How To Install Ubuntu Server

Ubuntu Server is great software and best of all – it’s free. Here’s a step-by-step process on how to install Ubuntu Server.

Choose whether to install Ubuntu Server.

Ubuntu Server is great software and best of all – it’s free. If you’ve never had the chance to work with this software, now is the best time.

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Ubuntu Server takes very little to run. Here are the system requirements.

 

Installation

Select your language to begin.

Select your language for Ubuntu Server.

 

Choose what you would like to do (Install Ubuntu Server).

Choose whether to install Ubuntu Server.

 

Select your language for the installation.

Select a language for Ubuntu Server.

 

Select your location.

Select a location for Ubuntu Server.

 

Choose if you want to detect the keyboard layout through some tests (in most cases, select no).

Choose to detect keyboard layout.

 

Choose your keyboard’s origin (country).

Select your keyboard origin.

 

Again, select your keyboard layout one last time.

Select the keyboard layout one last time.

 

Components will now load and you will be prompted to enter in a hostname for the (network) server. You can choose any name you wish.

Choose a hostname for Ubuntu Server.

 

Choose a user account for the server. You can typically use your full name here.

Select a user account name for Ubuntu Server.

 

Create a username for the user account and a password for the username – then re-enter password to verify.

Select a username for Ubuntu Server.

 

Decide if you would like to encrypt your home directory. In most cases you don’t need to but if you want – go for it.

Choose whether to encrypt home directory.

 

Select your time zone for the clock configuration. If connected to the internet, it should auto detect the correct time zone.

Choose your correct time zone for Ubuntu Server.

 

Select a partitioning method. If you would like to know more about LVM and what it’s all about, check here. If unsure, option 1(use entire disk) is fine.

Choose a partitioning method for Ubuntu Server.

 

Confirm the disk you want the data to be stored on. This will delete any other data on the partition.

Confirm the disk for writing.

 

Confirm that you really want to write changes to the disk. Choose yes if you’re sure you want to continue installing.

Confirm the changes to install Ubuntu Server.

 

Ubuntu Server will now begin installing to the machine. During installation, you will be prompted to choose a proxy server. In most cases, you will leave this blank – otherwise, choose a proxy server of your choice.

Choose if you want to use a proxy in Ubuntu Server.

 

The installation will continue. You will be prompted to select update options. In most cases you will choose to install security updates automatically.

Choose how Ubuntu Server will manage updates.

 

Select which packages you would like to install.

Select which software you would like to install.

 

If packages have been selected, installation will continue and you may be prompted to create more passwords.

Ubuntu Server password prompts.

 

Install the GRUB boot loader. What is the GRUB boot loader?

Install Ubuntu Server GRUB boot loader.

 

The installation will now complete and you will be prompted to restart for it to take effect.

Restart Ubuntu Server to complete installation.

 

Once restarted, the Ubuntu Server will now boot up and is ready to use!

Log in to Ubuntu Server.

 

Have questions? Check out the frequently asked questions about Ubuntu Server.