How to install Linux Ubuntu

Now I will show you how to install Ubuntu inside your server. I would like to remind you that Ubuntu is using the same base as Debian, so the installation also would be straight forward just like the Debian 8)

You may refer to the steps like below:

1) As usual, make sure to set the boot via CD till the Ubuntu first screen appear. Just select the language you prefer

2) Here is the main menu of the ubuntu installation. You also able to preform some preliminary check on your disk and memory before proceeding. Choose to Install when you are ready

3) Yes (for a weird reason), you will be ask to input your preferred choice of language again

4) Later you will be ask about your country or territory that you are staying

5) You may select No to this option to detect your keyboard layout if you are using just a standard keyboard

6) Since you choose No, then it will ask the origin of your keyboard (duh..)

7) Yes, another keyboard selection

8 ) Finally it will start the network detection. As same as Debian, it will automatically detect DHCP presence in your network (if you connect the network cable to the server prior installation). If you are not, then you need to input your IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS manually.

9) Next is to enter the hostname. Make sure you enter it in the correct format example

10) Select No to select your timezone manually

11)  Now moving to the hard disk partition. Just select the Guided – Use Entire Disk (or with LVM) and proceed with the installation

12) Next it will ask which hard disk you want to use for the partitioning

13) Press Yes to confirm the partition specification

14) To prevent direct root access, you need to input the full name of the normal user that you are going to create

15) Now enter the username for that account

16) Proceed with the password

17) You may choose if you want to encrypt your /home directory everytime you login and logout. But the default is No

18 ) If you need to use proxy to download the updates and packages during installation, you may do so. Or just leave it blank

19) This is where you need to choose whether to enable the automatic update for system security. The default would be No.

20) On this screen, you can choose which package that you or your customer wish to have included together with the server.

21) Just before the installation starts, you will be ask whether want to use the boot loader GRUB to your ubuntu’s Master Boot Record (MBR). If the server only use one operating system, it is recommended to install it on the MBR

22) The installation is in progress now. The whole process will take a while.

23) When completed, take the CD out and proceed with your first fresh reboot

Now, you have completed the Ubuntu installation inside your server. It is simple isn’t it? 😉

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