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 automaticallyif 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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