How to install Ubuntu Server?


Ubuntu’s personalized server is easy to use and is quite flexible. Unlike RedHat Server, where it installs the base and common packages, In ubuntu you can select which server you want to install.
It gives you various options like DHCP, DNS, POSTFIX, MySql servers, and you can select multiple servers during installation.

If you wish to install more server afterwards, you can do that using ‘apt-get’.

So lets see how to install Ubuntu Server. We will be installing Ubuntu.

  1. Select your Language.

    Select language.

    Select language.

     

  2. Select ‘Install Ubuntu server’

    Select 'Install ubuntu Server'.

    Select ‘Install ubuntu Server’.

     

  3. Select Installation Language and your country.

    Select Installation language.

    Select Installation language.

    Select your Country.

    Select your Country.

     

  4. Keyboard layout.
    Enter no to to manually give your keyboard layout. Yes to automatically detect keyboard layout by presssing some keys.

    Detect Keyboard Layout.

    Detect Keyboard Layout.

     

  5. Give host-name.

    Enter hostname.

    Enter hostname.

     

  6. Select your timezone.
    It will detect it automatically (from step 3).

    Select your time-zone.

    Select your time-zone.

     

  7. Select how you want to partition.
    If you use entire disk, all the free space will be used.
    If you setup LVM, you can manually assign the size of pg and vg.

    Select your partitioning method.

    Select your partitioning method.

     

  8. Select your hard-disk in which you want to install the server.

    Select Your Hard-disk.

    Select Your Hard-disk.

     

  9. Summary of partition.
    The installer will then show you the summary of how it has partitioned the hard-disk. Here you can either continue and click yes, or if you want to change it click no.

    Summary of Partition of hard disk.

    Summary of Partition of hard disk.

     

  10. Enter name of user.

    Enter Your name.

    Enter Your name.

     

  11. Enter username and password.
    Remember your username, because server edition has no GUI.
    You won’t get a list of usernames. You have to enter username manually.

    Enter your username and remember it.

    Enter your username and remember it.

    Enter password.

    Enter password.

     

  12. Encryption is recommended.
    You can either encrypt your home directory or you can leave it as it is.

    Encrypt your home directory.

    Encrypt your home directory.

     

  13. If you have a proxy connection, enter it in the format given below.
    If you skip this, the proxy won’t allow your server to download anything.
    If you don’t have proxy simply leave it blank.

    Configure proxy server if you  have one.

    Configure proxy server if you have one.

     

  14. Installation.
    Select how you want to manage updates.

    Manage how you want to install updates.

    Manage how you want to install updates.

     

  15. This is the most important and crucial part of installation.
    Here you can select any packages that you want in your server and click continue.
    These packages will be installed in the installation process.
    If you forget some packages, you can install it manually afterwards.

    Select all the servers you want

    Select all the servers you want

     

  16. Wait for installation to finish.

    Wait for installation to complete.

    Installation process.

     

  17. If you chose MySql and Postfix, it will ask you for the root password.
    Enter a password and remember it.

    If you chose MySql or postfix it will ask for password, and FQDN.

    If you chose MySql or postfix it will ask for password, and FQDN.

     

  18. Configure grub
    Install grub on master boot record, so that you get a chance to use other OS too.

    Install bootloader

    Install bootloader

     

  19. Installation complete.

    Reboot your machine.

    Reboot your machine.

     

  20. Check your server.

    Ubuntu Server

    Ubuntu Server

     

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