Ubuntu Server 13.10 Saucy Salamander Installation Guide

Ubuntu Server 13.10 released few month ago come with many feature and bug fix. It includes the Havana release of OpenStack, alongside deployment and management tools that save devops teams time when deploying distributed applications – whether on private clouds, public clouds, x86 or ARM servers, or on developer laptops. Several key server technologies, from MAAS to Ceph, have been updated to new upstream versions with a variety of new features.

This guide will shown you how to install Ubuntu Server 13.10 Saucy Salamander. The installation process takes around 20 minute.

Ubuntu Server 13.10 Minimum Requirements

  • 300Mhz CPU
  • 128MB RAM
  • 700MB disk base system installation (including Full Install base system: 1.4GB)
  • Ethernet network card 1
  • Monitor and keyboard, after installed it can remotely manage by using SSH or using web based interface such as webmin

Step by step Installing Ubuntu Server 13.10

First Download  ISO image installation from here . create the CD from the ISO image or you can generate a bootable USB to start the installation.
When you boot chose the language, in this case English and pressed Enter
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Select Install Ubuntu Server.
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Select your language again, this language for the installation process and installed system.
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Select Country, Territory or Area
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Detecting and Configure the keyboard layout
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Enter the hosname for ubuntu server
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Let’s create a user. Enter a real or descriptive name.
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Enter Username for your Account. This username will be used to login to the server.
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Enter password for this username.
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Configure Time Zone. If you are connected to the internet, the time zone will be automatically detected, otherwise you will have to choose it from a list. Choose Yes  to continue.
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Partition disk, this case I use LVM Partition Method. If you choose manual partition, you can read here
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Write all the changes to harddisk, the partitions are going to be formatted.
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The process of installing the system starts.
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Configure HTTP proxy if you have one, otherwise leave blank and press enter to continue.
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Choose No automatic updates and continue.
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It is up to you which software you would like installed on your server. this case I choose OpenSHH for for remotely controlling, or transferring files between computers. You can choose none and continue to install them later.

Press space to check/uncheck and tab to switch to Continue.

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Installing GRUB Boot Loader
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Answer Yes, to installing GRUB Boot loader on your hard drive.
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Use the username and password you choose earlier to login.
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Congratulations! You ubuntu server 13.10 is server is up and ready to use.

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  • Rick Shoop

    One thing that might be helpful for initial server install is to assign a static IP address to start with. Using these very nice screen shots as reference, the VERY next screen after the network proxy, press the ‘BACK’ button and you will be presented with a very nice static IP option screen, press ‘NEXT’ when done. When you are finished, the server is exactly where you think it is!

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