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Can anyone tell me which the best type of linux is best for hosting a server on it? a Online Game Server if it makes a diffrence what i am hosting. Thanks in advance, Ste.
Ps. If it makes a diffrence again, I am going to have it installed on my pc with microsoft also, Dual Boot. Do i need to format and make a partition to do that, If so, any idea what size partition it needs? to install it?
I would say use whatever is recommended by the particular game server you're going to setup. If all the help files are written for Fedora Core, use that. If they're written for Debian, use that. If you're compiling from source, you'll have to check the dependencies to make sure you can satisfy them all with whichever distro you pick.
In general, any linux can be a server, most have options at install time that will select a subset of programs used on most common server types. I don't know that there's a "Game Server Distro" out there. You just have to set it up that way.
Ok, Thanks, i dont know much about setting up servers on linux, its for C&C Renegade, but i guess its pretty much the same, i hope o.O lol. Do i need to format to install it on a diffrent partition or can it be installed and run from the same disk/partition?
Not sure I understand the question. Installed and run from the same disk/partition as what? You can install it on the same disk as Windows, but linux will need it's own partition. And linux and windows won't be able to run at the same time in this setup.
If you don't have any room on your windows drive, you can use a secondary drive to install linux. Or you can shrink your Windows partition using GParted Live CD. Just be sure to turn off virtual memory and defrag the drive before resizing it so you don't hose up the windows partition. For a full server with graphical desktop, you'll probably need around 4GB of space. If you can do everything from text mode (the way real servers are setup) then you only need like 1GB of space plus whatever C&C will need.