Dual Boot Windows 10 & Ubuntu

Installing ubuntu 18.04 alongside windows 10 step by step.

Difference between Windows and Ubuntu

What makes Windows user move to Ubuntu?

Difference between updates
Ubuntu Theme

Preparing our Environment & Required Tools

Step 1 : Shrink Volume


Enter the amount of space to shrink

The amount of space

Step 2 : Installing Ubuntu

Choose the type of the installation ( Desktop OR Server )
PS : Desktop installation is to replace your system or to try it and even run it alongside, and for the Server installation is to run it on a virtual box.

Go to the download link

In our case we need Dual boot so we will go for Desktop Version.
Choose the minus -1 Version (if you are looking for stability and long term support) Be sure to check all the requirements mentioned.
Start downloading.


Step 3 : Creating a Live USB

Live USB

Live USB

Just to make it more clear : Live USB is a type of LiveDistro, which refers to a distribution of any operating system that can boot and run from removable media. That capacity makes it possible for users to carry their operating system of choice for use on other computers.

Download the software — Etcher


Then Execute the installation

What is Etcher ?

Etcher is a free and open source program for flashing images to SD cards & USB drives And it supports different platforms such as Windows, MacOS, and Linux.

Now all you have to do is to insert the USB stick get the iso image of Ubuntu and click on flash

Insert your USB
Flash it

Everything is ready now we are good to go for the System installation


1. Insert the CD or Flash
2. Reboot your machine
3. Tap on F12
4. Choose a language and install Ubuntu

Step 1

PS : You can have this instead because it depends the computer’s configuration, so just use your mouse or cursor keys to select.

Step 1 (also)

>>Choose the Keyboard Layout

choose Keyboard

>> Connect to your Network

Connect to WIFI

>>Choose the Installation that you want to start with
>>The Updates and third party

Choose as mentioned

Now it’s time to select an Installation Type : You can choose to Install Ubuntu
alongside Windows and that will automatically take care of all the partition steps, to erase the disk (means no more windows) or finally to choose your customize configuration.


It is recommended to create 3 partitions

This first partition is :
/root : It is the directory where file system exists and all the software will be installed.

This Second partition is :
/home : Holds user and their files and also holds configuration files separate from the operating system files.

This Third partition is :
/swap : Just in case your memory is filled up completely, any additional applications will be run off of the SWAP partition rather than memory (This part is invisible for user).


1. Select the Free Space that you shrink in windows earlier
2. Click +
3. Insert the Size
4. Click OK, Now /root is Created

>>Now the rest of free space is for the home partition


>> All done click on install now

Install Now

>>After clicking on Install now, you will have this Massage to confirm or
to go back

Dev, Sda, Sda1, Sda2
Insert your login and password

Now Take acup of coffee because it may take some time

Yessss, You did it !
Final Result

There are two easy ways , but as user of windows still used of Interface.
We will install Grub-Customizer via our terminal to configure Grub 2.0
Just type this three lines to get the software:

$sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer

$sudo apt-get update

$sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

Grub Customizer

Enjoy Ubuntu, you did a good Job.

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