You get the option to configure software update preferences.
In most cases, it is probably best to configure the OS to install software updates automatically, especially security related ones.
While there is risk an update will break something important or critical on your OS, not updating presents more risk due to leaving known vulnerabilities in place, especially with today’s level of threats and exploits.
Then we are prompted to select packages commonly needed for an Ubuntu Server installation
For just about ever server imaginable, we should select at least OpenSSH server and continue
Yay, another installer pop up.
We you see Grub mentioned, you know the installer is nearing its end.
There is really not many good reasons not to answer yes to installing Grub on the MBR. How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat yer meat?
The installer generates an initial boot configuration and stores in on the ext2 partition.
Completion and reboot
Completing its business, the installer now humbly presents its final dialogue and invitation to end its existence. If this is a new VM installation started from KVM, the CD/DVD or ISO file will be automatically disconnected upon reboot. Otherwise you’ll have to manually remove the install media or it’s very likely the install disk will boot instead of your new fancy schmancy Ubuntu Server.
If all goes well, the new OS will boot and you will be presented with this unassuming login prompt.
Now that your new Ubuntu Server is born, how about taking those first few steps