Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Ubuntu

How to install Ubuntu on Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air from USB

Here is How to install Ubuntu 18.04 on Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air. We will be installing the latest Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on your Laptop please follow this step-by-step guide.

About Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air

  • Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air comes with a 13.3 inches display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
  • It is powered by the Intel Core i5-6200U processor with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD for storage.
  • The graphics are powered by NVIDIA GeForce 940MX.
  • Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air has a 4 cell battery with a battery life of 9.5hrs.
  • It has network options including 802.11 WIFI, and Bluetooth 4.0.
  • Lastly, Mi Notebook Air is 14.8mm thick and weighs 1.28Kg with Windows 10 Home Edition (64 bits).

Full Specifications

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 Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air you meet minimum requirements such as 2GB RAM, Dual-Core Processor (2 GH) and 25 GB free space.

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Advantages of installing Ubuntu

  1. It is free of cost while the official Windows operating system is chargeable.
  2. Ubuntu can be run without installing and can be used for testing purposes. You can simply run it live from your USB or DVD drive and it can be a portable OS.
  3. Ubuntu is customizable while on Windows you can only customize some components.
    It is more secure.
  4. Ubuntu is good for developers. It provides Unix utilities combined with Piping and redirection which can blow any programmer’s mind. The Unix shell can be customized to make it easy to write the programs.
  5. It can be updated without restarting.
  6. The way Ubuntu has been created it is very difficult for a virus to survive so there is no need to install anti-virus software in Ubuntu.

instructions to install Ubuntu on Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air

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

install Ubuntu 18.04 on Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air

  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.

Read also – Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Boot from USB for Linux and Windows

2. Change boot-order to boot from USB in Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air

  • Turn your Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air laptop off
  • To enter into BIOS in Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air as soon as the logo appears click the BIOS Key such as F2 key or any other key provided by the manufacturer.
  • Read the on-screen instructions and change the boot order to USB to Boot from USB from the Boot menu.

3. Boot from the Drive USB/DVD

  • After successfully booting your USB stick you need to turn off your Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 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.
  • install ubuntu on Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air
  • 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 Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 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 the 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 Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air. 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 technical tasks.

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 Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air.

7. Start installation

Installation may take around 5 to 10 minutes on your Xiaomi 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.

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