The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10) - Page 2

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Thu, 2007-10-18 13:23. ::

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:

Configure your system's clock. Normally UTC is a good choice:

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 Gutsy Gibbon):

Now the base system is being installed:

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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