How to Install Ubuntu 13.10 Server Step by Step

Ubuntu Server 13.10 is now available; first fully supported release of the new OpenStack Havana, with faster node installation and a new version of Juju that supports ultra-dense containerised application deployment.

Download – Ubuntu 13.10 server edition here

Follow the steps to install Ubuntu Server 13.10

Step 0. Boot your server with latest Ubuntu 13.10 server ISO.

Setp 1. Language

You will see the following screen. Here you have almost 73 languages options to select. Select your desired language.

Ubuntu Server 13.10 Language Selection


Step 2. Click Install Ubuntu Server.

Here you have other 5 options. Like Multiple install with MAAS, Check disc for defects before you proceed for installation, Test Memory, Boot from first hard disk, Rescue a broken system.

Ubuntu Server Installation Menu


Step 3. Select a language

Choose the language for installation process and System.

Ubuntu Server Language Install


Step 4. Select your location

Select your Country. Normally this should be the country where you live. Selected location will be used to set your time zone.

Ubuntu server location


Step 5. Configure locales

Configure locale settings. More-

Ubuntu Server Locale Settings


Step 6. Configure the keyboard

Try to have your keyboard layout detected by pressing a series of keys. Else select NO to select your keyboard layout from a list.

Ubuntu Server Keyboard Layout


Step 7. Configure the keyboard.

Select the country of origin for the keyboard of this computer.

Ubuntu Server Keyboard Language


Step 8. Configure the keyboard

Select the layout matching the keyboard for this machine.

Ubuntu Server Config Keyboard


Step 9. Attempting IPV6 auto configuration

Ubuntu Server IPV6


Step 10. Configure the network

Enter your server hostname for this system, Continue.

Ubuntu Server Hostname


Step 11. Set up users and passwords

Enter the User Name. A user account will be created for non-administrative user activates.

Ubuntu Server Username


Step 12. Set up users and passwords

Choose user password. This password will be used by non-administrative users to login into the system.

Ubuntu Server Password


Step 13. Set up users and passwords

Protect your system from being stolen. Encrypt the User Home Directory. Select Yes.

Ubuntu Server Encrypt Home


Step 14. Partition disks

Select the partitioning method. Note here that LVM mean Logical Volume Manager and allow you to split big hard drive into multiple small virtual drives, just like on virtual machines.

Ubuntu Server Partitioning

Step 15. Installing the system…

Ubuntu Server Installing

Step 16. Configure the package manager

If you have any HTTP proxy server on your network to access the outside world, enter the proxy server IP address. Else leave it blank.

Ubuntu Server Proxy Settings

Step 17. Configuring tasks

Select Installation Mode for security updates and press enter.

Ubuntu Server TaskSel Configuration

Step 18. Software selection

To tune the system to your needs, you can choose to install one or more of the following predefined collection of software. Like Mail server, DNS server, LAMP server, etc.

Ubuntu Server Software Install

Step 19. Install the GRUB boot loader on a hard disk

Click Yes to install Grub boot loader. GRUB is a boot loader designed to boot a wide range of operating systems from a wide range of file systems. GRUB is becoming popular due to the increasing number of possible root file systems that can Linux can reside upon.

Ubuntu Server GRUB Boot Loader

Step 20. PAM Configuration

Installation is complete. Remove the installation media (CD-ROM, floppies). Select Continue to reboot the server.

Ubuntu Server PAM Configuration

Step 21. Login to Ubuntu server. Select Ubuntu and press enter.

Ubuntu Login Screen



As you can see, installing Ubuntu Server 13.10 is as easy as installing Windows Server, it’s a pretty straightforward process and you don’t have to deal with very technical stuff.  Ubuntu is a very easy and stable linux flavour so you can trust this as a permanent and production server of yours.


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