Once you've done the preceeding steps and have let Ubuntu 9.10 install LAMP, you won't see any messages stating "Congratulations, you've finished the LAMP installation". The installation ends pretty quietly. and you'll just see a command prompt when it's all over.

That's all there is to it.

You should now have a complete working LAMP stack operating on your server. You can test to see if it's working properly by entering your server's IP address into a web browser. If you're logged into the server, you can open localhost into a console based web browser like Links.

Here's the output you'll see by going to localhost

Go ahead and type a password for the MySQL "root" user, then press <TAB> and <ENTER> to move on to the next screen where you will be prompted to re-enter your MySQL "root" user password. Again, after entering your chosen "root" user password for MySQL, press <TAB> and then <ENTER>. The install process of your LAMP server will then continue.

You will soon see a dialog titled, "Configuring mysql-server-5.1". Beneath that, some text will suggest that "While not mandatory, it is highly recommended that you set a password for the MySQL administrative "root" user."

Then press the "Enter" key on your keyboard and the install process will begin.

Press the TAB key to select the text that says "<OK>". 

Now press the space bar on your keyboard to select the "LAMP server" package group. An asterisk will appear next to the text that says LAMP server to indicate that the package has been selected for install.

Do you see where it says LAMP server?

Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move down the list of software entries until "[ ] LAMP server" is highlighted.

Now you will see the following software selection menu

At the command prompt, type the following

sudo tasksel 

You'll be asked for your password. Type your password and press 'Enter' to continue.

Here's how to install LAMP on Ubuntu 9.10 Server (karmic koala). This guide can also be used to install LAMP on Ubuntu desktop.

Just follow the instructions below and you'll have a complete LAMP stack on your server or other computer running Ubuntu in about 5 minutes from now.

You can open up a terminal window and get started right now.