Building a server to host Minecraft games with friends
I have been playing Minecraft with friends and hosting a server on the same machine that I play the game on. I found an old computer to host a server on so that I don't have to host from my primary computer.
Pentium D dual core 3ghz
120 gb 7200rpm HD
10 down/ 3 up internet
I have a few distros on CDs = Fedora, Kubuntu and Slack 13
If I want to be lazy and not download anything, which distro would use the least amount of resources so that I have a lot left over for running the server?
I've looked up the minimum requirements for each, but I'm asking for more of a personal experience response.
Also, I want to run the box in the corner with no screen or keyboard. Once I get it set up, what program should I use to access the machine remotely from my laptop.
And, finally, I would want the server to reboot into terminal and not run X or a GUI, just boot into terminal, execute a run script for the mine craft server and I guess leave a port open so I can log in remotely.
I've never done anything like this but I'm excited to start a new project.
My lack of experience has me a little overwhelmed and I'm just trying to put together a game plan before I actually start doing anything.
Thanks for any help,