The Perfect Setup - Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) - Page 2

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 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 Feisty Fawn):

Now the base system is being installed:

We need a DNS 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 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...

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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