Ubuntu Server 32 bit

Hi guys,

I recently loaded Ubuntu Server 32bit as i really want to learn about servers and how to make a pc log into a server etc.

After about 8 attempts i got it installed and i boot up and it asks for a login?

normal with Linux you use root in stead of admin.
But no where when installing did it ask me for a "ROOT"password. it asked me for my password.

so i tried black password and i tried the password for MY account and i tried rootmein (read that it was the default pw).

I can login with my account. (dylan)

now once i log in all i get is a command line.

How do i get to act doing something or setting up some settings etc.

Is there maybe a web interface which i can access it by or what?

Please help.

I am new to linux.

I have set up ipcop a few times but that's mostly GUI.


The server edition has no

The server edition has no gui. Normally servers have no gui.

If you want a gui, connect to the internet and issue the command:
(for Ubuntu) sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
(for Kubuntu) sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
(for Xubuntu) sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

If you have more than two computers it is possible to use a computer with a gui to remotely log into the server...

How do i connect remotely

How do i remotely log into the server?

i have a few computers?
Can they be windows pc?

Cause the less i load onto the server the better.

Have a look at


So there is no like ( remote desktop) type of remote.

you can just run remote commands?

Ok well i tried: "sudo apt-get install ubunutu-desktop"

and it spend the whole night downloading stuff and it said at the end that some files failed to download, or old ones used instead?

and if i try run startx it says some file missing?

So when you switch on now

So when you switch on now what does it say? Where do you get to?

The server has no GUI

If you want a GUI, use Ubuntu Desktop Edition.

If you want a minimal server, just install the Ubuntu Server Edition.

If you want remote access, use SSH.

You never use root (it is not normal in @nix) of any type (except RH, or SUSE). Always use a standard user and use sudo for commands that need more rights.

What do you want it to do? Once you figure that out, use "sudo apt-get install and replace with the name of the app you want to install.

You can always run tasksel via sudo and let it install a "meta-package" for something like a LAMP server.

If you want a gui, you could use ebox, but I would suggest just sticking with Ubuntu Desktop Edition.