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nency.jariwala 10-19-2007 03:14 AM

Unix server operating system
 
I want to install unix server operating system. Can anyone give the link that can help me to how to install unix server operating system.
Thank in advance. But please give it as soon as possible.

Give the step by step procedure how to install os ?
Any specific requirement needed for it?
I used windows server 2003. Now I want to install unix. But I don't know the procedure & also which one is better for about 40 clients in one office.

acid_kewpie 10-19-2007 03:26 AM

i'd suggest you read up on this... http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html seems you need to brush up on your forum skills somewhat... don't request private contact for one. also it's impossible and unneccessary for us to provide step by step guides...

anyway, you won't install unix on that machine, you can install unix derivatives like solaris, or unix-like operating systems like Linux. so try a linux distro from dsitrowatch.com and read their documentation to get it up and running.

hackintosh 10-19-2007 03:43 AM

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Originally Posted by acid_kewpie (Post 2929390)
i'd suggest you read up on this... http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html seems you need to brush up on your forum skills somewhat... don't request private contact for one. also it's impossible and unneccessary for us to provide step by step guides...

anyway, you won't install unix on that machine, you can install unix derivatives like solaris, or unix-like operating systems like Linux. so try a linux distro from dsitrowatch.com and read their documentation to get it up and running.

for 40 ppl, i think centos is good enough..
depend on what function u want :P

if u do virtualization.. i suggest u go for opensuse as opensuse have better interface for xen

ghostdancer 10-19-2007 03:44 AM

Well... Not sure if I should say this...

For me personally, whenever I saw someone asking for reply by email in a forum, I always thought this person is a spammer, who is collecting our email addresses (by posting an innocently looking request for help). I usually just ignore such post completely.

Anyway, this is how I would react to such request.

nency.jariwala 10-19-2007 04:37 AM

Sorry all of you. I have not that mean as all of you say. I nne dto reply me at my e-mail because by this I get solution early. Anyway as you say I edit my post.

Actually my senior gives me work to install unix server os.I searched onit on google,but I can't found anything.so, I come to here.

Now anyone can help me for HOW TO INSTALL UNIX SERVER OPERATING SYSTEM.

Sorry once again & thank all of you for you suggestion

salasi 10-19-2007 04:47 AM

Have you done any work yourself before posting this query? People here are very helpful, but, in general, there are some limits: They don't expect to do anyones job for them and they don't expect to do anyones class assignment for them.

There is a mass of Linux distros out there; probably, in your case there will be too much choice rather too little (other valid choices exist...the various BSDs, for example). If you haven't used a Unix-like OS before, you potentially face a steep learning curve that you will want made more gentle. You should choose something that does its best to make the neophyte's experience less abrupt.

Preliminarily, choose one or two and look for support (faqs, howtos) on their web site. Make a trial install of one on a 'test server' and see how you get on. When you have detailed questions, ask back here. But definitely give yourself time to learn (play) on the test server before committing to any result.

When you do get around to asking detailed questions, try to include information that will help people to help you. Most important is going to be 'this is what I'm trying to achieve' but things like 'I'm using this hardware' may be relevant, too.

acid_kewpie 10-19-2007 04:54 AM

would you expect someone to give you step by step details on how to drive a vehicle? no, and this is about the equivalent level of question.

ghostdancer 10-19-2007 05:57 AM

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Originally Posted by nency.jariwala (Post 2929426)
Sorry all of you. I have not that mean as all of you say. I nne dto reply me at my e-mail because by this I get solution early. Anyway as you say I edit my post...

I hope my post is not being view as harsh to you. I am merely expressing my feeling when read such request in a discussion forum. If it makes you uncomfortable, I apologize.

Quote:

Originally Posted by nency.jariwala (Post 2929426)
... Actually my senior gives me work to install unix server os.I searched onit on google,but I can't found anything.so, I come to here ...

I think, you need to understand, what does "UNIX" mean. If you read the link from Wiki, then you should realize, what you are asking is impossible to answer. Because, I'll ask you back, which one? Solaris? UnixWare?

If you are looking for free Unix-like OS like *BSD or Linux, then again, which one? There is more than one type of *BSD and Linux. Take a look at our Linux Distributions forum, should give you an idea just how many there are (at least those that listed here, checkout DistroWatch to get more listing).

From your post, I think, you seems to be very unfamiliar with the objective you are trying to achieve. Someone told me Fedora is an easier Linux distribution for newcomer. However, honestly, I never really use it. All my systems are Slackware. Though I find it as the most easiest Linux distribution for me, I had found many who say is one of the hardest.

I would suggest, explore the available distributions by looking through DistroWatch. Download the installers and try them on your test systems. Take your time (unless your senior rush you), choose one that you feel most comfortable with.

For me, if the distribution not fun to play with, then it is not the distribution I want.

Good luck and have fun.

hackintosh 10-19-2007 06:41 AM

there's many post in howtoforge for installation an OS.

please refer to it. but those stupid installation did not ensure your system is secure enough.

please find the securing guide form google and figure it out.

salasi 10-20-2007 05:18 AM

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Originally Posted by acid_kewpie (Post 2929441)
would you expect someone to give you step by step details on how to drive a vehicle? no, and this is about the equivalent level of question.

That's about right; and note that the post didn't say some specific kind of car so you are asking for a set of instructions that are so general that they cover an F1 car, a dumper truck, an jumbo jet, a harrier jump jet, a canal barge, a bicycle, a skateboard and a pogo stick.

You might think this generality makes it difficult. It doesn't. So here it is.

Know your objectives. Have a good plan. Do the right things. Be careful. Check what you've done. Re-check what you did.

You might find this a bit on the general side and short on specifics to help all that much, but to get more useful information you'll have to ask a more useful question.

If you want to ask about a file server/mail server/dns server/firewall/caching server/print server, I'm sure you'd get more useful pointers. (But they'd probably be very similar to what you could find out youself if you could define your question well enough to perform a useful google search on it.)

But don't just say 'tell me everything about everything', that's expecting too much of people when you clearly wouldn't be able to make full use of the answer.

Equally, it would help if you could say something about the hardware that you are going to use. For example, if you have Sun hardware it would be useless to tell you that you should use something that won't run on that hardware.


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