Installing Xubuntu onto new Server
Installing xubuntu(XFCE+Ubuntu) onto new Server
- Boot using the JAVA remote control client, or an HP ilO remote control client or if this is a virtual machine, using the vSphere console
- pop an ISO into the Virtual Media CD Draw – get the xubuntu iso from their website. It’s about 930Mb
- Restart the server making sure the BIOS is set to boot from CD-ROM
- If you have done the above tasks correctly the server will present you with an XUbuntu installation wizard screen
- Choose Install
- Run through the install wizard asking it to completely erase the operating system and place this in it’s place
- choose /dev/sda as the place to install it
- choose london as you timezone
- continue all the way through answering the relevant questions
- reboot at the end
- The desktop should be up and you should be able to log in using the credentials you entered during the build stage.
Configure it's networking
- When presented with your desktop you will NOT have an IP address yet. Click on the spinny dial at the top right of the screen, which represents networking.
- Left click and then choose Auto Ethernet – let it whirl for a while.
- Now left click the menu again and goto Edit
- now double click on the Auto Ethernet connection
- In here you can rename the connection if you like. Seeing as it’s the configuration for Eth0
- I like to rename it to Eth0Then click on the IPv4 tab
- In the Method field change this to Manual
- In the Address field type in your new IP address 184.108.40.206
- Mask is 255.255.254.0
- Gateway is 220.127.116.11
- DNS is 18.104.22.168 space 22.214.171.124
- Click Save and wait for the network manager in the top right of the screen to show connected.
Updating the system
- Open up a terminal
- type “sudo su”
- then your username’s password
- you are now in sudo mode and anything you type has root privileges
- type “apt-get update” – this updates the software catalogues on the system
- type “apt-get upgrade” – this updates the system with ANY packages which are newer in the repositories as they are on the server itself.
- Press y to confirm the x number of MBs it’s going to download and install.
Install SSH so you can SSH into the server
- type “apt-get install openssh-server”
- type “y” to complete the download and install of SSH
- You will now be able to use an SSH client to connect to this server.
- try SSH’ing into the box on the IP address you setup in the networking settings