ISP-Server Setup - Ubuntu 5.0.4 "The Hoary Hedgehog" - Page 2

Now we create the partitions. Select Manually edit partition table. If there are already some partitions, delete them first by selecting them, hit return and then select delete.

I will use the folowing partition scheme:

/boot 50 MB
/swap 1GB
/ 10 GB
/var the rest of the harrdisk

Creating a partition: Select Free Space, hit enter, then:

1) Select Create new partition.
2) Enter the size of the partition. Values can be entered in MB and GB or percent (%)
3) Select type of partition: primary
4) Select location of partition: beginning
5) Change Use as: I will use EXT3 for all partitions except the swap partition, that is of type swap.
6) Change: Select the mountpoint
7) Select Done setting up the partition

Repeat this for all partitions in the above partition table.

Now your partition table should look similar to this:

Select Finish partitioning and write changes to disk, then Yes, to proceed with the next step.

Now the base system is being installed:

Configure your time zone:

Setup a user:

The first stage of the installation process is finished and the server boots into the installed Ubuntu linux.


Till Brehm

About Till Brehm

Over 20 years experience as Software Developer and Linux System Administrator. Till Brehm is the founder and lead developer of the ISPConfig Hosting Control Panel software (since 2000) and he founded HowtoForge in 2005 as a place to share Linux knowledge with other Linux enthusiasts.

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