Ubuntu 16.04 initial customization

This guide will demonstrate how to customize a minimal Ubuntu installation which I showed you how to create in my previous tutorial Ubuntu 16.04 Minimal Install. Minimal installation of Ubuntu alone is pretty much useless as it contains no installed software, other than basic packages required for Ubuntu to run. This guide will show you a few basic system tweaks and we will also install some software. In the end, as a whole, you will have a good foundation for you future projects.

Prerequisites

You can get a VMDK virtual machine image of Ubuntu minimal installation in Downloads section of this site.

You will need a minimal installation of Ubuntu, which I explained how to create in my previous tutorial Ubuntu 16.04 Minimal Install. A basic knowledge of Linux command line and commands is also desirable, although not required. This guide contains enough details for you to only copy, paste n’ execute everything and it will work (tho this is not a proper approach).  Let’s start! Continue reading “Ubuntu 16.04 initial customization”

Ubuntu 16.04 Minimal Install

This tutorial will guide you trough base installation of Ubuntu system. Just to make it clear, this is not a “standard” Desktop installation which makes this guide both suitable for beginners and not. By saying not, it definitely doesn’t mean a beginner users should be discouraged to go through this guide. On a contrary, this website contains guides which will successfully guide you from this base install to whatever suits your needs, whether it is a desktop, server, a headless dedicated application system, or something else.

Prerequisites

Other than Ubuntu, this guide is also suitable for Debian linux, or any other of it’s derivatives (Elementary OS, Mint…).

To understand this guide, a basic knowledge of Linux command line and Bash shell is required. Don’t let this scare you off if you don’t know anything about it. I’m pretty sure you will make it to the end by just copying and pasting stuff. If you want to learn a thing or two about it, it’s all out there on the internet. Literally all, Linux is open source and free and all knowledge about it is available at no charge, which makes it pretty awesome, right? Continue reading “Ubuntu 16.04 Minimal Install”