Installing Ubuntu Server

Now, regardless of your platform, we should be ready to get an installation or two of Ubuntu Server going. In the steps that follow, I'll walk you through the process.

  1. To get started, all you should need to do is insert the media into your server or device and follow the onscreen instructions to open the boot menu. The key you press at the beginning of the POST process differs from one machine to another, but it's quite often F10, F11, or F12. Refer to your documentation if you are unsure, though most computers and servers tell you which key to press at the beginning. You'll probably miss this window of opportunity the first few times, and that's fine—to this day I still seem to need to restart the machine once or twice ...

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