Ubuntu 10.10 installation guide and gallery

Today I am going to publish "Ubuntu 10.10 installation guide and gallery". I added every snapshot (27 Images gallery) of every item on installing Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverik Meerkat) on a harddisk. Step by step information and details description is not much necessary in this time. Every snapshot will tell you much. Ubuntu installation is so much easy that you do not need to do anything. Just follow these snapshot one by one and at last you will get a fully functional Ubuntu desktop within minutes. (Huge image. Tatal image size: 10MB, So this page may take longer time to load completely)

I started with an ISO file. At first, I made a 'Bootable USB Ubuntu 10.10 Disk' with 'Startup Disk creator' found on System> Administration >Startup Disk Creator at the top panel. I restart my PC inserting the newly created Usb drive on a USB slot of computer. I changed booting option. I set it to boot from USB Disk. Everything looks fine. Nothing special happen in this time. I reached to Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop smoothly. It take really very little time to reach here. I double click on the "Install Ubuntu 10.10" link found on the Desktop by default. Look at this first image below. I select that icon. Waiting to press enter (or make a double click).
Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) installation process start
Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) installation will start now actually within seconds.

Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)  install welcome screen
Welcome page on the way of installation process of Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat).
Preparing of Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) install
Preparing of Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) to install in a harddisk. In this stage you can select an option to install updates or 3rd party software. You may know that Ubuntu uses third-party software to display Flash, play MP3 and other media, and to work with some wireless hardware. Some of this software is closed-source. The software is subject to the license terms included with the software's documentation. So you should tick on check box based on your decision.
Now you should allocate space on your harddrive for Ubuntu. In this stage you will have 3 (three) options to do this job.
  1. Install alongside other operating systems
  2. Erase and use the entire disk
  3. Specify partitions manually (advanced)
Choose one of them as your requirement. I choose the last one. I specify partitions manually. It is a job for advanced user. Yes it is true. But it is safe and mostly recommended for everybody expect first installation within whole life. If you are a user of first time, if you are installing Ubuntu for the first time then choose one or two. But if you installing Ubuntu for the second time then select 3rd option. I will discuss about partitioning in Linux later.
hardisk partitions of mine
This is my hard-disk. I partitioned it before. Now I deleted two partitions from it and repartition for this tutorial.
allocating swap partition
Creating 'Swap' partition. Allocate two times more space then your real RAM memory. I select 1 gigabyte for this swap partition.
swap partition created
1GB Swap partition was created. When you creat new partitions, don't forget to tick on the check-box of 'Format this drive'.

Selecting root partition
Selecting a root partition to install Ubuntu 10.10 operating system.

creat root partition
Creating root partition for Ubuntu install. Select slash (/) button to indicate root partition.

formating and creating system on newly partitioned harddisk
Formating and Creating file-system on newly partitioned harddisk. Ubuntu 10.10 installation is continuing.

Select your timezone
Select your timezone. Click on the map. Your country will selected automatically.

Select keyboard layout
Select keyboard layout. What keyboard are you using. Usually we use 'US' keyboard layout. Many European also use their own 'keyboard layout'.

add information about you and write password
Add your name, desktop name and desired password (enter password two times to ensure correct typing)

Installation slide show start, saying welcome
Installation 'Slide Show' start, displaying its first slide. saying 'Welcome'.
Thank you for choosing Ubuntu 10.10. This version brings some exciting changes including a new sound menu, the Shotwell photo manager and features that make it even easier to find and install new software. While Ubuntu is installed, this sideshow will show you around.
slide 2 saying: get free software via software center
Slide 2: Get free software from software center.
Ubuntu Software Center gives you instant access to thousands of free, open-source applications. Browse categories including Education, Games, Graphics and Science. Software is easy to find, easy to install and easy to remove.
slide 3: view edit share photo
Slide 3: View store and edit photos
Ubuntu is ready for all your gadgets. Just connect your phones or cameras to get started. Shotwell makes it easy to organize your digital photos and share them on Picasa, Facebook or Flicr. For advanced photo editing, you can find more free applications in Ubuntu Software Center.
Slide3: Mobilize Digital Life
Slide4: Mobilize Your Digital Life. This slide actually about Ubuntu One account. Ubuntu One allow everybody to sync all kinds of files online so, s/he can acces them anywhere in the world. Synchronise bookmarks, contacts, music and pictures across all your computers. You are free to take everything form your pc everywhere with Ubuntu One.

buy music while listen
You can buy music while you are listening any specific one.

Ubuntu 10.10 email and chat
Email and chat instantly from first start. You can access all your messaging contacts from a single place in Ubuntu 10.10.

Be social from the first start Ubuntu desktop
With the Me Menu, being sociable has never been so easy. Use it to instantly post updates on sites like facebook and twitter. New messages appear in the messaging menu so you can respond when you want.

Browse the web
Browse the web in secure environment. Mozila Firefox is included by default.

You can customize ubuntu
Customise Ubuntu as you wish. Change theme, appearance, fonts, colour schemes and language. Ubuntu provides a pure flexibility which real people can feel.

Get help ubuntu
Getting help from Ubuntu is very friendly then others. Press F1 to get help on any specific program or get help online on ubuntu.com/support.

creating document and presentation on ubuntu
You can do everything you need to create professional documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Included OpenOffice.org is easy to use, packed with the features you need and all are completely free.

installation process is on go
Installation process is ongoing. Check any applications state at the bottom are.

You can skip any applications installation
When installation is ongoing, you can skip any of them clicking on the "SKIP" button at right side of bottom area.

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat installation comple
Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) installation has finished. You can continue testing ubuntu now, but until you restart the computer, any changes you make or documents you save will not be preserved.

I run this installation process on the live session. I installed Ubuntu and taking screenshots, connecting internet with mobile broadband and posting this blogpost while I am running on live mode. A great feature of Ubuntu Linux 10.10.

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I am Maxim. Like to gather knowledge and share them with you. I learn everyday. I love Linux, specially Linux Mint, Live on Science, Nature, Read Books and Literature, Inspired by Technology and regularly Disturbed by Politics. I want to focus on all of them.
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