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Old 06-08-2003, 07:09 AM   #1
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Question debian server


hello

i have an old 686-P133, 24mb ram with 810mb hard drive, computer that i want to turn into a server. i have downloaded the latest iso for debian-woody. and are now stuck.

can ayone help me.

Thanks

Ryan
 
Old 06-08-2003, 08:57 AM   #2
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Re: debian server

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Originally posted by comtronics
now stuck.
Sorry, but you'll have to give us more info than that!

For example:
Did you burn the ISOs onto CD?
Did you install Debian onto your PC?
What kind of server do you want?
 
Old 06-10-2003, 10:33 PM   #3
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sorry.

okay ive got the first woody cd burnt.
im very new to linux so i dont know how to install it.
im hoping to have a proxy, file, mail, and maybe an ftp server
im sure that theres other things but i cant think of them.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 03:31 AM   #4
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There's plenty of docs available on www.debian.org on how to install. And there's some info about setting up some servers here:

http://www.aboutdebian.com/

You'd probably be better off reading some basic Linux tutorials before you start trying to setup a server.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 01:51 PM   #5
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I would also suggest that you don't start with Debian unless you have joined a LUG near you. Its not a distro to learn on, but once you have learned its one of the best distros out there (IMHO, back off slackers and gentoo zealots!).

Flibble
 
Old 06-11-2003, 08:21 PM   #6
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Quote:
don't start with Debian
This may be very good advice.
If you can struggle with it a bit though, it is very simple to do the base install (you may need to do it more than once if you don't take your time and do it right) then apt-get the few things you need (once again, experience here helps).
The trouble with Linux installs to low end systems is always that, it can be configured to run well, but it may or may not be something someone new can do. It requires you choose the software that is needed without overloading the system with a "complete" install.
It is not an easy task to choose software if you are not sure of your choices.
 
Old 06-18-2003, 05:04 PM   #7
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Hi,

i think anyone can start with debian. Linux is always an OS where you need to read, read, read.... And if you chooes debian to start using linux, you're on the right way 'cause you found the right way. The most questions are asked, because $user doesn't want to read the Manpage/infopage/Howto/Readme or something else.

Also debian is easy to configure as most of the packages are configured by dpkg-reconfigure and modules by modconf.

It's just a little bit more work to get a debian system up and running but if you've done that, then you'll never have any problems with linux 'cause you found the right way to use it:

read, read, read, google, read, read, ask a question on irc / forum , read, read, read....

Ok, it's a little bit more difficult, but if you see those SuSE users thate are moving the mouse over there screen and are doing everything by clicking in X you can imagin what happens if those users are using a shell like ssh to remote-control their servers...

so, have a lot of fun

cyas
 
Old 06-18-2003, 05:23 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Flibble
I would also suggest that you don't start with Debian unless you have joined a LUG near you. Its not a distro to learn on, but once you have learned its one of the best distros out there.

Flibble
Or atleast don't start with trying to set up a Debian server. Maybe you should take a few weeks and try and get aquainted with it as a workstation.

Quote:
(IMHO, back off slackers and gentoo zealots!).
I resent that.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 02:07 AM   #9
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hello again

i took some of you advise, looking at online docs and experimenting with a worstation. thanks for that.
now i have a new problem, i have installed the linux base and im trying to get a printer working. i followed the instructions from http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/mini/Debia...h_windows.html I can see the printer in network neighourhood gut i cant print from it. comes up with an access denied error and works offline. what am i doing wrong?

Ryan
 
  


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