Most professionals want Linux for different purposes. Like you have the best engineering laptop but without Ubuntu, you can not do proper work. Most of the engineering and programming work involves Linux. Now that we had a visual overview of the process of installing Linux on the laptop. Let’s go ahead and use some popular tools to make this process straightforward. Before we dive into it, let’s be clear about one thing. You are going to need the right hardware to run Linux on your laptop. If you want to install Linux on your PC, but you don’t know how to install Linux on the laptop. It’s worth spending a little time finding the best method for you. We look at some of the options for How to Install Linux on the Laptop?
Requirements to install Linux on your laptop
- A suitable target device (the PC or laptop)
- A downloaded Linux ISO file
- Installation media (writable CD or DVD, or USB flash device)
Choose a Linux Operating System
Installing a Linux operating system (OS) on your computer is a great choice for new users. Since it’s free, more secure, stable, and customizable than Windows. It can provide a smoother desktop experience than macOS. All you need is a spare hard drive partition or USB flash drive and about 30-minutes to get familiar with the steps in this guide.
How to Download Linux to Your PC
If you’ve decided to jump into Linux, the next step is downloading a distro to install on your computer. Most Linux and Unix distros download as an ISO file, a disk image format that can be written to CD, DVD, or USB. You can download it from Linux official site.
Prepare Linux for Installation
Before you can start installing Linux, you need to format installation media like a USB or DVD. You’ll also need to mount the installation file in Windows and macOS. This involves copying all of the relevant files from the ISO file. Those that aren’t already contained in the operating system.
How to Install Linux on a Laptop
There are two methods to install Ubuntu on your Laptop. First, you can make a virtual hard drive in your Laptop and install Linux on your virtual hard drive. Second, you can directly install it on your Laptop’s Hard drive. Installing Linux basically requires you to prompt your computer to boot from the installation media rather than the hard disk drive. With your laptop computer switched off, connect the installation media, and boot the laptop. If the media is detected, you’ll be able to start the installation process (or boot Live mode, see below). This is a guided process, with steps for your region and location, connecting to wireless networking, and selecting a disk partition.