Install Ubuntu Desktop 24.04 LTS on the entire disk with dual boot MS Windows

This article will show the simple steps of installing the latest version of UbuntuUbuntu Desktop 24.04 LTS on the entire second disk in the system. This is the simplest set up with two operation system with dual boot – one Windows 10 and one the new Ubuntu 24.04. There are two separate disks one NVME and one hard disk device in the system are installed, and the the entire sda disk will be used for the installation of Ubuntu Desktop 24.04 LTS. All disk information in sda disk device will be permanently deleted by the installation wizard! Review of Ubuntu Desktop 24.04 LTS with 100+ screenshots – coming soon.
Ubuntu Desktop 24.04 LTS offers the following software:

  • Xorg X server –
  • GNOME (the GUI) – 46.0
  • linux kernel – 6.8.0
  • linux-firmware – 20240318.git3b128b60
  • QT – 5.15.13 and 6.4.2
  • libc – 2.39
  • gnu gcc – 9.5.0, 10.5.0, 11.4.0, 12.3.0, 13.2.0 and 14-20240412
  • coreutils – 9.4
  • python3 (default) – 3.12.3
  • perl – 5.38.2
  • apt – 2.7.14
  • cups – 2.4.7

We used the following ISO for the installation process – Ubuntu 24.04 LTS (Noble Numbat):
It is a LIVE image so you can try it before installing it. The easiest way is just to download the image and burn it to a DVD disk or make a bootable USB flash drive with the Linux dd tool and then follow the installation below.
The USB drive, which will be overwritten by the dd command is /dev/sdb – all data on this device will be lost! Check carefully, which device is the plugged removable USB device, which should host the live Ubuntu Desktop 24.04 LTS installation image.

sudo # dd if=/mnt/media/OS/ubuntu-24.04-desktop-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=8M status=progress oflag=direct
6056574976 bytes (6.1 GB, 5.6 GiB) copied, 52 s, 116 MB/s6114656256 bytes (6.1 GB, 5.7 GiB) copied, 52.4699 s, 117 MB/s

728+1 records in
728+1 records out
6114656256 bytes (6.1 GB, 5.7 GiB) copied, 52.5094 s, 116 MB/s

It’s worth noting this installation procedure is a little bit different than the last for Ubuntu 22.04. Follow the screenshots below to install Ubuntu Desktop 24.04 LTS:

SCREENSHOT 1) Boot from the UEFI USB flash drive to install the Ubuntu 24.04 LTS.

main menu
UEFI DVD boot install

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