Page 2:Before We Begin
Page 3:Beginning The Installation
Page 4:Preparing The Hard Drive
Page 5:Understanding Linux Partitions
Page 6:Creating Linux Partitions
Page 7:Step 5 Of 7
Page 8:Step 6 Of 7
Page 9:Step 7 Of 7
Page 10:Booting Ubuntu For The First Time
Page 11:The Desktop
Page 12:Updating Your System Files And Drivers
Page 13:How Do I Install Software?
Page 14:Codecs For Multimedia Playback
Page 15:Getting Help Online
Step 6 Of 7
Step 6 of 7 is the "Migrate documents and settings" function, which is an optional files- and settings-transfer wizard. This step will be skipped unless you have another operating system already installed.
If you are installing Ubuntu as the only operating system, then you will go directly to step 7 of 7.
If you have an active Windows installation, it will prompt you to transfer files and settings from Windows user accounts to Ubuntu. You can check any of the boxes under each user account to transfer those files or settings to your new Ubuntu installation. If you check the box next to a user account name, it will select all the options for that account. If you backed up everything beforehand (which you should have already done) and don't care to use this wizard, you can just skip this step by clicking Forward without checking any boxes.
I had no problem transferring the contents of the My Documents, My Pictures, and My Music folders. The wallpaper and user-picture files did transfer, but wouldn't open. Most surprisingly, the Internet Explorer favorites transferred flawlessly to Mozilla Firefox bookmarks. Transferring browser bookmarks alone makes this step worthwhile.
- Before We Begin
- Beginning The Installation
- Preparing The Hard Drive
- Understanding Linux Partitions
- Creating Linux Partitions
- Step 5 Of 7
- Step 6 Of 7
- Step 7 Of 7
- Booting Ubuntu For The First Time
- The Desktop
- Updating Your System Files And Drivers
- How Do I Install Software?
- Codecs For Multimedia Playback
- Getting Help Online