PART 1 – Installing and Configuring Ubuntu Server 14.01.1
First, Insert the Ubuntu DVD and boot the server up.
Choose English as the language.
Choose Install Ubuntu Server and press Enter.
Choose English as the language during the installation process.
Choose the country you are located in followed by pressing the Enter key.
Select No to keyboard detection.
Choose English keyboard
Choose English for keyboard again.
When/if you see this screen, just choose Continue.
Choose configure network manually
Enter your public IP address.
Enter subnet mask
Enter the default gateway
Enter the DNS server as 22.214.171.124
Enter the host name
Enter the domain name.
Enter your full name
Enter the user name
Choose a secure password
Retype the password
Select No to encryption
Select No to change the time zone.
Choose Toronto as Time Zone
Choose Guided Partitioning
Choose Guided – use entire disk
Select the disk available
Finish partitioning and Write changes to disk
Select Yes to write changes to disk
Now we have to wait for the installation to finish. It will take about 5 minutes to complete.
Choose None for Proxy setting, just hit Continue.
Choose No automatic updates
Choose OpenSSH server to install
Choose Yes to install GRUB boot loader. Note that Linux is the only Operating System on this disk.
Installation is complete. Now hit Continue to reboot the system.
Now log in as the user you created earlier.
Enter sudo su and type the password for the user to elevate the account to root status.
Now from a host on the Internet, use Putty to SSH into the Linux box that we just configured.
As you can see, we are able to access the server via SSH
Also try to elevate the account to root level
Conclusion: in this post I have guided you through the installation and configuration of Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1 Server. In the next few posts, we will try to install and configure POSTFIX mail server on this box.