Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Desktop Installation Guide with Screenshots

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Ubuntu has released its latest Operating system Ubuntu 14.10 with codename Utopic Unicorn. Ubuntu 14.10 will be supported for 9 months for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Core along with all other flavors.

Some of the New features in Ubuntu 14.10 are listed below :

  • Linux Kernel 3.16 – fix bugs & new hardware support including expanded architecture support for Power 8 and arm64 platforms. It also includes support for Intel Cherryview, Haswell, Broadwell and Merrifield systems, and initial support for Nvidia GK20A and GK110B GPU’s.
  • Unity Desktop fix bugs and provides improved features that support for High-DPI displays
  • Firefox Version 33 & Chromium version 38
  • LibreOffice 4.3 brings lot of improvements including PDF support & new features in Writer, Calc.
  • Ubuntu 14.10 includes Cloud software OpenStack 2014.2 (Juno)
  • Docker 1.2 is included in Ubuntu 14.10
  • Libvirt 1.2.8 – Libvirt now provides cgmanager support allowing use of libvirt inside containers without cgroups mounted.

In this post we will discuss Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Desktop Installation steps with Screenshots.

Step:1 Download Ubuntu 14.10 ISO file

Download 64 bit Ubuntu 14.10

Download 32 bit Ubuntu 14.10

Burn the ISO file into a DVD / USB drive and boot your system with the bootable media (DVD / USB ).

Step:2 Ubuntu Welcome ScreenUbuntu has released its latest Operating system Ubuntu 14.10 with codename  Utopic Unicorn. Ubuntu 14.10 will be supported for 9 months for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Core  along with all other flavours.   Some of the New features in Ubuntu 14.10 are listed below :  Linux Kernel 3.16 -  fix bugs & new hardware support including expanded architecture support for Power 8 and arm64 platforms. It also includes support for Intel Cherryview, Haswell, Broadwell and Merrifield systems, and initial support for Nvidia GK20A and GK110B GPU’s. Unity Desktop  fix bugs and provides improved features that support for High-DPI displays Firefox Version 33 & Chromium version 38 LibreOffice 4.3 brings lot of improvements including PDF support & new features in Writer, Calc. Ubuntu 14.10 includes Cloud software OpenStack 2014.2 (Juno) Docker 1.2 is included in Ubuntu 14.10 Libvirt 1.2.8 - Libvirt now provides cgmanager support allowing use of libvirt inside containers without cgroups mounted.    In this post we will discuss Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Desktop Installation steps with Screenshots.  Step:1 Download Ubuntu 14.10 ISO file  Download 64 bit Ubuntu 14.10 Download 32 bit Ubuntu 14.10  Burn the ISO file into a DVD / USB drive and boot  your system with the bootable media (DVD / USB ).  Step:2 Ubuntu Welcome Screen

Step:3 Click on ‘Install Ubuntu‘ Option

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Step:4 Make sure your system is connected to Power supply & has atleast 7.1 GB space in the drive.

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Click on Continue….

Step:5 Installation Type : –

  • If we select first option “Erase disk & install Ubuntu” — It will removes all existing the data files along with operating and will install fresh ubuntu with default partition scheme.
  • If you want to encrypt your drive for security purpose , then select the second option “Encrypt the new installation for security”
  • If you want customize / manual partition scheme then select last option “Something else

In My case i have choose “Something Else option

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Click on Continue….

Now define Your Partition Scheme.

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Once you are done with partition scheme , click on ‘Install Now‘ option

Step:6 Select your respective Time Zone to adjust date & time of your system.

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Click on continue….

Step:7 Select your Keyboard Layout and Click on Continue

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Step:8 Define your system’s name (Hostname) and User Name & password.

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Click on Continue….

Step:9 As we can see below Installation is in Progress. Once the Installation is completed , installer will ask to reboot the System.

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Step:10 Reboot the Machine – click on Restart Now.

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Step:11 Login Screen of Ubuntu 14.10.

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Enter the credentials that you created during the installation and press enter.

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Installation is Completed and now enjoy Ubuntu 14.10 🙂


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  1. Dear NextStep4it Team members,

    Trust you are doing great!

    Thank you very much for publishing this article.

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    MAnikantan S
    IT & Network Administrator
    Baker Tilly JFC Group
    Dubai,United Arab Emirates.

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