Ubuntu 10.04 is out and it is here to stay for another five years. If you have not downloaded Ubuntu already, you can see this post to choose the best edition suited to your needs and get your hands on a copy.
Although, if you have downloaded your copy of the ISO, it is time to install Ubuntu. This step by step guide will take you through the installation procedure. To start with, get hold of a 4 GB thumb drive and create a boot-able image with Unetbootin. Now, plug the thumb-drive into your USB port and restart the computer.
Set boot device to the USB drive from BIOS options and you are good to go.
Let the live system fire up. Now, click on the install icon on desktop and proceed as shown below.
Select a desired language to install Ubuntu.
Select your region and and time zone.
Select your keyboard layout. You can alternately, detect your keyboard layout if you do not know it already.
Select a partitioning option. Unless you want to format all the hard drive and install Ubuntu afresh, select the last option and proceed.
Select the partition to install Ubuntu into and click on the change button.
Set the formatting options.
Provide account information and sit back and watch.