ok, firstly, n00b warning
decided to ditch windows xp and install linux on my server, went with mandrake, and was happily suprised how quickly it was up and running, i was on irc and browsing the web in no time
server in question is a lowly p2 350mhz with 512MB ram. it ran xp reasonably well so i reckoned it'll be fine running linux, as it does indeed seem to.
at this point in time i have a couple of questions...
1:i can see no network. i am connected to the net through a linksys router, i have the ip i should, and the internet works fine, i just cannot see other computers on my network. maybe i'm looking in the wrong place
2:i cant put anything in my web folder. ie, apache is running at bruhv-ahh.kicks-ass.net/ but i cant change the content. if i try to go into webmin it reports that apache executable isn't even there, and to change the path. i figure this is because it looks set up to use apache 1.3(is looking for a running httpd executable), and by default my new os uses v2, but i can't find the httpd2 exe, so i cant change the path
i also tried changing the document root to a different folder, one i can write to, only to be hit with 'forbidden' :/
apologies if this is simple stuff to you all, but i really want/need to not have to install windows again, and i feel considerably out of my depth at the moment.
thanks in advance
oh, hi, nice place you got here... very spacious