Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS Quick Installation Guide
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Updates

The following instructions provide the important first steps of updating the system after a fresh installation.

  1. The ubuntu login prompt will be displayed.
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ubuntu tty1
    
    ubuntu login:
  2. Enter your user credentials at the login and password prompts. After successfully logging in, a Welcome to Ubuntu banner similar to the following will be displayed.
    Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.15.0-24-generic x86_64)
    
     * Documentation:  https://help.ubuntu.com
     * Management:     https://landscape.canonical.com
     * Support:        https://ubuntu.com/advantage
    
      System information as of Tue Jul  3 10:27:00 UTC 2018
    
      System load:  0.63               Processes:           93
      Usage of /:   3.2% of 124.01GB   Users logged in:     0
      Memory usage: 26%                IP address for eth0: 192.168.1.100
      Swap usage:   0%
    
     * Meltdown, Spectre and Ubuntu: What are the attack vectors,
       how the fixes work, and everything else you need to know
       - https://ubu.one/u2Know
    
     * Canonical Livepatch is available for installation.
       - Reduce system reboots and improve kernel security. Activate at:
         https://ubuntu.com/livepatch
    
    97 packages can be updated.
    46 updates are security updates.
    
    
    The programs included with the Ubuntu system are free software;
    the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
    individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.
    
    Ubuntu comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by
    applicable law.
    
    To run a command as administrator (user "root"), use "sudo <command>".
    See "man sudo_root" for details.

    Note the number of available package updates listed in the welcome banner.

  3. Install the latest package and security updates, using the following commands:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade && sudo apt-get -y autoremove
  4. Provide your password when prompted.
    All available updates will be downloaded an installed, which may take some time to complete.
  5. Reboot the system, using the following command:
    sudo reboot

    After the reboot and logging back in, the number of available package updates listed in the welcome banner should now be zero.

    0 packages can be updated.
    0 updates are security updates.

    Ubuntu Server 18.04 is now ready for service!

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