How to Install Ubuntu Server 22.04 LTS iso in SolusVM Control Panel

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Hello Ubuntu folks, Canonical has released its latest operating system Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish) for desktops and servers. This is an LTS release, which means we will get support and updates for the next 5 years (2027). In this guide, we will cover how to install Ubuntu Server 22.04 LTS step by step along with screenshots.

Let’s deep dive into Ubuntu Server 22.04 installation steps.

1. Mount the Ubuntu 22.04 Server ISO File in SolusVM

You can see how to mount iso in SolusVM here.

2. Boot the System with Bootable Media

Now head to the target system on which you want to install and run Ubuntu server 22.04. When the system boots up with bootable media, we will get the following screen.

Choose ‘Try or Install Ubuntu Server’ and hit enter.

3. Select Language for Ubuntu Server Installation

Choose your preferred language and then hit enter.

4. Choose Keyboard Layout

Select your preferred keyboard layout for Ubuntu Server installation and then enter.

5. Select Installation Type

In this step, you will be prompted to choose the base for installation. There are two options,

  • Ubuntu Server – It will have all the software which are required to run and manage the Ubuntu server smoothly.
  • Ubuntu Server (Minimized) – As the name suggests, it will have a minimum runtime footprint in environments where humans are not expected to log in.

So, select the first option ‘Ubuntu Server’ and then choose Done.

6. Network and Ubuntu Archive Mirror Settings

In this step, you will be presented with the following screen. If your system is connected to the modem or maybe to a switch, then it will try to get an IP address via DHCP.

You can also assign IP manually in case DHCP is not enabled in your environment.

Choose Done and hit enter.

If your system is running behind a proxy server then specify the proxy IP and port. Skip it, in case there is no proxy in your environment.

Based on the current location, the installer will automatically configure Ubuntu Archive Mirror.

Select Done and press enter.

7. Configure Storage Layout

Here we will decide what be partition scheme for the Ubuntu server based on available disk space.

We have two options here.

  • Use an entire disk – In this option, the installer will automatically create a partition on the entire disk.
  • Custom Storage Layout – As the name suggests, here we can create custom partitions for the Ubuntu server.

Note: If you are new to Ubuntu then it is recommended to choose the first option ‘Use an entire disk’.

Choose ‘Done’ and hit enter.

As you can see, the installer has created two partitions ( / & /boot) on a 35GB hard disk. We have around 16.5 GB of free space which we can use to create partitions as per the requirement after the installation.

Select Done and press enter to proceed with the installation.

Choose ‘Continue’ to write changes to disk in the following screen.

8. Profile Setup

Mention the username, its password, and the system’s hostname in the profile setup. In my case, I have used the following.

Later we will be using this user to log in to the system. This user will have sudo rights by default.

9. Install OpenSSH Server

In the following screen, the installer will prompt to install the OpenSSH server. So, select ‘Install OpenSSH Server’, Choose Done, and hit enter to begin the installation.

(Optional) Choose the server snaps according to the environment that you want to build during the installation. You skip this if you don’t want to configure it during installation.

10. Installation Started

Actual installation got started in this step.

Once the installation is completed the installer will instruct to reboot the system once.

Select ‘Reboot Now’ to restart the system.

Note: Don’t forget to change the boot medium from "(1) Hard Disk (2) CDROM" and unmount  iso file in SolusVM then reboot
If you are installing on another computer/device other than our SolusVM then you can skip without doing that

11. Login Screen After Installation

When the system boots up after the reboot, we will get the following login screen. Use the same username and password that we have created during the profile setup step.

Perfect, the above confirms that Ubuntu22.04 Server LTS has been installed successfully. That’s all from this guide. Please don’t hesitate to post your queries and feedback in below comments section.

Good Luck!