The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (Ubuntu 8.10) - Page 2

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Fri, 2008-10-31 12:05. ::

Enter the hostname. In this example, my system is called server1.example.com, so I enter server1:

Now you have to partition your hard disk. For simplicity's sake I will create one big partition (with the mount point /) and a little swap partition so I select Guided - use entire disk (of course, the partitioning is totally up to you - if you like, you can create more than just one big partition, and you can also use LVM):

Select the disk that you want to partition:

When you're finished, hit Yes when you're asked Write the changes to disks?:

Afterwards, your new partitions are being created and formatted.

Now the base system is being installed:

Create a user, for example the user Administrator with the user name administrator (don't use the user name admin as it is a reserved name on Ubuntu 8.10):

I don't need an encrypted private directory, so I choose No here:

Next the package manager apt gets configured. Leave the HTTP proxy line empty unless you're using a proxy server to connect to the Internet:

I'm a little bit old-fashioned and like to update my servers manually to have more control, therefore I select No automatic updates. Of course, it's up to you what you select here:

We need a DNS, mail, and LAMP server, but nevertheless I don't select any of them now because I like to have full control over what gets installed on my system. We will install the needed packages manually later on. The only item I select here is OpenSSH server so that I can immediately connect to the system with an SSH client such as PuTTY after the installation has finished:

The installation continues:

The GRUB boot loader gets installed:

The base system installation is now finished. Remove the installation CD from the CD drive and hit Continue to reboot the system:

On to the next step...


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Submitted by AceFrahm (registered user) on Tue, 2008-12-09 06:01.

If you want to use Putty to complete the setup remotely as specified in step 5 on page 3,  you should use a password that has no capital letters. 

 For some stupid reason, putty will fail even though you are using the correct IP, correct username, and correct password, if the password has any capitals in it.

 If your password does, you can change it at the command prompt with the "passwd" command.

You should do that for both your user account AND the super user if you intend to use "sudo su" over Putty.

*****************************  EDIT  EDIT  EDIT 2009-01-20  ******************

I got PuTTy to work on a brand new install, perhaps it only fails sometimes, perhaps if the first letter of the password is a capital letter.