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Mastering Ubuntu Server by Jay LaCroix

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Obtaining Ubuntu Server

For starters, we'll need to get our hands on Ubuntu Server and then create bootable installation media in order to install it. How you do this largely depends on your hardware. Does your server have an optical drive? Is it able to boot from USB? Refer to the documentation for your server in order to find out. In most cases, it's a very good idea to create both a bootable CD and USB media of Ubuntu Server while you're at it. That way, regardless of how your server boots, you're most likely covered.

Unfortunately, the differing age of servers within a typical data center introduces some unpredictability when it comes to how to boot installation media. When I first started with servers, it was commonplace for all servers to ...

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