Welcome to my FOG Server series. In this session I will show how I installed the Ubuntu Server 16.04 that will host FOG Server. The Ubuntu server installation is pretty “vanilla”, except the partitioning part, which I have done accordingly to advice from FOG, posted here: Fog on Ubuntu 16.04 Server
I select English
I select “Install Ubuntu Server”
I choose the language used during the installation
I select “Other” as I’m not in any of the locations listed, I browse to the correct location
I select “United States”
I will configure the keyboard layout manually, No…
I select Norwegian as this is my language
I enter a hostname for my server, fog-01 (Not very imaginative, I confess)
As I have a background in the “Windows-world”, i wrongly chose Administrator as username, in hindsight, this wasn’t optimal.
The time-zone is perfect, Yes…
I set up the partitions by following the guidelines posted here: Ubuntu 16 04 Server – Optimal FOG Partitioning
I will create 3 partition:
- Primary partition for operating system etc: 20 GB
- Logical partition for Swap: 4 GB
- Logical partition for my images: Remaining disk-space
I start out by choosing Manual…
I will use my entire disk, sda, for this setup
I choose my FREE SPACE
For this first partition, I will carve out 20 GB, Continue
This will be the Primary partition
I set the Bootable flag to On
I will now proceed and create a logical Swap partition in FREE SPACE
As this will be the SWAP partition, I carve out 4 GB for this.
This will be used as “swap area”
Finally I create a logical partition in FREE SPACE for my images, assigning the remaining disk space.
I change the mount point to /images
I don’t use any Proxy in my environment, Continue…
No automatic updates…
I make sure to add OpenSSH server, Continue…
After the server has restarted, I shut down and remove the ISO from the virtual machine, boot to BIOS and change boot order to HDD as primary.
This concludes the Operation System install session. I can now proceed with some basic configuration of the Ubuntu server, covered here:
Disclaimer: Every tips/tricks/posting I have published here, is tried and tested in different it-solutions. It is not guaranteed to work everywhere, but is meant as a tip for other users out there. Remember, Google is your friend and don’t be afraid to steal with pride! Feel free to comment below as needed.