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Old 05-11-2003, 09:07 PM   #1
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Question Good distro just for apache?


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.
 
Old 05-11-2003, 09:18 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 05-12-2003, 12:36 AM   #3
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The next post will be how to get Apache to show your page. Please post your httpd.conf file so we can speed up the help time.

Regards
 
Old 05-14-2003, 05:39 PM   #4
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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
 
Old 05-14-2003, 06:11 PM   #5
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I would try to install from scratch. Don't do the upgrade. Also, chose to intall the workstation option. You can still run the service with that ( I do ).

About the BIOS error, I don't know. Hopefully it doesn't mean that you motherboard isn't compatitable with Linux. I doubt it though.

Try that and let's see what happens.

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Old 05-15-2003, 06:38 PM   #6
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i have tried to do a clean install
it doesnt finish, wait it doesn even start to work
it literally takes hrs to get one screen to load up
 
Old 05-15-2003, 06:46 PM   #7
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Cant you boot off the distro cd, format the drive/partitions, and then install from scratch?
 
Old 05-16-2003, 06:41 PM   #8
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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.
 
Old 05-16-2003, 09:52 PM   #9
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stunhcterts:

Did you see these problems booting after adding memory?? Did it boot before memory upgrade to the RH8 server?

Also, why not try downgrading to RH7??

I attempted to install RH8 and had difficulty because of a bad sector on the drive. The install hung for ~20min and then said it couldn't continue the install because of a bad sector.

RH7 installed A-OK... all you want is Apache, right? And this distro would be suitable for that box as well..
 
Old 05-18-2003, 02:19 PM   #10
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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.
 
Old 05-18-2003, 03:22 PM   #11
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So, are you now back to the same point where you were on the initial posting, only this time you selected "workstation" during the install and then selected the servers you wanted to run??

What are you using to boot, lilo? grub?
 
Old 05-20-2003, 05:11 PM   #12
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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.
 
Old 05-20-2003, 09:19 PM   #13
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I used slackware on a 200mhz using Slackware, it worked great running Apache, ssh. Even using a fast X-System (Fluxbox).
 
  


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