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Ubuntu Linux Jaunty Jackalope 9.04 Installation (Guide) Walkthrough

by Shivaranjan on April 26, 2009


Now that the Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope 9.04 is out, let us discuss the installation of Ubuntu 9.04 in this post.


  1. A computer that is capable of booting from CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  2. Ubuntu 9.04 ISO, you can get it from here.
  3. Create bootable CD from the Ubuntu ISO that you downloaded or create a bootable USB flash drive, instructions for creating a bootable USB drive can be found here.

Refer to the screencast below and go through the article this will help in better understanding the installation procedure.

The video is available in HD format in YouTube and also you can download the high quality video from here.

Make sure that the computer is set to boot from CD or USB drive. Start the computer, once the computer boots from USB or CD you will be presented with this screen.


In this screen choose “English” as your preferred language, we are assuming here that English is your choice. You can go ahead and use any language of your choice. In the options that are presented choose the “Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer” to boot into the Live CD mode. Now Ubuntu will boot into Live CD mode and you will able to experience Ubuntu even before you install.


Now that the Ubuntu has booted into the Live CD mode you can try Ubuntu if you wish or proceed with the installation using the ‘Install’ icon that is present in the Desktop.


Choose your language as English or your choice of language and click the forward button.


Now you will be presented a screen where you would have to enter the time zone in which you live.


Choose the layout of the keyboard that you intend to use in Ubuntu. In the bottom screen if you wish you can test the layout before making the decision. Once you have decided hit the forward button.


If you intend to use the entire hard disk drive with Ubuntu 9.04, then use the option ‘Use entire disk”’ . This option will automatically partition the hard disk drive and create the necessary swap partition also. Please note: This option will remove all the data and  partitions that currently exist in the disk.


To manually partition the hard disk drive choose the second option ‘Specify partitions manually (advanced)’ to create partitions based on your choice. In the below screenshot we have partitioned a 15GB hard disk into /dev/sda1 with 4.8GB capacity in fat32 file system, /dev/sda5 with 7.6GB in ext4 file system and /dev/sda6 of 2.6GB as swap partition.


After the partitioning is complete you will be presented a screen in which the Name of the computer user, user name for login, password for login and computer name has to be chosen. Also auto login option is provided here using which the user can be automatically login to the computer when the computer is started.


Now Ubuntu9.04 Jaunty Jackalope is ready to start the installation and a summary of chosen option is displayed, which you can review to check if the correct choices have been made during all these steps.


Access to advanced options are provided towards the bottom right corner, here the proxy details can be filled for Internet access and an option is provided to select the hard disk drive where you would like to install the Ubuntu boot loader. Please restraint caution here if you choose the wrong drive the boot loader will overwrite the existing boot loader and may damage your existing operating system’s boot loader.


The installation process will begin now and so you can sit back relax as the installation progresses, the installation will take around couple of minutes to an hour depending on your computer’s speed.



Once the installation is complete, you can either continue to use the Live CD or restart to computer to boot into Ubuntu 9.04 desktop.


After you hit the restart button, Ubuntu will now prompt you to remove the Live CD. Remove the Live CD and hit the enter key to restart the computer to boot into your new shiny Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope.



Now enjoy using Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, in case of questions please post in the comments section.

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