Do you want to install Linux Ubuntu alongside your Windows 8.1 operating system, then the following instruction / tutorial will hopefully help you with the installation (you may do so at your own risk). To install two operating systems on the same hard drive as example Linux Ubuntu next to the Windows 8.1 called dual boot. This means that one can choose between the operating system when booting the computer. “Dual” = double “and” boot “= boot. I guess there are several ways to install Linux Ubuntu on your computer, and this is one of them. I chose to install the Ubuntu operating system via USB stick / memory although you can also install Ubuntu by burning the file to a CD.
When I myself learned this setup there were many new terms and concepts that appeared. I have checked up their importance and at the end of this tutorial, you have a glossary with definitions of some of the terms in this document. The terms I have definiterat are marked with red text and figure in the text.
The following tutorial / instructional did anyway that I got Linux up and running Ubuntu on my computer. I do not know whether the installation of the operating system was perfect because I have to use the function key F12 when starting your computer to choose which operating system I want out. Apparently it should be possible to fix so that this window will pop up automatically but I have not been ambitious enough to find out how. IOF then it is not so difficult to press F12.
The following tutorial may not be exactly as I did because it messed up and I had to try it my way. See these instructions as a pointer, and it would not work so figure out the rest yourself.
Procedure to install Linux Ubuntu 4.15 next to the Windows 8.1 by USB stick / memory
0.5. Insert a USB stick into the computer. My USB stick, 16 GB of memory.
1. I downloaded the 64 bit version of Linux Ubunto download of Linux Ubuntu 04.15. If you have 32-bit processor, you choose the course.
The file was approximately 1.1 GB. To download what is called ISO file. (1).
I chose “save file” and saved it in a folder for downloads.
2. I loaded then the app “Universal USB Installer” on the Universal USB Installer
I saved in a folder.
Universal USB Installer is a program that allows you to transfer the ISO file to a USB memory.
Since I started running the installation of the “USB universal installer”. I got up page “set up your selection Page” on the program will come and I chose “Ubuntu”.
Then I clicked on “Browse” and I chose the downloaded ISO file.
Then I chose the USB stick I had.
I clicked on “create”.