Here are screen-by-screen details of an Ubuntu Server 16.04.3 install process.
It all starts with selecting a menu language. CoolGeeks101 teaches in English, so we select that language here.
There are a few different uses for the Ubuntu Server installation disk: install types, diagnostics tests, and recovery methods are available boot options. This tutorial is for a simple installation, so we choose the “Install Ubuntu Server” option.
Installer language and layout settings
Again, we need to confirm the language used for the installer. Ours is English.
It is possible your communication language is different from your physical keyboard, so there is an option to define your keyboard. Ours is a regular old English (US) keyboard.
Seems there are a lot of different layouts available for physical keyboards. We have a typical English (US) keyboard layout.
Software sources and hardware checks
The installer will check that your source disk is OK…
…and passes some simple tests…
…and loads initial software…
…and check some more.
Now the installer detects your physical hardware (or VM hardware if being installed that way).
Network detection and settings
The installer supports IPv6 and tries that network support before bringing up IPv4.
IPv6 is better than IPv4, so they say.
If you have a functioning DHCP server on the local network or provided by the KVM server itself, the installer will automatically get an IP address here.
If there is no accessible DHCP server, the installer will prompt to enter manual network settings.
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