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Old 08-06-2006, 11:13 AM   #1
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I know this is probably the question you hate the moust but i have to ask
i was searching the forum for this topic and there are a few but dosent help me much

here is the thing:
im new to linux but i wana learn
i wana instal a web server
my old comp sux so ill need the most primitive linux that wount even run the desktop
i was told it is posible to instal linux web server on a 100mhz comp and mine is 166mhz so i gues its posible

i just wana know witch dist. you recomand and if its posible to get a tutorial on creating a web server and a link where i can download the iso files!!!!

i thank you in advance!!
 
Old 08-06-2006, 11:40 AM   #2
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www.distrowatch.com
 
Old 08-06-2006, 01:42 PM   #3
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frankly i think (being a newbie ) you might not be able to understand and run a webserver from commandline (since u r newbie) so early and without any PERSONAL support (human support there ) but there is some probability that I am incorrect
 
Old 08-06-2006, 01:42 PM   #4
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Post tnx

tnx but i have no idea of what you wana say with this link
loock im new here and i dont know shit obout linux i just wana suggestion witch linux is the esyest to instal a wab server and will work on 166mhz comp

 
Old 08-06-2006, 01:51 PM   #5
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ok obout profesionall human help that i can get but for starters i have to instal linux
i just dont know witch one
so try and recomand me one that will work on the peace of crap that i have
there should olso be tutorials to help you instal from com command line too!
 
Old 08-06-2006, 02:02 PM   #6
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Ubuntu, Debian, Slack, and several others all have server only install options. Basically you're just installing Linux without the X.

Pick one, download the iso, burn it, and install it. The installers are pretty intuitive so once you start it it'll be pretty obvious what to do as they walk you through the install.

Slackware is the only one of those three mentioned that doesn't really hold your hand through the partitioning, so in your situation I'd go with one of the others.

Distrowatch is a good place to search for a distro using whatever criteria you want. Just go there and use their Search, enter the stuff you're looking for in the boxes, and it'll show you your choices.
 
Old 08-06-2006, 03:03 PM   #7
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Talking tnx

ok you are realy helpful now
but are all versions saved on just one iso
cuz i seen like 16 cds
im a bit confuzet how im i soposed to find the one that is linux witout x
joke
can you do that for me and just give me a ling that will begin download
judging by the names you wrote i like debian best
so if you can do that for me ill be grateful
 
Old 08-06-2006, 04:11 PM   #8
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Quote:
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ok you are realy helpful now
but are all versions saved on just one iso
cuz i seen like 16 cds
im a bit confuzet how im i soposed to find the one that is linux witout x
joke
can you do that for me and just give me a ling that will begin download
judging by the names you wrote i like debian best
so if you can do that for me ill be grateful
Well since you're wanting to run a webserver you have cable internet, get one of the distro's netinstall disks. Debian is probably one of the most stable of all distros, the net-install is pretty intuitive.
 
Old 08-06-2006, 04:20 PM   #9
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Ok, you want a real recommendation; use Damn Small Linux.

http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

It is real small, and runs on a 166mhz machine. You can probably even have graphics if necessary. You download it and burn the iso, then set the computer to boot from the CD. It will run without installing. If you like it, find the manu option to "Install to Hard Drive", and it will instll itself. Start there, and come back and ask questions. Running a webserver at home is very cool, and handy.

Good luck.

C
 
Old 08-06-2006, 05:13 PM   #10
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I think all the right advice has been given....

One more note: Some ISPs do not allow you to run a webserver on their service. You might want to check.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 04:40 AM   #11
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Lightbulb

now thats what im talking obout
you rule man
ill get back to you when im done instaling
ooo
by the way how do i loock wether my connection will alow a web server??????

 
Old 08-07-2006, 05:14 AM   #12
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Try the distro chooser and then read on at distrowatch.com

http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/index.php
 
Old 08-07-2006, 05:42 AM   #13
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now thats what im talking obout
you rule man
ill get back to you when im done instaling
ooo
by the way how do i loock wether my connection will alow a web server??????

Google or phone them...

You haven't even said what your ISP is so without being psychic you'd have to look yourself.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 05:45 AM   #14
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Try the distro chooser and then read on at distrowatch.com

http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/index.php
that thing is always wrong for me. even if i enter different criteria that i think will give certain answer/s, it still comes out wrong. did you write it? it's a good idea, but i think it needs a major overhaul.

to the OP: get debian. you can install a minimal install from one CD, and then just install apache and whatever else you need with apt-get.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 05:52 AM   #15
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that thing is always wrong for me. even if i enter different criteria that i think will give certain answer/s, it still comes out wrong. did you write it?
Hehe, no I am not in any way connected to this.
I know it's not perfect, but a good choice for newbies IMHO. If it narrows the choices to, say 3 or 4 distros, they can more easily focus on other information like found on distrowatch.com. It will from my experience suggest rather the mainstream distros, which is a good choice for most beginners, I think.
 
  


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