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Old 04-08-2004, 10:26 AM   #1
TogaAssasin
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Initial Linux setup


Well This is going to be one of my first personal linux experiances and I kinda figured I would set up a little FTP/general server with my linux box on my home network, just wanted to get any tips on initial setup you might have. First off I was kinda thinking about running RAID on this box, I have an OLD Promise ATA66 RAID controller that I was thinking about throwing into the box. Anyways here's what I'm using for hardware.

Intel P3 600MhzEB
ASUS P3V4X
512Mb PC133 SDRAM
Voodoo 3 3000
80GB Western Digital Special Eddition HD
52x CD-ROM

Anyways I kinda figured this would be more then enough to work on a simple linux file server with. Now I was looking at distros the only one I have ever worked with before was slackware. Now I could care less about newbie friendly nice GUI distros like fedora, mandrake and lindows, since this is not an everyday use machine. Simply put I want to put this up so I can learn how to use a distro of linux in a server application, I was looking into either Debian or SUSE. I should be building and installing sometime next week, thanks for any input you can give

I figured not only would this give me some knowledge of linux but some working experiance with samba on decent sized networks

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Old 04-08-2004, 10:44 AM   #2
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"Now I could care less about newbie friendly nice GUI distros like fedora, mandrake and lindows, since this is not an everyday use machine. Simply put I want to put this up so I can learn how to use a distro of linux in a server application, I was looking into either Debian or SUSE."

Many servers don't bother with a GUI at all and run everything from the command line. With SuSE you do this by setting the run level to 3 which does not automatically start the GUI. To set the run level to 3 in SuSE edit /etc/inittab and change this line:
id:5:initdefault:
to
id:3:initdefault:

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Old 04-08-2004, 02:38 PM   #3
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to be honest....


do a minimum install with out the gui. and try to do everything by hand. you will learn alot belive me.


best way to learn...




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Old 04-08-2004, 08:20 PM   #4
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Well I would not be adverse to doing everything console (that is kinda how I was thinking about running it actually ^^) but there are some apps I would like to run that I think some KDE would be nice for, I would like to able to run kazza, and I don't think that can be done without a GUI (alternativel I would like to run k++, but I don't know if it is compatible with linux, nor am I worried about spyware with linux ^^). So in the end I would kinda like to have KDE on there just to screw with, although thank you very much for the suggestion.

Here's my other question, i heard that debian is kinda tough to get running, SuSE is supposed to be easier and I kinda thought I might add gentoo on there as well seeing as how distros are normally rather small. what are your thoughts on what might be the best distro for me? =)
 
Old 04-08-2004, 08:41 PM   #5
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there isn't a k++ or kazaa port for linux. u will have to install apollon, which is the only one i know of that connects to kazaa but it doesn't return as many on a search nor is the speed as high
 
Old 04-08-2004, 09:44 PM   #6
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Really, I thought you could run kazza out of linux, I actually sweat I've seen kazza running on a newer version of gentoo on KDE3.2.

EDIT: BTW from what i have been reading about debian it seems like getting it up and running is a nightmare! And once people do finally get it running it seems like gentoo/slackware is the general preference. So i thinkI may seriously be reconsidering my choice of distros.

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Old 04-09-2004, 03:02 AM   #7
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u can run kazaa with wine or crossover, but there isn't a port for linux. there was at one time, but people stopped the upkeep. At least what i know of. I could always be wrong though, wouldn't be the first time.....lol
 
  


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