Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA Ubuntu

How to install Ubuntu on Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA from USB

Here is How to install Ubuntu on Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA. We will explain each and every step to install this Linux Operating system on your Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA.

About Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu is a free and open-source Linux Debian operating system.
  • Also, Ubuntu offers three editions desktop, server, cloud, and Ubuntu core.
  • It provides new releases every 6 months while LTS occurs every 2 years.
  • Ubuntu is developed by Canonical which provides free security updates and support to its users.
  • Furthermore, for installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on your Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA you meet minimum requirements such as 2GB RAM, Dual-Core Processor (2 GH) and 25 GB free space.

What’s new in Ubuntu 18.04

  • It is the  Latest Long term support version of Ubuntu for PCs and laptops.

Minimum Requirement to install Ubuntu 18.04

  • 2 GHz dual-core processor
  • 2 GB of system memory
  • 25 GB of free hard drive space or more
  • Use either a USB port or DVD Drive for the installer media
  • Internet access is optional

About Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA

  • Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA comes with a 14 inch Full HD Display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
  • It is powered by the Intel Core i5-8250U processor with 8 GB of RAM and 256GB SSD for Storage.
  • The graphics are powered by Intel UHD Graphics 620.
  • Finally, Windows 10 Home 64-bit is pre-installed and the laptop weights 1.2kgs.

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Advantages of installing Ubuntu on Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA

  1. It is free of cost while the official Windows operating system is chargeable.
  2. Ubuntu is customizable while on Windows you can only customize some components.
  3. It is more secure.
  4. Runs without installing.
  5. Ubuntu is good for developers.
  6. It can be updated without restarting.
  7. Lastly, Ubuntu provides more resources.

Instructions to install Ubuntu on Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA

Make sure you have the latest Ubuntu Operating system Downloaded from the official Site, if not then download it from the official website.

1. Create a Bootable Disk

The downloaded ISO file is to be burned into a USB/DVD or flash drive which will be used to boot the computer.

Recommended drive – USB 

Tips to Boot a USB Device

Download Rufus
  1. After installing Rufus simply select the ISO file from the file manager and accept all settings when the popup window appears.
  2. Select the MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI  and If your laptop has UEFI bios then select the other two options.
  3. For the Filesystem select NTFS  option and select if your PC has UEFI bios then select FAT32.
  4. The default Cluster size option should be selected.
  5. Make sure all three options including Quick Format, Create a Bootable disk using and Create extended labels and icon files are selected.
  6. Finally, start the process and this software will automatically format and create a bootable USB flash drive.

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2. Change boot-order to boot from USB in Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA

  • To change the boot order in Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA
  • First of all, turn off your Laptop or restart it
  • Then to enter into UEFI BIOS Press or F12 key repeatedly as soon as Asus Logo appears. In case, you have not entered into BIOS restart your Laptop and retry with the key or other key provided by Manufacturer
  • Storage tab, then select Boot Options and finally change the boot order to the USB
  • Save, Reboot

3. Boot from the Drive USB/DVD

  • After successfully booting your USB stick you need to turn off your Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA to install Ubuntu on it.
  • Insert the USB in port and once you will restart your laptop the screen presenting “Try Ubuntu” and “Install Ubuntu” will be shown to you.
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  • You can either try Ubuntu or install Ubuntu, Although the Try option is for testing the operating system this process will also take some time.
  • So if you are continuing with install Ubuntu then read the further guide.

4. Installing Ubuntu 18.04

There are many steps in the process of installing Ubuntu on your Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA which will be provided step-by-step below,

1. Choosing Keyboard

  1. Choose a keyboard layout and click Continue and by default English option is selected.
  2. Now you have to choose a type of installation as there are two types – Normal and Minimal installation. In our case, we have preferred a normal installation.
  3. Downloading updates while installing must be turned off for a faster installation.
  4. install third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, MP3 and additional media formats should be selected only is internet connection is available while installation.
  5. Finally, click continue to proceed.

2. Selecting the installation type

Installation options,

  1. Erase the whole disk and install the Ubuntu: It is the easiest way to install Ubuntu on your Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA. Also, A fresh copy will be installed on your Laptop by erasing all the stored data on your PC.
  2. For security Encrypting new Ubuntu installation for security: Not to worry about this option as this option will ensure the security of your drives.
  3. Using LVM: LVM or Logical Volume Management
  4. Something Else: Use this option if you want to install Ubuntu along with existing Operating system such as Windows 10. In addition, only select this option if you are familiar with such a technical task.

3. Creating Partitions for Something Else Option

  • To create the partition on your own you can click “New Partition Table
  • Click on Continue and create a /boot partition of size 1.5GB. Select free space and click on the “+” symbol for creating a new partition.
  • Now click on OK
  • Let’s create the /home partition of size more than 18GB.
  • Next, create partitions /  of 6GB and /var of 4GB by using the process we have discussed with you.
  • Lastly, Create the swap area partition of 2GB.
  • Check that all the partitions are made correctly or not. Once you have created the partitions successfully you can proceed to the further steps by clicking Install Now.

5. Selecting Time Zone

Choose the desired time zone and click on continue

6. Providing user credentials

Give your information to the page prompted to you. The page will ask your name, computer name, username, and password. Finally, click on continue to begin the process of installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on your Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA.

7. Start installation

Installation may take around 5 to 10 minutes on your Microsoft Laptop which may depend on the speed of the Laptop.

8. Restart and Login

Restart your computer and enter the login details you have provided previously in User credentials.

Welcome to Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA Ubuntu

install Ubuntu on Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA

In conclusion, we have successfully discussed the complete process of installing Ubuntu 18.04 on the Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA. Enjoy your new operating system.

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