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Intro to LAMP: Ubuntu Server

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Ubuntu Server: Install & Setup

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Linux/LampUbuntu Server

In this lesson you will learn how to download, install and set up Ubuntu Server on Oracle VirtualBox. To download VirtualBox visit: How to Install Oracle VirtualBox

Please note that every operating system version and every computer is a little bit different. Use this as a guide, but don't be concerned if you don't see the exact same thing.

Install & Setup Ubuntu Server

  1. To download Ubuntu Server, go to -
    64-bit: Ubuntu Server Downloads
    32-bit: Alternative Downloads

  2. Choose the Ubuntu Server Download:

    If you download the wrong one you will see an error message like this during the process:

    No need to fear. It means you downloaded the wrong version (32 vs 64 bit). Just delete the one you downloaded, download the correct one, and proceed.

  3. After Ubuntu finishes downloading (probably 10 mins to an hour depending on your computer and internet connection), you will be ready to create a new image on your Oracle VirtualBox.
    Open Oracle VirtualBox and click New to create a new image:

  4. Name: You can name your image whatever you want. LAMP or Ubuntu would be reasonable choices.
    Type: Linux (If you didn't know that, you may want to review: What is LAMP?. This written lesson has a really good companion video.)
    Version: Ubuntu 32-bit OR Ubuntu 64-bit. Choose the one you downloaded.

  5. Memory Size- go with recomendation:

  6. Hard Disk - create a virtual hard disk now (should be selected)
    Then press Create

  7. Hard Disk File Type - VDI (should be selected):

  8. Storage on Physical Hard Disk - Dynamically allocated (should be selected):

  9. File Location and size:
    You can keep the file name as is
    Go with the recomended size
    Then press Create

  10. Start the Image:
    The name of the image should be highlighed with blue background
    Press the Green Arrow that says Start.

  11. Select the Ubuntu File to load onto your new VB Image.
    Click on the File icon:

    File Explorer should open. If you did not move it elsewhere, it will probably be in your downloads folder:

    Once you load the Ubuntu file, Click Start:

  12. Ubuntu Install:
    Select your language

  13. Install Ubuntu Server:
    It should be highlighted in white. Click Enter.
    (Remember to use your keyboard, not your mouse.)

  14. Select your language:

  15. Select your country:

  16. Select 'Yes':
    Have your keyboard detected

  17. Character Questions: It will ask you a series of questions about your keyboard.

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  18. Go with what is selected:

  19. Set up user and password
    Full name:

    User name:

    Confirm Password

  20. Encryption:
    Select NO

  21. Is this your time zone?:
    Select yes, if that is your time zone. If not, select no and change to your correct time zone.

  22. Partition Disk:
    Guided - use entire disk and set up LVM

  23. Yes, partion disk:

  24. Yes, you want to partion the disk:

  25. Continue:

  26. Yes:

  27. Continue

  28. No automatic updates:

  29. Manual Package Setup:

  30. Install the GRUB boot loader?:
    Select Yes

  31. Continue:

  32. Now you are ready to run Ubuntu on your Oracle VB!:

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