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.
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.
Step 3. Select a language
Choose the language for installation process and System.
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.
Step 5. Configure locales
Configure locale settings. More- https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Locale
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.
Step 7. Configure the keyboard.
Select the country of origin for the keyboard of this computer.
Step 8. Configure the keyboard
Select the layout matching the keyboard for this machine.
Step 9. Attempting IPV6 auto configuration
Step 10. Configure the network
Enter your server hostname for this system, Continue.
Step 11. Set up users and passwords
Enter the User Name. A user account will be created for non-administrative user activates.
Step 12. Set up users and passwords
Choose user password. This password will be used by non-administrative users to login into the system.
Step 13. Set up users and passwords
Protect your system from being stolen. Encrypt the User Home Directory. Select Yes.
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.
Step 15. Installing the system…
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.
Step 17. Configuring tasks
Select Installation Mode for security updates and press enter.
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.
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.
Step 20. PAM Configuration
Installation is complete. Remove the installation media (CD-ROM, floppies). Select Continue to reboot the server.
Step 21. Login to Ubuntu server. Select Ubuntu and press enter.
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.