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All you guys are too funny. (taptap and all). In fact, as soon as this thread is done, I'm going to make TapTap my new handle in all your honor.
Anyway, I have just finished downloading all of Fedora 3. Not too bad - only took one night. Now I must burn the cd's and install. I wonder if Fedora 3 has Webmin included? If not, I will download it and try installing it again.
Stuartr, Webmin does sound like the perfect program for me. I do want to learn Linux inside and out (makes an IT support professional like myself even more valuable), but one of the reasons I haven't learned it yet is because of all the basic trouble I've had installing and setting it up. It will be nice to have it running and then learn it in smaller chunks. This forum is great. I feel like I may even be able to get it done this time. That includes Digiot with his taptap, checking on me like a faithful teacher. I appreciate all the help, knowledge and encouragement. <shedding a small tear>
Of course, but look how long it has taken me to get this far (3 yrs). And then look at how much I've learned in the last week just by having this "support" system. Again, my thanks to you all. I think I will be a permanant fixture here. BTW, where are we? Hello?...Hello?...
i have spend A LOT of time on problems, like the one's you are having, i learned that giving up early saves a lot of time, 1 distro IS working, No GUI, (only knoppix has a good GUI with network conf ed) you Can config it all from a(well known) OS. with https://ip :81 in a browser look at clarkconnect at : http://www.clarkconnect.org/webapp/downloads.jsp
if the web server, samba server, pop server( sending email is not working on my machine) gateway firewall are working and to manage from a browser, (updates with 1 klik!) ho needs a GUI on the server?
The http configuration program seems to be running correctly on release 3. I will use Webmin as soon as I get everything situated.
I tried to put an html file in the html directory to test the web server, but was unable to read the floppy. I got an error message saying: Could not mount device. The reported error was: mount: can't find /mnt/floppy in /etc/fstab or etc/mtab. I get a similar message with a cd.
The floppy mount worked fine with Fedora 2. What is the problem?
I am currently running all the updates, but I fear that won't finish until late tonight, in case that will take care of the floppy mounting problem.
Distribution: Vector Linux 5.1 Std., Vector Linux 5.8 Std., Win2k, XP, OS X (10.4 & 10.5)
May I ask why you are continuing to use Fedora? From what I have seen Fedora is a Bleeding edge distro. (As in stable beta) You are reporting that you are having problems with the distro detecting hardware and such. I suggest that you consider trying a more stable distro for learning how to run a linux server.
I know windows habits die hard but with linux you do have a choice.
I haven't had any problems with hardware detection since I got Fedora. I will check out other distros also, but I'm working with what I have and everyone here has been very supportive and helpful. Thanks.
Did you install Apache? If you did, from the command line type 'sudo apachectl start'.
Then type your password. Then press enter again. Then try going to (in a browser) http://localhost/nameoftestpage.extension
I did a search on google for "Linux Mount Floppy Disk" (Basically because I can never remember the full command and found this site. I do know that everything harddrive, floppy etc are listed in /dev. Below is the site, hope it helps.
Got it!! The solution was in the /etc/fstab file which showed that the mount point was not /mnt but /media!!
Thank you for the link. I looked on google, but I wasn't persistent enough. Now I have loaded pictures (HTML files and jpgs) and the web server is up and working. I am off to get all my web pages copied there and set them up to use the header names since I only have one ip address.
That's the thing with Linux - when you begin to discover that you can find out and iron out these things by yourself, it gets addictive. As for editors, GEdit with Gnome is very nice and straightforward.
I just made a menu-assisted installation of Slackware - it is actually very easy, once you know the file system and the basic files (now you certainly get the point of fstab). I would have no objections to recommending Slackware as the second or perhaps third distribution for installation.
Coming in a bit late, I have to agree with OSD, once you start getting into it, Slackware is very good for teaching you the ins and outs of Linux.
One thought on your project, though: perhaps consider multiple servers. If you're running so many servers on one box, high enough traffic on one may render the others slow or even unusable. This would be especially true for ftp, http, and smb (and to a lesser degree, POP or IMAP, depending on the number of people you want to serve).
If you're doing this as a learning experience, that's fantastic, but if you're superceding all of these old Windows boxes, might as well slap some Linux on a couple of them and spread the burden, and don't put anything on the firewall box that you don't want to leave your LAN.