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Install Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) Server

Install Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) Server

Ubuntu is a Debian based free and open source Linux distribution. Ubuntu is released in every six months, while LTS (Long Term Support) is released in every two years. Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) is the latest version of Ubuntu Server, including 9 months of security and maintenance updates, until January 2020. Ubuntu is developed by Canonical Ltd.

In this article, we will install Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) Server on bare-metal or virtual machine. We recommend to have Mastering Ubuntu Server, 2nd Edition by Packt Publishing. It will help you in understanding the nuts and bolts of Ubuntu Server.


System Specification:

We have provision a virtual machine with following specification:

  • CPU - 3.4 Ghz (2 cores)
  • Memory - 2 GB
  • Storage - 40 GB


Installing Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) Server:

Download Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) ISO from Ubuntu website.

Attach downloaded ISO ubuntu-19.04-live-server-amd64.iso in our virtual machine.

Start virtual machine now.




Ubuntu installer is loading and will take you to Language selection screen.


Choose your preferred language and press <ENTER>.


You can update you Ubuntu 19.04 installer here. Definitly, it will take time to download the updated version of Ubuntu installer. The setup will continue from here after completion of download.

There is minor version difference, therefore, we are not updating our Ubuntu 19.04 installer.

Select Continue without updating and press <ENTER>.


Select your Keyboard Layout and then press <ENTER>.


Select Install Ubuntu and press <ENTER>.


You are now at the Network connections screen. Although, the network connection is by default configured to use DHCP service, but you can customize it according to your need.

Press <ENTER> after finishing configurations.


If your system requires a HTTP proxy to connect to the Internet, then you can define it here. We are not using any HTTP Proxy, thus we are leaving the Proxy address blank and press <ENTER>.


Accept the default Mirror address and press <ENTER>.


Now, you are at the Filesystem setup screen. You can create a custom disk layout using this screen or use the default templates.

We want to configure LVM (Logical Volume Manager) partitions, there we have selected Use An Entire Disk And Set Up LVM option and press <ENTER>.


Select the Disk to create partitions. We have added only a single Hard Disk in virtual machine, therefore, we have only one disk available here for installation.

Press <ENTER>.


Review the disk layout created by Ubuntu 19.04 installer and press <ENTER>.


Confirm destructive action by selecting Continue and press <ENTER>.


In Ubuntu, root user is locked due to a Security measure. But we have been provided the option to create a custom Superuser for administrative tasks.

Create a user here and press <ENTER>.


Select Install OpenSSH server option and press <ENTER>.


Select any features that you would like to install and press <ENTER>.



Ubuntu 19.04 installation has been started. Meanwhile, you can press <ENTER> on View full log to see installation logs in detail.


Press <ENTER> to go back to Installation progress screen.


At the end of installation, setup is downloading & installing security updates.


Press <ENTER> after installation to reboot the system.


After reboot, you are at the Login prompt. Login using the custom user that we have created during Ubuntu 19.04 installation.


We have also executed the uname command to check the Kernel version.

Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) server has been successfully installed.

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