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Old 11-21-2011, 03:07 PM   #1
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A lightweight linux server


Hi all

I am looking for a lightweight Linux server the person I'm building it for isn't looking to spend anything on it he has a old hp pc with 128 mb of ram and 2 120 gb hard drives.He would like it to be based on Debian if possible but would go with what ever works.he says he will be using it for a file server but if it worked out good would use it for other things as well.I told him if he just wanted a file server he could use freenas but he wants to be able to use it for other things if the server works out.I've looked and i can't find a lightweight server.Does Any body have a suggestions on what to use?
 
Old 11-21-2011, 03:54 PM   #2
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Have you tried Debian (since this is what your friend specifically asked for)?

Hardware requirements are here:
http://www.debian.org/releases/stabl...h03s04.html.en
 
Old 11-21-2011, 05:16 PM   #3
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I couldn't find a server version of Debian.Do i use the desktop version.
 
Old 11-21-2011, 05:26 PM   #4
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You must read the Debian Installation Guide, in particular Chapter 6.3.5.2. Selecting and Installing Software will answer your question.

http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/installmanual
 
Old 11-21-2011, 05:29 PM   #5
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Plenty of floppy based that might even do. What all do you need on this?

128 is really not too good. The older freenas may be too big even.

Almost any disto could run in command line.

Could try to build what you want at susestudio maybe.

As above, a debian is fine too.
 
Old 11-21-2011, 06:05 PM   #6
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You must read the Debian Installation Guide, in particular Chapter 6.3.5.2. Selecting and Installing Software will answer your question.

http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/installmanual
OH ok that's what i was needing to know.

Thank you so much.
Mia
 
  


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