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I have an old 266mhz computer that i want to turn it into a apache server for my website. Since the processor speed is low im gunna need a text based apache not a gui. Which distro would be easy to setup and config that would work well with the older machine. It is strictly goign to be a webserver(apache) maybe a ftp. Which distro is the question, any ideas please give the. Thanks again.
Any distro will work, just don't install X when installing. I have a p200 with 64 megs of ram running Slack as a webserver and it does just fine. But just use whatever distro your comfortable with, as all of them will work.
Also as far as I know, apache is only text based initially. There are however third party software that you can make it a gui interface.
OKay i had redhat 8 server installed, (wasnt able to boot) so i went to upgrade redhat 9. I clicked upgrade. This took forever, so long it stop in the middle and im unable to proceed. I had to stop and reinstall the morning after. now when i try to boot with the setup disk or boot disk, grub comes up i select linux and then starts to boot then hangs up. It stops on this line
apm: BIOS version 1.2 flags 0x03(driver version (1.16) I dont believe this to be the problem. But this is the last thing i see. Since it stiops at this point. I have tried to reinstall rh9 tastes forever to load and even start to install. WHat should i do, whats the problem.
After adding redhat 8 i installed 128 megs of ram, and removed a modem. The machine is a 266mhz intel with 192 mb of ram. 5 gig hd. compaq anything else u need to know ask me
yeah i can boot to install it, i can reformat the drives, but after i do all that it hangs up"reading installed packages". Now i left it on over night and nothign happened at all. The computer froze cant eject the cd, no commands work at all. I can just power down. Any suggestions tell me. AIM stunhcterts please help.
ok i stuck with it and tried again i was able to do a clean install of rh9. it just work this time. I installed it as a workstation with all the server packages and without X window system. But then again i was also able to install rh8 before too. 9 just took a while longer. Same problem as before, i starting up linux, (install is fine) but it still wont boot stops at that one line ( apm BIOS flagged blah blah) see earlier post. What does it mean if it will not boot into linux. I was never able to boot into rehdat 8 either.
yes im back to the initial posting, this time i have workstation installed. i am using grub to boot. grub starts the boot process fine. before it enters interactive startup with the green tex that says pass or fail, the boot process does not work. Anythuign else u need ask.