How to install Ubuntu Server  16.04

How to install Ubuntu Server 16.04

1. Requirements

To install Ubuntu Server you will need the following prerequisites;


2. Additional Note

In this tutorial i will install Ubuntu Server on Virtualbox with IP address of, Google public DNS with the gateway of These setting might differ for you, you can replace that value base on your network settings.


3. Installation 

Insert your Ubuntu Server installation CD or flush drive and boot the system.

The first screen will show the language selector. Select your language.


Select Install Ubuntu Server

Select the language for the installed Operating System


and Select your location , on Configure the keyboardselectNOand pressENTER


Press Enter


The installer checks the installation CD/USB flush-drive and your hardware, and configure the network with DHCP if there is a DHCP server in your network. Or you can manually enter  the IP address, DNS and gateway.


If the Network configuration failed, press ENTER to Continue.


Select Configure network manually and press enter


Enter your IP address, in this example i use, press tab and enter  to Continue


Enter your Network Netmask, in this example my Netmask is

Follow by your Gateway and press tab and enter to continue


Enter your Name server address, in this  example i used Google DNS and, press tab and enter to continue

Enter your Hostname. In this example my server is name Ubuntu2


If you have existingdomain and you want to join to your domain enter your domain name, leave it blank and continue


Enter your desired administrator or root account name. In this example I use dan and enter your desired password . If you are using weak password select YES to confirm


On Configure the clock , check the time zone press enter if  the time zone is correct


Now we have to partition your hard disk, You can select Guided- use entire disk


At the Select disk to partition press enter 

At the Partition disks select Yes to continue


Partition will be created. Then the base system is being installed. This will take a few minutes.


Click Continue at the Configure the package manager and wait to finish the configuration.

At the Configuring tasksel , select No automatic update if you do not want do update manually. Select Install security updated automatically if you want the system will update automatic or Manage system with Landscape. In this example i select no automatic updates.


At the software selection, you can select anything you want just press space bar to select. In this example i will select standard system utilities and OpenSSH Server so i can remotely connect after the installation using PUTTY.


The installation will continue, Select Yes when you asked Install the GRUB boot loader to the master boot record?


The base system installation is now finished. Remove the installation CD / USB flush drive and press Continue to reboot the system.


4. Login

Now login on the shell as “dan”. The username may differ if you have chosen a different name during setup. And enter  the password.


5. Get root Privileges

To become root type the following and enter your password and we’re done.

sudo su


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