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Old 02-18-2014, 02:17 AM   #1
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I am hunting for a proper Linux distro which I can use on low end PC for trial to act a file server??

Which is the Distro I should Opt???

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Old 02-18-2014, 02:55 AM   #2
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I'm guessing you're referring to FTP? Maybe SMB. Really, you can do it with any distro. Just pick one you like the name of (that's what I did for my first time ever using Linux) and for low end PC, I'm not sure what your definition of "low end" would be, so .. probably go with no GUI & a simple net install, rather than full install.

I heavily use debian/(k)ubuntu, which would be "apt-get install (whatever software you were wanting for fileserver, since I'm unsure what type you mean)" and then edit the config file "sudo nano /etc/programname/config" which you can find better details on if you google "linux FTP server" or something like "setup samba" if you just wanted a network drive.

Hope this helps. A little more provided detail and myself or someone else can give you a clearer answer.
 
Old 02-18-2014, 03:50 AM   #3
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File Server is such a vague term, off the top of my head I can think of:
  • FTP
  • NFS
  • GFS
  • SMB
  • SMB with AD/LDAP
  • WWW (Because someone is bound to say "I want something like dropbox")

No matter which of these you want to use I would suggest using a server type of distro, so for me that would be CentOS.

As for "low end PC", yeah, well, for me a "low end PC" is one that's got an old Pentium II processor and RAM in the "512Mb" rather than "8Gb" range

I'll have to look under my desk at home, I'm pretty sure I've an IBM PS2 from around 1990 that's running CentOS
 
Old 02-18-2014, 04:02 AM   #4
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I'll have to look under my desk at home, I'm pretty sure I've an IBM PS2 from around 1990 that's running CentOS
CentOS for MCA? sounds interesting...

@TenTenths: Which of those suggestions you mentioned allows one to mount the file systems just like an external disk?

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Old 02-18-2014, 04:40 AM   #5
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CentOS for MCA? sounds interesting...
I said I'm pretty sure, it's been sitting there powered off for a couple of years, I really will look tonight!

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@TenTenths: Which of those suggestions you mentioned allows one to mount the file systems just like an external disk?
Easiest for this is NFS if you're using a Linux client or SMB (Samba) if you're using a Windows client. Of course you can expose the same information through one or more of the protocols depending on your environment and needs.
 
Old 02-18-2014, 03:51 PM   #6
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I said I'm pretty sure, it's been sitting there powered off for a couple of years, I really will look tonight!
Ok, I was mistaken, it's actually a 1999 IBM Model 3000GL Celeron with 128Mb RAM, it powers but the HD (40Gb IDE) wasn't spinning.


I've also an old Compaq server with a 500Mhz processor (Pentium III I think) with 512Mb RAM and 10 x 9Gb SCSI drives in it, that was also running Linux at some point.


Looks like I've some projects
 
Old 02-19-2014, 05:27 AM   #7
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My question is For Linux File and print server in Window Environment. I am newb to Linux World
Low end PC I am refering to install is Pentium IV with 1 GB RAM and 80 GB HDD.

I am willing to install it to be used as File server.

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Old 02-19-2014, 05:32 AM   #8
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Use CentOS
 
Old 02-19-2014, 07:51 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Gaurishankar View Post
My question is For Linux File and print server in Window Environment. I am newb to Linux World
Low end PC I am refering to install is Pentium IV with 1 GB RAM and 80 GB HDD.

I am willing to install it to be used as File server.

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is this going to be a long term setup and forget it, or just for demo and then destroyed?

In either case I would go with either pure Debian, or CentOS. Both have great NFS/Samba/CUPS configuration via CLI (no need for a GUI here) with outstanding documentation and are known for their stability and reliability in the "server" world. In other words they will be supported for a long time without "major" changes to the system that could break services.

If you really want to get dirty you can also include Slackware in the mix.
 
Old 11-05-2015, 12:44 AM   #10
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Smile Debian Jessie Server Dry Run Over

Dear Sir,
With all guidence from the forum, I am please to announce, that dry run for the Debian jessie server just got over and am running Full fledged Debian jessie central server in production environment. So far it had being more than 6 month or so. I had several question with it.

1. Is Samba slow on debian server in Windows client network.

2. While shutting down the server I am getting an error failed to intitlize DMA.ignoring, and then server shut down properly. Any guess what is this error?? How to resolve this error and what to look for this error.

Please Help.

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Old 11-05-2015, 01:54 AM   #11
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Can you re-state this
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1. Is Samba slow in .
I don't follow...

Also, if I were you, I'd start a new thread as you've now got a soln to your orig qn and this is an old thread.
 
Old 11-19-2015, 05:51 AM   #12
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Wink Error While shutting Down Linux Jessie Server

Dear Sir,
When I issue shut down command I am getting the following error "

" systemd Failed to initialize DM device, Ignoring"

There after system shut down properly.

I dont knwo where to look for this error and what is the cuase"

Help .

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Old 11-19-2015, 09:53 AM   #13
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Dear Sir,
With all guidence from the forum, I am please to announce, that dry run for the Debian jessie server just got over and am running Full fledged Debian jessie central server in production environment. So far it had being more than 6 month or so. I had several question with it.
Read the LQ Rules and "Question Guidelines" link in my posting signature. You re-opened an old thread, which isn't good, and posted a new question which isn't related to the original thread. Open new threads for new questions.
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1. Is Samba slow on debian server in Windows client network.
No idea what you mean here. Slow HOW? Copying huge files? Small? Thousands of files? A few? What do you mean by "Windows client network??"
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2. While shutting down the server I am getting an error failed to intitlize DMA.ignoring, and then server shut down properly. Any guess what is this error?? How to resolve this error and what to look for this error.
Please Help.
Since it's clearly telling you that it IGNORES that message, and things proceed normally, what 'error' do you need solved? That's a warning message...errors actually cause problems.

And please, stop putting your phone numbers/contact information in your posts. We aren't going to call you with advice.
 
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