magento local setup localhost ends up 404

I have followed the set up instructions for my ubuntu local environemnt using:

virtualbox nginx composer mariaDB


after installing everything logging into git, magento cloud, and creating a DB called magento the 

php bin/magento setup:install


   –admin-lastname=last name

   –admin-email=my email

   –admin-user=my name











goes well and seems everything is working.


I restart nginx and my localhost is:

404 Not Found

nginx/1.14.0 (Ubuntu)



Any ideas what’s configured improperly? or maybe I am missing something obvious..