After many requests for this information, I have drafted this general guide to help.
Important points to note about this guide:
1) Shall we begin?: (Image 1.1)
After configuring the system to boot from a CD, the Ubuntu 9.10 Menu Language Selection screen appears.
Select your language of choice. Here, I picked English.
2) Selection Screen: (Image 1.2)
This selection screen offers several choices:
Make your choice by using the down arrow key and hitting enter.
3) Language Selection: (Image 1.3)
After selecting Install Ubuntu in the previous step, the Ubuntu logo fades different colors while the install routine is loaded.
The first options you will come across are selections for Install Language.
Make your selection on the left and press the Forward button.
4) Time Zone: (Image 1.4)
After a quick check for NTP access to sync the system clock from the internet, the time zone selection screen appears. Use the pull down menus to make your selection. Here, I picked United States and Pacific.
After selecting your time zone, press the Forward button.
5) Keyboard Layout: (Image 1.5)
The keyboard Suggested Option: USA is already selected for me.
If you wish to change the default, select Choose your own: In either case, press the Forward button to continue installation.
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