Linux – FOG Server – Install Ubuntu Server OS

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

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I select “Install Ubuntu Server”

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I choose the language used during the installation

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I select “Other” as I’m not in any of the locations listed, I browse to the correct location

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I select “United States”

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I will configure the keyboard layout manually, No…

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I select Norwegian as this is my language

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I enter a hostname for my server, fog-01 (Not very imaginative, I confess)

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As I have a background in the “Windows-world”, i wrongly chose Administrator as username, in hindsight, this wasn’t optimal.

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No encryption

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The time-zone is perfect, Yes…

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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…

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I will use my entire disk, sda, for this setup

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Yes

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I choose my FREE SPACE

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For this first partition, I will carve out 20 GB, Continue

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This will be the Primary partition

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I set the Bootable flag to On

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I will now proceed and create a logical Swap partition in FREE SPACE

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As this will be the SWAP partition, I carve out 4 GB for this.

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This will be used as “swap area”

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Finally I create a logical partition in FREE SPACE for my images, assigning the remaining disk space.

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I change the mount point to /images

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Partitioning done….

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Yes…

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I don’t use any Proxy in my environment, Continue…

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No automatic updates…

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I make sure to add OpenSSH server, Continue…

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Yes…

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Continue…

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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.

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This concludes the Operation System install session. I can now proceed with some basic configuration of the Ubuntu server, covered here:

 

 

Fog Server product page

FOG Server – Computer-cloning

 

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.