Installing Ubuntu Or Fedora From A Windows Or Linux System With UNetbootin - Page 3

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Next, create a user and specify a password for that user:

Next, the installer begins with the installation of the Ubuntu system:

Select what software you'd like to install:

If you've chosen to install a desktop, specify the screen resolutions that are supported by your monitor and your graphics card:

The installation continues. This can take some time, depending on the speed of your internet connection, because the packages are being download from the internet:

Finally, install the GRUB boot loader to the master boot record...

... and select Continue to reboot the system:

The Ubuntu installation is finished now, and the system reboots. The GRUB boot loader will show you a menu from which you can select Ubuntu or Windows. Select Ubuntu in order to test if Ubuntu is working as expected:

Ubuntu should boot, and after you've logged in with your username and password, you can finally start playing around with your new Ubuntu desktop:

Now let's check if Windows is still working. Reboot and select Windows from the GRUB boot menu:

Afterwards, a second boot menu (the Windows bootloader) comes up where we can pick Windows or Ubuntu. Don't let the Ubuntu entry fool you, it refers to the Ubuntu installer, not to your new Ubuntu system. This second boot menu is redundant, and I'll show you in a second how to remove it (in fact, it happens almost automatically...).

When you boot Windows for the first time after the Windows partition was resized, it's possible that you get a screen like this (telling you that CHKDSK checks your Windows partition). That's nothing to worry about. After the check has finished, the system will reboot again. Please select to boot Windows again.

Now Windows boots normally, and you should get to your Windows desktop as usually. The UNetbootin uninstaller should now start automatically asking you if you'd like to remove UNetbootin. This refers to the Ubuntu installer, not your new Ubuntu system (i.e., your Ubuntu system will not be removed), so you should select Yes:

UNetbootin should now be removed from your system:

Now when you reboot the system, you should notice that the second (redundant) boot menu (from the Windows bootloader) should be gone.


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