Step-by-Step Guide: How to Install Ubuntu Server on Your Machine

Installing Ubuntu Server is a straightforward process that can be completed in a few steps. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to install Ubuntu Server on your machine.

Before we begin, make sure that you have the following:

  • A machine with a minimum of 2GB of RAM and at least 25GB of disk space.
  • A bootable USB drive with Ubuntu Server ISO.
  • A keyboard, mouse, and monitor.

Step 1: Boot from the USB drive Insert the bootable USB drive into your machine and reboot your system. The system will detect the USB drive and boot from it automatically. If your system does not boot from the USB drive, you may need to change the boot order in the BIOS settings.

Step 2: Choose your language Once the boot process is complete, you will see the Ubuntu Server installer menu. Choose your preferred language and press Enter.

Step 3: Select “Install Ubuntu Server” The installer will provide you with several options. Select “Install Ubuntu Server” and press Enter to begin the installation process.

Step 4: Choose your language and location The installer will now prompt you to choose your language, location, and keyboard layout. Select your preferred options and press Enter.

Step 5: Set up your network The installer will now prompt you to set up your network. Choose your network interface and configure your IP address, netmask, gateway, and DNS settings.

Step 6: Create a user account The installer will now prompt you to create a user account. Enter your preferred username and password and press Enter.

Step 7: Choose your installation type The installer will now prompt you to choose your installation type. Select “Guided – use entire disk” if you want to install Ubuntu Server on the entire disk. Alternatively, you can choose “Manual” if you want to create your own partition layout.

Step 8: Configure your disk If you choose “Guided – use entire disk”, the installer will automatically partition and format your disk. If you choose “Manual”, you will need to create your own partition layout.

Step 9: Install Ubuntu Server Once you have configured your disk, the installer will begin installing Ubuntu Server. This process may take several minutes.

Step 10: Reboot your machine Once the installation is complete, the installer will prompt you to reboot your machine. Remove the USB drive and press Enter to reboot your machine.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Ubuntu Server on your machine. You can now log in using the user account you created during the installation process.