I want to install a small Linux Server using preferably a Ubuntu or even Debian-style distro. By small I mean that I only want enough to develop websites on there. Apache, PHP, MySQL, Python, Perl should be way enough.
Now, the problem lies with the laptop I want to use. It's 'blind' in the way that I have no mean whatsoever to view anything on the screen. In fact, it has its screen broken, and its vga external screen port broken too; this is recent, I have been able to install linux on it previously using an ext screen some time (years) ago, but now it's broken. I think I did set the BIOS to boot from the CD drive first; that should help.
Then, it's quite an old laptop (for me), it's around 5 years old. Specs are: (approx.) 1 GHz proc, 256mb or 512mb ram, 5gb hdd, ports are: network, usb, maybe serial. I don't exactly remember for the ram, but it ran a winxp system with the min reqs, so...
I went and read this article: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...aptop.-655913/
and it pointed to that one: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization
which I skimmed over. But: I'm not (yet) a linux geek. I think you couldn't even quite call me an advanced user. I've used the command line and have no problem with that. But please do not point me to a complicated technical specification or article, I'm not really able to deal with that (yet). What I'm looking for is kind of like a walkthrough, or a something like a tutorial.
Thanks in advance