Ubuntu 12.10 Server (Quantal Quetzal) Installation Guide with Screenshots

As promised in our earlier article on Ubuntu Desktop 12.10 Installation, we are going to see the installation of Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) Server edition.

There are new features like Web Apps, Online Search, Dash previews, Easy Full-Disk Encryption (Enable during installation) etc. You may visit to know more about Ubuntu 12.10 features.

Ubuntu 12.10 Server Installation Guide

Ubuntu 12.10 Server Installation Guide with Screenshots

Download Ubuntu 12.10 Server DVD ISO’s

Ubuntu 12.10 has been released and you can download from here or follow below links.

  1. Ubuntu 12.10 Server DVD ISO – 32 Bit
  2. Ubuntu 12.10 Server DVD ISO – 64 Bit

Installation of Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) Base System

1. Boot Computer with Ubuntu 12.10 Installation CD/DVD or ISO and choose language.

Boot Ubuntu 12.10 Installation DVD

Boot Ubuntu 12.10 Installation ISO

2. Select ‘Install Ubuntu Server‘.

Install Ubuntu 12.10 Server

Install Ubuntu 12.10 Server

3. Choose language for installation.

Select Ubuntu 12.10 Language

Select Ubuntu 12.10 Language

4. Select your location and press ENTER.

Select Ubuntu 12.10 Location

Select Ubuntu 12.10 Location

5. Configuration and detecting your keyboard.

Ubuntu 12.10 Server Keyboard Selection

Ubuntu 12.10 Server Keyboard Selection

6. Keyboard configuration.

Ubuntu Keyboard Configuration

Ubuntu 12.10 Server Keyboard Configuration

7. Keyboard layout and configuration.

Ubuntu Keyboard Layout

Ubuntu 12.10 Server Keyboard Layout

8. Detecting hardware and installation.

Detecting Ubuntu Hardware and Installation

Detecting Ubuntu 12.10 Hardware and Installation

9. Enter hostname and press ‘Continue‘.

Set Ubuntu Hostname

Set Ubuntu 12.10 Server Hostname

10. Enter your full name.

Enter Full Name User

Enter Full Name User

11. Enter username. (Don’t use admin user name as it is reserved by Ubuntu 12.10 and press continue.

Enter user name

Enter user name for new account

12. Enter password for user this is required during login after installation.

Enter Password the user

Enter Password the User

13. Re-enter password.

Enter Twice Password for User

Enter Twice Password for User

14. I don’t require to encrypt home directory. So i select ‘NO‘ here.

 Encrypt Home Directory

Say “No” to Encrypt Home Directory

15. Setting clock, detecting time zone and location.

Setting clock and Time zone in Ubuntu

Setting clock and Time zone in Ubuntu

16. Please verify location and time zone, detected correctly by installer, If setting ok click ‘YES‘ else ‘NO‘.

Ubuntu Verify Location and Time Zone

Ubuntu Verify Location and Time Zone

17. Disk Partitioning, I selected “Guided – use entire disk and set up LVM“. If you are know good enough then you may select ‘Manual‘ Partitioning and follow instructions.

Select Ubuntu Disk Partition

Select Ubuntu Disk Partition

18. Select Disk for partitioning and press ENTER.

Select Disk Partitioning

Select Disk Partitioning

19. You are being asked “Write the changes to disks and configure LVM? Press ‘YES ‘ if it’s ok for you.

Write the changes to disks

Select Write the changes to disks

20. Supply disk space to use for logical volume. You may leave some unused space so that you can later on expand or create new volumes which gives more flexibility.

Supply Disk Space

Supply Disk Space

21. Verify partitions and If you are ok Press ‘YES‘ to write the changes to disks.

Verify Partitions

Verify Partitions

22. New partitions are being created and formatting.

Partitions Formatting

Partitions Formatting

23. New partitions created and formatted, now system is getting installed.

Ubuntu System Getting Installed

Ubuntu System Getting Installed

24. Proxy configuration, you may leave empty and press ‘Continue‘ if it is not require for you.

Configure Ubuntu Proxy

Proxy Configuration for Ubuntu

25. Configuring APT (Advanced Packaging Tool).

APT Configuration

Ubuntu APT Configuration

26. Select update of system, we urge to keep ‘No Automatic Updates‘ which may have more control in terms of packages / updates selection.

Select System Update

Select Ubuntu System Update

27. Select packages as per your need and press ‘Continue‘.

 Select Packages for Ubuntu

Select Packages for Ubuntu

28. Installing selected packages.

Installing selected packages

Installing selected packages for Ubuntu

29. GRUB Boot Loader is getting installed.

Installing GRUB Boot Loader

Installing GRUB Boot Loader for Ubuntu

30. Select install GRUB Boot Loader in MBR (Master Boot Record) Click ‘YES‘ to proceed.

Install GRUB Boot Loader for MBR

Install GRUB Boot Loader for MBR

31. Base system installation is completed, remove CD/DVD and click ‘Continue‘ to finish.

Ubuntu Installation Completed

Ubuntu Base System Installation Completed

32. Finishing touch.

Ubuntu Finishing Touch

Ubuntu Finishing Touch

33. GRUB Boot Loader screen after installation is over.

GRUB Boot Loader screen

GRUB Boot Loader screen

34. Ubuntu 12.10 Login Screen, Login with user credential which was created during installation.

Ubuntu 12.10 Login Screen

Ubuntu 12.10 Login Screen

This is the end of Ubuntu 12.10 Linux Server Edition Installation. Share it and post comments using comment box below.

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2 Responses

  1. Where is GUI of server??? Is there any possibility to get Ubuntu GUI.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Yes its possible, as you can install any desktop environments like cinnamon, mate, gnome or xfce with one single command.

      Install Gnome Desktop:

      $ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ubuntu-gnome-desktop

      Install Mate Desktop:

      $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-mate-desktop

      Install Cinnamon Desktop:

      $ sudo apt-get install cinnamon-desktop-environment

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