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Basic Server Setup with Ubuntu 17.10 64bit


This step by step guide will walk you through the steps to install and configure your first Ubuntu Server 17.10.


Prerequisites:

  • Ubuntu 17.10 Server 64bit or 32bit
  • One (Physical or Virtual) machine with enough memory and storage.


Installing Ubuntu 17.10 64bit Server

We will install our first Ubuntu 17.10 64bit Server on a virtual machine with 4GB of memory and 80GB of disk space as show in image below. 



Start booting from CD/DVD or USB bootable media of Ubuntu Server and select your preferred language


From the selection screen, choose Install Ubuntu Server and press ENTER


Select your preferred language and press ENTER to continue


Select your Country and press enter to continue


No need to detect keyboard layout so select No and press ENTER


Select your preferred origin for the keyboard and press ENTER


Select you preferred Keyboad Layout and press ENTER


Process begin





Type Hostname for your Ubuntu machine and Press Continue


Type Full name for new username and press Continue


Type Username and press Continue


Type Password for new user and press Continue


Type your password again to confirm and press Continue


Choose No and press ENTER


It will automatically detect and set up your timezone. If you want set up manually, press Cancel


If you are okay with automatically detected time zone then press Yes


Hardware detection process begin


We will use first option for disk partitioning. Here you can choose your preferred disk partitioning  method.


If you have more than one disk installed in your system then choose appropriate disk for partitioning.


Choose Yes and press ENTER


Partitioning process begin



If you have internet proxy in your environment, enter details here or leave blank and press continue


Wait for completion


Choose appropriate update option for your Ubuntu machine and press ENTER



Installation process begin.


Select appropriate Software to install and leave it blank for basic installation and press Continue


Software installing process begin


Press ENTER to Yes


Installing grub boot loader



Press Continue to finish the installation


This is the first screen of your Ubuntu 17.10 Server booting first time

Press ENTER


Here you can login with the username and password you created during installation


Here you go


We are done installing our first Ubuntu 17.10 Server.