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Old 01-29-2015, 12:41 PM   #1
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Question Installed Ubuntu and cant install web server


I recently installed ubuntu to my vm workstation and keep getting a blinking cursor
i know its the server version and thats the norm but how do i install the web and file servers
 
Old 01-29-2015, 01:34 PM   #2
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If you are just seeing a blinking cursor, something went wrong with the install. It should boot to a login prompt.
 
Old 01-29-2015, 01:44 PM   #3
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If your install did work then to install Apache you will need to type something like
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apt-get install apache2
Hopefully it goes without saying that if you are asking this the machine should not be exposed to the internet.
For Debian-based distributions, of which Ubuntu is one, you use apt-get or aptitude to install and remove packages as well as to upgrade existing packages. You can also use apt-cache to search for packages. I suggest you read up on these commands if you want to use Ubuntu in future as they are used regularly. (I have to confess that I always use apt-get and have not used aptitude so I don't know the differences between the two but suffice it to say that you should endeavour to use one or the other and not both)
 
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:44 PM   #4
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okay thanks I just started a class and its only four weeks long
which distro would be better for someone who only works with win 2008 R2
 
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okay thanks I just started a class and its only four weeks long
which distro would be better for someone who only works with win 2008 R2
I would say use whatever your class is using as an example. Ubuntu is a perfectly good distribution to use but if your class is about Red Hat, for example, then it would not be a good choice.
 
Old 02-01-2015, 08:09 AM   #6
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If you installed Ubuntu Server then there should have been an option to install several different servers
including LAMP which encompasses apache, mysql, PHP and others.
 
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Old 02-04-2015, 11:48 AM   #7
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Hi. Aptitude is a front-end friendly for dpkg or apt-get.
Is easy to use (not at the begining) and really versatile.
It may take some time to understand how to work (if you use other commands like dpkg or apt-get, during years), but is a good tool for package management.

Try it.

Have you a nice day.
 
  


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