How to install Ubuntu 16.04 and Automatically Install all my apps
I'm assuming this gets searched quite a lot. It is one thing installing ubuntu, but another hugely time consuming gig installing all the old applications that you like. Couple that with your configurations of
.bashrc, application configs, editor configs and logins for apps and it becomes a seemingly impossible task.
But it's not it can be done with an awesome tools known as ansible which will become known to you in due time. First off lets install it.
Remember this tutorial is just for a ffresh install of the Desktop ubuntu version, although the ansible script can be modified for a server. If you just want to upgrade your ubuntu 14.04 LTS server to Ubuntu 16,.04 check this out
Installing Ubuntu 16.04
- Download the desktop version of Ubuntu 16.04, it is a
- Get an empty USB Flash drive (2 gb or more) or clear an old one with ubuntu (Or use
gpartedit's the best, see below)
- Get a PC ready either for a dual boot (Windows and Ubuntu) or just Ubuntu. I think the
.isowe just downloaded has gparted - a utility to partition space to install operating systems - installed. Otherwise get gparted here. Clear enough free space for ubuntu (20gb should be ok) with gparted.
- On an ubuntu machine: Windows key -> Search for Startup disk Creator -> Open it -> Make a Startup disk with the
ubuntu .isoAlternatively if you are on windows you can use Unetbootin to Install the iso onto a USB
- Get the pc you have cleared to install ubuntu on and plug in the startup/ bootable usb, make sure to select the drive of the USB to boot from
- Now say install ubuntu not
try ubuntu without installingUnless you just want to try it
- It will prompt for your language choice, but this is a good time to connect to your wifi in the top right.
- Select your language and continue, then depending on your preference choose
Download updates while installing ubuntuand
Install third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, Flash,MP3 and other Media
Continueand wait a while...
- It will then ask the installation type. Make your choice depending on if you want to dual boot and just want the new ubuntu or something else. You will need to make some swap space available for memory if you choose something else, use this guide on the manual ubuntu partitioning. (I changedto install alongside, because I got an error with the manual method, I also didn't connect to the wifi)
- Next select your timezone/city then your keyboard layout
- Next your name (this is used as the name of your home folder
/home/surfer190so make sure it is lower case and simple. Choose a password and continue. You can enrypt your home folder if you aren't the only user on the pc.
- Install then completes, Woohoo fresh install
Customisation and Automatically Install all my apps
First thing I noticed was the unnatural scrolling direction of the two-finger scroll on the touchpad.