image file(iso)i.e downloaded Ubuntu ISO file.
- After third process, You’ve to enter your Full name/ username and set password in Easy Install information section.
- Now, setup Virtual Machine Name And it’s default working location (can be changed later)
- Allocate size of disk space in Specify Disk capacity(Recommended size 20gb by default)
- You’re now Ready to Create Virtual Machineand all information will be displayed including selected locations and memory status.
Now select the RAM size according to your system’s ability to run it(recommended 2 gb, if your system’s RAM is 4gb)
- And lastly, Click on Power on this virtual machine to start and select launch modeas Install Ubuntu.
Now you’re all done. If you did all these above steps correctly, may you’ll not have any problems further.
- Installing Ubuntu from Live CD/DVDs or live USB stick.
Note: Backup all your data before trying this process, to avoid any data loss or file corruption.
- If you want to run Ubuntu from bootable USB drive without Installing It on your system, then keep it in your mind that you’ll be not able to store any data/files on that live USB. [Try Ubuntu]
- To store and save data/files on the USB drive you first need to install Ubuntu on your system (using as a persistent storage). [Install Ubuntu]
The Same process is used for Live CD/DVD to Run or Install Ubuntu after inserting live CD/DVD into disc drive and a booting up (Shutdown + Power On your PC)
This is the easiest method comparing to all those mentioned above.
So, that’s it! These were some methods to Install/Run the latest Ubuntu Linux distro on your Windows 11 PC/laptop that are explained step-by-step for your ease in a very simple form.
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