How To Install Ubuntu Server 18.04 with Screenshots – Step by Step Guide with Bonus Tip

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From the beginning of ubuntu till now ubuntu has added a lot of features and gains respect in OS. Even if you watch any tutorial for any web-based application it’s all on ubuntu because ubuntu is open source and focused on a new user base experience. Ubuntu always tries to add everything which is required to run the application. Even Kubernetes all testing has been initially done on ubuntu as per their document. Ubuntu desktop is best for any new user. In data centers, Ubuntu is the best alternative to non-REDHAT or fedora products.

In this article, we are going to show you how to install the ubuntu 18.04 server Bionic. Before that let’s talk about some new features of Ubuntu 18.04.

Features of Ubuntu 18.04

  • Ubuntu 18.04 has a new welcome desktop
  • It has a new GNOM desktop environment for a better experience. but you can still use Unity desktop.
  • It has improved its notification option. Now you will receive notification by default on the upper side.
  • It has a new login and lock screen.
  • More interactive and improved apps setting
  • Linux kernel version is 4.15 which is more secure and performance improved.
  • To install any package you need to use apt-get install package-name.
For all features, you can visit the ubuntu site and but the important features are mention are above.
You can download ubuntu from its official site till 2023 which is the end of support.

How to install ubuntu 18.04 server :

1- Mount DVD or ISO to your system or machine and boot from it. You will see the language select option. Choose your desired language.
Choose your Country in fro below list :
2- For keyboard detect layout select “no” because sometimes in the case of VMware it takes the wrong keyboard.
3- Select your keyboard as shown in the below pictures
keyboard ubuntu
4-  Now it will load all components and discover server details.
5- If you are not connected with the network or in case of no DHCP server available it will ask you to configure IP manually otherwise it will take IP automatically. In this case, it is asking for IP.
6 – Enter static IP
7- Enter Netmask
8- Enter Gateway
9- Enter nameserver if you have otherwise use google DNS server 8.8.8.8
10- Enter the hostname of the server.
11- Enter the desired username or you can enter ubuntu ( This is a standard user, not root).
12 – Enter password for user
13- Now here you have to create LVM, if you are not sure about it, use Guided – use entire disk and set up LVM.
14- It will automatically take 10 or 20% extra to set up LVM. Click continue.
15- Click yes on write the changes to disk. Now it will start creating an LVM partition and install OS. You need to wait until the process fully complete.
16- Leave empty proxy server if you have any confusion or you can confirm with the network provider.
17- Configure Taskel  Рchoose no automatic update
18- Software selection – if you are usingserver choose OpenSSH, you can choose as per your requirements. Press the spacebar to select and continue.
19- Install grub boot loader – click yes to install.
20 – Installation finish click on continue, it will reboot server or machine and you are done.
Now at this point, you have installed ubuntu server 18.04. Start using it and you can customize OS.
Bonus Tip:
  • use apt-get update to update packages before use.
  • If you are using ssh then need to enable ssh because by default it may not be enabled to start and enable to automatically start after boot.
  • Ubuntu for the server has no desktop we can install the desktop version using taskel and after that, it automatically set it to run level 5.

Hope this tutorial helps you to install ubuntu. In case i miss something mention below in comments.

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