Get Ubuntu GNOME
16.04.5 LTS is the final long-term support release. It is supported until April 2019.
Minimum System Requirements
- 1 GHz processor (e.g Intel Celeron)
- 1.5 GB RAM
- 10 GB of free hard drive space
- CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installation media
- Internet access recommended (for installing updates during installation)
BACK UP Important Data
Seriously, do this first. The Ubuntu GNOME installer is capable of erasing your entire hard drive.
Download Disk Image
If your PC was released after the year 2007, you probably need the 64-bit version.
Using the torrent link is highly recommended. Not only is it faster, but it also reduces server costs, which allows more money in the budget for all Ubuntu flavors!
BitTorrent is a good client if you don't have one already
- Please seed as much as possible to help others
An MD5SUM is like a fingerprint: two copies of the same file should have the same MD5SUM.
To validate your download,
compute the MD5SUM of your downloaded disk image, then
compare it against the reference MDSUM: 16.04.5 MD5SUM.
If they are not equal, that means your file was corrupted during download. You must download it again.
Create and Boot Installation Media
When you boot from the installation media, you will see the option to Check Disc For Errors. Select this option first.
Proceed with installation as prompted.
Try without Installing
You can try Ubuntu GNOME without affecting your current OS installation. Upon booting from the installation media, select the Try Ubuntu GNOME without installing option.
Pro Tip: If your current OS is corrupted and won't boot, you might be able to use the live preview feature to access the hard drive and recover your data!
If you need an old ISO, download it from the archive.