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Old 12-21-2001, 10:50 PM   #1
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Question Redhat server


I have a system. setup to run linux, a macintosh and a win2000
1 ip, and 1 hub.
I am looking forward to have linux run as my main system where,
I will have the macintosh run behind it, and win2000 will be plug and play to the cable modem.
But I no clue how to install an efficient system to have my box to
run as a file backup, hosting web, and ftp ...perhaps some small stuff that i can learn with.... application
 
Old 12-21-2001, 11:52 PM   #2
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huh?

I'm not sure what you're asking? If you want to run FTP, http or archive things, i'm sure any of your boxes would do it. I'm missing something here....what are you asking?
 
Old 12-22-2001, 12:25 AM   #3
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I am not sure how to create the partition system.
 
Old 12-22-2001, 12:43 AM   #4
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In Redhat?

It should be fairly easy. I just booted off the cd, answered a couple questions, chose to manually partition with disk druid and partitioned. Disk druid does all the work. That help? I'll need more specific questions to better help, I guess, as this is pretty new to me as well.
 
Old 12-22-2001, 12:48 AM   #5
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redhat comes with a server installation to help set you up with the installation tasks.. though keep in mind, by default it won't install X though as usually that type of server you really don't need a GUI interface. if you do however wanted to install one, you can do it manually off the disks after the install.
 
Old 12-22-2001, 12:55 AM   #6
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should i just chose server installation ?
 
Old 12-22-2001, 12:57 AM   #7
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It's really up to you

You're probably going to get a bit more than you want, but it should get the job done. I believe there's also a custom where you can kind of pick and chose what you want.
 
Old 12-22-2001, 01:06 AM   #8
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Originally posted by vcheah
should i just chose server installation ?
basically this should install about everything you need, including setting up the partitioning schemes for you. you can choose custom install and install everything that you desire or pick, but your going to have to setup your own partitions as well. if your not familiar with that or don't feel comfortable with that, i suggest doing the server install.
if you want an idea of how you should partition your drive thru custom, i would go with something like this..

swap = 125 megs to 256 megs ( depending on how much ram you have, if you have 256 or more, 125 meg swap will do fine. )
/boot = 16 megs
/ = this can be anywhere from a gig to 3 gigs or so.. i think i make mine usually around 2 gigs with a fairly large drive.
/tmp = where temp files are stored.. i would make it around 500 megs or up to a gig... just so temp files don't overflow your drive cause they would be limited to the size of your partition.
/home = this is for user accounts.. depending on how many users your going to have, maybe one other besides root.. a gig or little more should do fine.
/usr = where most programs are stored.. usually a few gigs.. anymore of the directories can just be stored under / in many cases.. those are the ones i tend to have their own partition with the server i setup before with redhat.

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Old 12-22-2001, 01:42 AM   #9
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I just finish chosing the expert mode. how can i know how much the space is allocated automaticly by linux for me?
 
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you can use the df command.. man df for more options and details of use.
 
  


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