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Ubuntu 16.04

As you know there are various kinds of operating systems that people, organizations, and scientific centers are using them. In this post, we are going to explain the installation of Ubuntu version 16.04. In the following, you can see the topics we will cover to explain how to install Ubuntu operating system:

  • Preparing to Install
  • Installation
  • Upgrading
  • Advanced Installation
  • Kernel Crash Dump

Preparing to Install

In this section, various aspects related to installing Ubuntu will be assets and considered.

System Requirements

All in all, there are three major architectures that support Ubuntu operating system. Intel x86, AMD64, and ARM. Also, it is better to meet the below requirements to install Ubuntu operating system.

Install Type CPU RAM Hard Drive Space All Tasks Installed
Server (Standard) 1 gigahertz 512 megabytes 1.5 gigabyte 2.5 gigabytes
Server (Minimal) 300 megahertz 384 megabytes 1.5 megabytes 2.5 gigabytes

The server edition of Ubuntu provides all sorts of common usage expected from a server operating system. Below there are listed some services that can be done with these minimal requirements:

  • file/print services
  • web hosting
  • email hosting

Server vs Desktop

You can just find a few differences between server and desktop versions. Both server and desktop versions of Ubuntu use the same apt repositories. This makes it easy to install the server edition on the desktop as it is on the server edition. The difference between these editions is that the desktop edition has an X windows environment that the server edition doesn’t. In the Ubuntu version, 10.10 and prior server and desktop editions had different Kernels. But in the next editions in order to simplify the maintenance of the operating system the Kernels merged.

Backing Up

Before installing Ubuntu on your system, make sure that all your information has been backed up. It is recommended that re-organize the partition of the hardware and make a room for Ubuntu operating system.


Ubuntu server edition installation is as simple as installing other operating systems. But in the server edition installation, there is no graphical environment to install the operating system. instead, there is a console that you can use to install Ubuntu. The following installation steps are listed:

  1. First, you need an ISO file. you can find it from the Ubuntu website.
  2. Boot the system from for example a flash drive containing the ISO file.
  3. Then, you will be asked to select a language.