There are many good reasons to install Kubuntu! Some of them include:
Getting the ISO(Disc Image):
Download it though Get Kubuntu.
Microsoft Windows does not have any built in tools for MD5SUM but they do provide a tool. How-To-Geek also provides some information regarding MD5SUM reading material or Cygwin can be installed and unix utilties can be used instead.
Open the terminal app, then navigate to the directory where the ISO is saved. Run:
md5 -r kubuntu-15.10-desktop-amd64.iso
And compare the output to the hashes page for the ISO file.
The first thing to do is to make sure your in the directory with the .iso file (It will most likely be found in the the Downloads directory). The run the command ‘md5sum’. For more a more detailed explanation of MD5SUM. Then running the command ‘md5sum’:
For a GUI (Graphic User Interface) we use UNetBootin.
If you choose the Diskimage option you use the ... button to select your downloaded ISO. Then click OK.
Pay special attention when selecting the right USB device under ‘Drive’
You can use unetbootin to download the ISO(image file) automatically or it can be downloaded at Get Kubuntu.
Since UNetBootin is a cross-platform application we will be using the same instructions from USB/Flash Drives
Be extremely careful to set /dev/sdX to the right value, if you point it to your hard drive you will wipe the disk.
Look for More actions... click it and then pick Burn image... from the list of actions
Then you select the ISO(Disk Image) that you want to burn to the DVD from your computer.
Most torrent clients and browsers store your downloads in the ‘Download’ directory.
Most of the default settings for K3b for DVD burning do not require any changes.
For a GUI(Graphic User Interface) we’ll stick to using this tutorial: USB/Flash Drives
For Linux Distributions that use GNOME we’ll be using the default DVD burning tool Brasero.
You will need to press a special key on the keyboard in order to boot from your chosen Installation Media. Ex: Esc, F2, F10, F12, or Del it all depends on the OEM(Original Equipment Manufacturer)
First we’ll need the Kubuntu Disk Image(ISO) from here: Preparing the Installation media
When the installer starts you will see these options:
Fro the best result, ensure that:
Include this third-party software: includes software that either does not follow the Open Source model or the Ubuntu Philosophy, but is safe for use on your system.
Download updates while installing: will ensure that you have the latest bug and security fixes included and applied once the installation is complete.
This is where you choose how to organize your hard drive. This step is the most complicated and consequential in the entire installation process, so take your time.
You will be able to change your mind and go back until the Install Now button is clicked
The following sections are some possible installation scenarios you might choose. Each of these choices points to a page or series of pages with more details. For each option (except Manual), the installer asks which hard drive to use. After choosing, you will see a before and after layout on that hard drive.
This will resize the partitions for you and install Kubuntu on the free space. With this option you can create what is called a dual-boot and choose which OS to boot into at startup.
This is available only at least 25GB are free.
Using this option the installer will create two partitions on your hard drive; one for most of the content, including the root and home directories, and one for the swap.
This optio will completely erase your hard drive. You will lose any operation systems(Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, etc.
When using Manual to set up your system as you would like it, keep these thoughts in mind:
If you have a Windows 8 sticker on your machine you might need to make a separate EFI partition with a fat32 filesystem.
For more detailed information regarding the Disk Setup of a Linux system you can check the DiskSpace page.
During this step you get to pick the Region where you live and then the Timezone of the location in that Region. An example would be that I live in New York, so my Region is North America and my Timezone is New York (EST).
This is the step that will set up your keyboard’s language or, if applicable a different version of the language. For example, there is a Cherokee American English setting as well as different setups with special keys used in certain languages; in Kubuntu we try to make the use of the system easy for everyone!
At this step of the installation you will be putting in user information like your name, username, and password. The password will be your key to logging into your new installation as well as installing new software, updating your system, and more, so keep it written down somewhere!