Ubuntu 18.04 LTS was released yesterday. and this brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install the latest Ubuntu server on your computer. This should be a base server to use to run your applications and other services.
This post shows you how to download, burn and boot Ubuntu from an ISO image on a CD/DVD disc.
If you have physical server or want to use Ubuntu ISO images to install on a Virtual server, the steps below should be a great place to start.
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ( released on 26 April 2018, will be supported untill the end of April 2023 ). Use the link below to download Ubuntu ISO image.
The continue below to install.
Step 1: Burn Ubuntu ISO Image
If you’re going to be installing Ubuntu on a physical server, you will have to download and burn the ISO image onto an external media like CD/DVD or flash drive.
On Windows machines, you may right-click the ISO image and select Burn disc image as shown in the image below. then choose the DVD drive with a blank DVD disc to burn to.
To burn to a Flash Drive, you may have to take a different route. there are programs that should be able to help do you do that.
After burning the image, transfer the DVD or Flash Drive to the computer you want to install Ubuntu on.
If you’re going to be installing on a virtual server, then just create the virtual machine and mount the ISO image and boot from it.
Step 2: Boot and Install Ubuntu Server
When you start up the server machine with Ubuntu ISO image, it should boot up the installation wizard. use the screenshots below to guide you.
Choose your preferred language to use to install Ubuntu.
Then select your keyboard layout for the installation. the default is English (US) and continue
After that select Intall Ubuntu.
On the next screen, select at least one network card to configure. this should automatically install an IP address if there’s a DHCP server in your environment.
Next, choose a proxy adress if there’s one. in most environments, this is not enabled. so don’t type anything and continue.
Then choose to install Ubuntu on the entire disk. this is the easiest method. continue from there.
Next, select the disk to use to install on. and continue
Confirm the disk and continue. this is going to erase everything on the disk and install Ubuntu
Confirm to delete everything on the disk and install Ubuntu. after this, you’ll lose anything that was on the disk. so make sure the correct disk is selected and continue.
Then create an account for the server. this will become an administrative account since the root account is not being used. also type the computer and and continue.
Wait until the installation is complete. then reboot the server.
This is how to install Ubuntu server on a physical or virtual machine.
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