After part 1 you should be up Update Subscription so you can join the Godzilla beta. Here are the steps for installing Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Server and setting it up for use.
We are using Ubuntu Server because we don't need the extra parts for the desktop (like the GUI layer) and we do need the server components. We are using the LTS (long term support) release. You can download it from Ubuntu's website.
You can either install it in a virtual machine (I used Parallels on my macOS MacBook Pro) or as a bootable OS on your hard drive.
Once you have Ubuntu installed, you need to refresh and update the install using the apt-get package manager via the sudo command.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Next we will install some additional packages necessary for development
sudo apt-get install joe wget p7zip-full curl
sudo apt-get install openssh-server
sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev
sudo apt-get install libcurl4-gnutls-dev
And finally we will do a little clean-up
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get autoclean
These commands are useful when you want to reboot or shutdown
If you are installing under Parallels and want to install the Parallels Tools
sudo mount -o exec /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom
You can uninstall them later if you change your mind
sudo /usr/lib/parallels-tools/install -r
Check out the Ubuntu terminal command reference for more information
Make sure you are on Berlin Enterprise with Update Subscription so you are ready for Linux Server support!