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Old 05-31-2018, 02:55 AM   #1
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Choosing the right Linux


Hi,

I'am new here with Linux. Is it possible to download Linux From this site and which one is best suitable for Asterisk.

the says:
Asterisk can run on many flavors of Linux, as long as the kernel version is 2.4.x or 2.6.x. Red Hat Linux 7.3, 8, and 9, which use these kernel versions, are all capable of running Asterisk, and this chapter assumes Red Hat Linux Version 9 unless noted. (Once Asterisk is compiled and installed, its VoIP uses are identical regardless of platform.) When installing Linux, be sure to include the kernel sources, Bison, and OpenSSL packages, which are all required by Asterisk. Most distributions include a copy of each, and almost all distributions are available for download from http://www.linuxiso.org.

I am having trouble to figure out and to download can somebody direct me to the right direction please?

Thank you
 
Old 05-31-2018, 02:18 PM   #2
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You can download Linux images from many places, including a service on this site: http://iso.linuxquestions.org/

Any distribution will work for Asterisk, you can choose from popular ones like OpenSUSE, Ubuntu or Fedora. However, for the one you download, please choose the latest version.
 
Old 05-31-2018, 02:43 PM   #3
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I personally only ever download a Linux ISO from the distro's own site.

Have you thought about installing AsteriskNow, a Linux distro built around Asterisk?

https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/displ...lling+Asterisk
 
Old 05-31-2018, 03:32 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hydrurga View Post
I personally only ever download a Linux ISO from the distro's own site.

Have you thought about installing AsteriskNow, a Linux distro built around Asterisk?

https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/displ...lling+Asterisk
as long the checksum of the iso is the right ones it does not matter. assuming there are two different kind of checksum for the same file.

gentoo is very flexible and can be customized. binary distros have many issues, which is out of scope to discuss.

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with enough efforts you can customise any distribution.
 
Old 05-31-2018, 04:00 PM   #5
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I would recommend the latest version of CentOS. It is very stable, and all of the VoIP systems I have developed for have used CentOS.
 
Old 05-31-2018, 05:50 PM   #6
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hydrurga (#3 above) is excellent.

As for selecting a distro, given your intended use as an Asterisk server, I would recommend CentOS, Debian, or Slackware. All three are rock-solid stable and provide long-term support for version releases. You might also use the LQ search to look for "choosing a distro." There are many threads on that subject here.
 
Old 06-01-2018, 10:43 AM   #7
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AsterixNOW is specifically for that purpose. They've been going for 9 years, so they should be reliable.
https://www.asterisk.org/downloads/asterisknow

It's based on CentOS and if you want to set things up yourself, that's what I'd use. Debian has a shorter support period and Slackware needs more experience.
https://www.centos.org/
 
Old 06-07-2018, 10:09 PM   #8
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CentOS's upstream source is RHEL, so if the book or document you're following along with assumes RHEL, that might not be a bad choice based on that alone. With the others recommending it as well specifically based on their Asterik experience, that might be a good place to start or at least take for a test drive. Good luck!
 
Old 06-09-2018, 11:39 AM   #9
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I third hydrurga's suggestion of asterisknow!
 
  


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