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Old 01-01-2006, 07:38 PM   #1
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Need a linux distro for media server/downloader

I had wanted to create a NASlite server, but decided I wanted it to do a bit more too. I've looked up some distros, but dunno what to pick.

#1)I want it to be a media server for my Laptop/PC/Xbox->TV
#2)I want it to be able to run things like RealVNC so I can control the system via my main PC(running WinXP)
#3)I want it to be secure, firewall, etc...

It won't be my main machine, mainly just a media server, that can run a few small apps.
I don't have the old computer yet for it, but if someone could give me a some form of system requirements for me to look at. P2? P3? 64MB ram? 128MB? etc.

And what kind of linux distro is easy to install, setup shares, setup a cuple of programs, and leave on without much else needed to be connected (like NASlite - PC/power/LAN cable)

I'm thinking something like:
Pentium2/AMD k6-2
small video
I have 4 harddrives to install in it. Ranging from 1 60Gb, 2 300GB, 1 200GB


I think i meant for this to go to Linux Newbies. Sorry

Another thing I forgot, was that the harddrives are formatted to NTFS, I'd like to not have to do anything to them in order to run/install Linux. IE) I've run Linspire before, and it can read/write NTFS without needed to format them to ext2/3. Its not a HUGE deal if I have to format one drive to install linux to, but then I need it to be able to read/write to the other drives. I would probably just use Partition Magic on the 60GB drive and create a small partition for Linux to install to. What would be a good size? 2GB?


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Old 01-02-2006, 06:44 AM   #2
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checkout mythtv and freevo
Old 01-02-2006, 01:18 PM   #3
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but its not gonna be a home theater PC. As I have my xbox for that.
Its just gonna be a media server.



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