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To install Ubuntu Budgie on your system you should first download the Ubuntu Budgie ISO image at https://ubuntubudgie.org/downloads/

Depending on what system you are planning to install choose the Architecture that matches your system.

After downloading the ISO Image create a Flash Drive for the install. (See our guide on how to create a Flash Drive using Rufus).

After creating the Flash Drive we will start the installation process. You should look up on your system Manufacturer’s website on how to boot your system from Flash Drive.

Install Ubuntu Budgie

Once your computer reboots into your USB drive, you’ll be ready to begin installing Ubuntu Budgie:

Once you boot, you should see the following GRUB menu. Select Try Ubuntu Budgie without installing and press <Enter>.

You should see the following window. This is the Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS Live session. Try and see if your hardware works. It you like it, and you want to install it on your hard drive, click on Install Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 icon as marked in the screenshot below.

The installer should show up. Select your language and click on Continue.

Select your Keyboard layout and click on Continue.

Now select either Normal installation or Minimal installation. If you select Minimal installation, then only the most basic utilities will be installed. If you select Normal installation, all the default software will be installed. Minimal installation takes less disk space than Normal installation. Once you’re done, click on Continue.

If you have an empty hard drive, you may click on Erase disk and install Ubuntu Budgie, this will format your whole hard drive and install Ubuntu Budgie in it. If you want more control over how your disk will be partitioned, click on Something else and then click on Continue.

At this point system will confirm you selection for your Hard drive.

Ubuntu will begin installing in the background. In the meantime, tell Ubuntu which timezone you’re in.

Then, set up your user account. Fill in the fields for your name, username, the computer’s name, and your password. Make sure that the password is strong; the account will have admin access.

Wait while Ubuntu sets itself up on your system.

Once the installation is complete, click on Restart Now.

Once rebooted you will Login to the system and you can start exploring your new system.

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