In this tutorial, we learn how to install Ubuntu on a Bare Metal Cloud Server and how to connect to it using SSH:
1 . Log into the Scaleway Console.
2 . In the Compute section on the side menu click Bare Metal. The list of your Bare Metal Servers displays.
3 . Click Install next to the server you want to install with Ubuntu 20.04 or 20.10:
4 . Enter the details of the new installation:
5 . Click Install server to launch the automatic installation of your server.
Your server is being installed and will be available in about 20 minutes.
Once the server is installed you can log into the machine using SSH. On computers running Linux or MacOS you can use the application
ssh directly from a terminal window. On computers running Windows, you may use a tool like PuttY to connect to the server using SSH.
Note: On Bare Metal Cloud Servers running Ubuntu 20.04 or 20.10 the direct login using the
rootuser is disabled for security reasons. Use the
ubuntuuser to log into the machine.
1 . Connect to the server:
2 . Once logged in, the SSH prompt displays:
Welcome to Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 5.4.0-64-generic x86_64) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com * Management: https://landscape.canonical.com * Support: https://ubuntu.com/advantage [...] To run a command as administrator (user "root"), use "sudo <command>". See "man sudo_root" for details. ubuntu@bare-metal-server:~$
3 . To run commands with
root privileges prefix them with the
sudo command. It allows you to run processes with superuser permissions:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Note: To switch into the
sudo su. Be aware that running commands directly from the root account may be a security risk and can damage the software configuration on your machine.
For more information about the installation and configuration of Bare Metal Cloud Servers, refer to our dedicated product documentation.