How to Install Elementary OS 5.0 Juno with Windows 10

Install Elementary OS 5 Juno with Windows 10

Elementary OS 5 Juno release is officially announced and ready for download from here with more user experience. Elementary Os is an Ubuntu-derived distribution with a focus on the user interface. This article will show you the steps to install in dual boot Elementary OS 5 Juno with windows 10.

This final stable release is available since the 16th October 2018 as presented in the official blog and based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

What's new on Elementary OS 5.0 Juno?

The release 5.0 of Elementary OS is the fifth major release with lots of new features and improvements such as

  • A new Installer instead of Ubiquity as explained in one article of Daniel Foré the founder of Elementary OS
  • Improved Appcenter
  • Night light mode
  • Icons and stylesheet changes
  • New wallpapers
  • Redefined color palette
  • Change on photo app with full HiDPI support
  • Terminal has new settings
  • and some others

You can get more information about the new features in the official announcement.

1) Prepare Windows

This part will summarize the steps to follow in order to prepare Windows 10 for the dual boot because those steps have been covered. The preparation  consists of:

  • Checking the partitions to see if you use GPT or MBR partition table to know if you need to install Elementary in EFI or BIOS mode.
  • creating the partitions that will host our Elementary Juno.
  • disabling the fast startup option to be able to reboot on the Elementary installation media. You can need to disable the secure boot but it's normally supported.
  • restarting your system and boot on the installation media of Elementary Juno 5.0

You can have the full details of those step by reading our dual boot article on Windows 10 with Ubuntu 18.04 and LUbuntu 18.04. Also, advise reading how to Install Ubuntu on Windows 10 (WSL).

2) Installation of Elementary Juno 5.0

We will create only two partitions: the home and root. When you boot on Elementary Juno, you will see a black screen which means that you are installing Elementary in EFi mode. You can see the grub

You can see Elementary starting

Now you need to choose the installation language

Now choose the keyboard layout

Choose to install the update during the process

else you can face some issues during the end as below. I had this issue previously but when I chose to install the updates, I have not encountered the same issue.

Choose to manually create the partitions

Identify the partition to use and create those we have chosen. we will not create the swap partition. Now, create the root partition

and create the home partition

validate if you are sure you have not made any mistakes such as deleting another disk or partition. Choose the 'Revert' option if you have done a mistake
You can continue by choosing your real location so that the repositories nearby your location will be easily reached during the updates.
Enter your account values
You can see the installation which begins now
In the end, you will see a message informing you of the end of the installation.
You will be asked to remove the installation media
When the system reboots, you can see the grub
You can see the login page where you can enter your credentials
Now you can discover the new system
You can click on the application menu to see some examples of default application available
You can launch the AppCenter to see how you can install the software that you want
You can have a look at categories
You can see that you have packages available and some are not free
But you have the possibility to download the software without buying it so that you can try it. You need to indicate the value (as a donation) that you have
After that, you can download and install the apps after the authentication
Now you have the package installed
You can see the new display
You know the steps to follow to do a proper dual boot installation of Elementary OS 5 Juno alongside with Windows 10. The process is not very different than Ubuntu 18.04 or LUbuntu 18.04. After the installation, you can take the time to discover your new system with its new features.

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Alain Francois 12:05 am

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IT Linux administrator passionate of free and open source software, I work on Linux Systems since some years on installations and deployments of certain solutions. I like to share my experiences with a wider audience by training and conferences.

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