Need a linux distro for media server/downloader
I had wanted to create a NASlite server, but decided I wanted it to do a bit more too. I've looked up some distros, but dunno what to pick.
#1)I want it to be a media server for my Laptop/PC/Xbox->TV
#2)I want it to be able to run things like RealVNC so I can control the system via my main PC(running WinXP)
#3)I want it to be secure, firewall, etc...
It won't be my main machine, mainly just a media server, that can run a few small apps.
I don't have the old computer yet for it, but if someone could give me a some form of system requirements for me to look at. P2? P3? 64MB ram? 128MB? etc.
And what kind of linux distro is easy to install, setup shares, setup a cuple of programs, and leave on without much else needed to be connected (like NASlite - PC/power/LAN cable)
I'm thinking something like:
I have 4 harddrives to install in it. Ranging from 1 60Gb, 2 300GB, 1 200GB
I think i meant for this to go to Linux Newbies. Sorry
Another thing I forgot, was that the harddrives are formatted to NTFS, I'd like to not have to do anything to them in order to run/install Linux. IE) I've run Linspire before, and it can read/write NTFS without needed to format them to ext2/3. Its not a HUGE deal if I have to format one drive to install linux to, but then I need it to be able to read/write to the other drives. I would probably just use Partition Magic on the 60GB drive and create a small partition for Linux to install to. What would be a good size? 2GB?
Last edited by ydgmms; 01-01-2006 at 08:45 PM.