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Old 05-30-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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Need help i want to install ubuntu server


hi guys i need help

im running an internet cafe and i need to install a server which

will cashe the web pages

im nill in linux can any one guid me

with examples

thanks in advance
 
Old 05-30-2011, 06:40 PM   #2
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hi guys i need help

im running an internet cafe and i need to install a server which will cashe the web pages im nill in linux can any one guid me with examples
thanks in advance
Your thread says you want to install Ubuntu server. So:
  1. Download Ubuntu server.
  2. Burn to DVD
  3. Boot from DVD
  4. Perform installation
  5. Google for "ubuntu squid proxy server installation", and read one of the MANY documents (like this one: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-set...in-ubuntu.html)
  6. Install Squid proxy server per the instructions
 
Old 05-31-2011, 06:58 AM   #3
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Your thread says you want to install Ubuntu server. So:
The OP doesn't specifically mention Ubuntu, but it is a workable option. The important thing is that the OP wants to cache and squid is the obvious caching program.

The one thing that does worry me a little is that if the OP is genuinely "nill in linux", there is no guarantee that there will not be security issues with this install. These days I have an expectation that 'non-Linux people' installing Linux servers has a strong chance of being problematical, unless they ask very directed and sensible questions about security.

zaib1988, the ball is back in your court.
 
Old 05-31-2011, 07:58 AM   #4
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zaib1988, I would like to follow up on Salasi's post. In the subject title you do mention Ubuntu Server, which tells me you have given the question of which distribution some thought. May I ask what aspects of Ubuntu Server Edition are influencing your decision? I ask because you mention being very new to Linux and the server edition on Ubuntu does not have a GUI interface which can be extra challenging.
 
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:46 AM   #5
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Ah, yes, in the title....I was managing to overlook that. Thanks for pointing that out.
 
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:22 PM   #6
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y i mentioned Ubuntu server coz i saw some one using it, as i told you guys im nill in linux i dnt even know if there is other

linux OSystems available in market

@ TB0ne =

i tried to install ubuntu server but its givin me some kind of error in coping files i even tired an other cd-rom but

the problem is same, some time error will come on 17 percent and some time on 3 percent

my Requirement is only to contrl the band width by cashing.

plz tell me if there is any easy way.

thanks to you all
 
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:41 PM   #7
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y i mentioned Ubuntu server coz i saw some one using it, as i told you guys im nill in linux i dnt even know if there is other
linux OSystems available in market

TB0ne
i tried to install ubuntu server but its givin me some kind of error in coping files i even tired an other cd-rom but
the problem is same, some time error will come on 17 percent and some time on 3 percent
my Requirement is only to contrl the band width by cashing.
plz tell me if there is any easy way.
thanks to you all
Spell out your words...that text-speak garbage isn't pleasant for anyone to try to read.

And if you want anyone to be able to help you, you are going to have to provide useful details. Saying "some kind of error", tells us nothing. HOW are you copying files? What file(s) are you copying, from where to where? The image you download from the Ubuntu site is an ISO image, which should be burned to DVD as an ISO, not just copied. After that, you boot from it, and the installer copies files for you. And again, we know your 'requirement'...you load Squid, and read the instructions on how to configure it to cache.

Noway2 hit it on the head...if you don't know anything about Linux, you need to install something friendlier. Try a regular Ubuntu build, Fedora, or openSUSE. Any of them can run Squid.
 
Old 06-01-2011, 01:24 AM   #8
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i have done the same procedure as you told me

Download Ubuntu server.
Burn to DVD
Boot from DVD
Perform installation

but during installation its giving me error in copying files
 
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:07 AM   #9
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but during installation its giving me error in copying files
What is the error message? As TB0ne already said, we can not help you solve an unspecified error. Based upon what you have said, that the installation process hangs at apparently different points, makes me think you have some form of hardware failure that is being detected, but without actual information it is only a guess.

Have you taken a look here?: http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=333 It is a forum specifically for installation issues with Ubuntu. Try searching for the error message you are receiving in that forum. There is a chance that it is a known issue that already has a solution.
 
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:12 AM   #10
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i have done the same procedure as you told me

Download Ubuntu server.
Burn to DVD
Boot from DVD
Perform installation

but during installation its giving me error in copying files
Which is what you said BEFORE...again, you have to TELL US WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. Just saying "error in copying files", tells us nothing. Noway2 and I have both asked. Again, WHY do you need Ubuntu server, and why can't you use another distro that may be easier for someone with little experience?

Unless you answer questions asked of you, we can't help.
 
Old 06-01-2011, 11:04 AM   #11
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[CD-ROM ERROR
system can not copy the files check the cd-rom if the cd is inserted
Do you want to re-try]


and i have tried zentyal operating system also but the problem is the same, i even changed the cd-drive and cd's

[ERROR
system can not mount the cd-rom]


if there is some thing easier than ubuntu plz guide me

thanks
 
Old 06-01-2011, 11:19 AM   #12
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I would assume that this is a hardware error, so even when there is something easier than Ubuntu (which I doubt), that won't help.
Run some basic hardware tests, like Memtest86+ and the harddisk-manufacturer's diagnosis tool.
 
Old 06-01-2011, 09:04 PM   #13
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[CD-ROM ERROR system can not copy the files check the cd-rom if the cd is inserted Do you want to re-try]

and i have tried zentyal operating system also but the problem is the same, i even changed the cd-drive and cd's

[ERROR system can not mount the cd-rom]

if there is some thing easier than ubuntu plz guide me

thanks
No idea what zentyal is. And please spell out your words. You still don't say WHEN you're getting this error, and what you're doing before that happens, or where you are in the installation process.

If you re-read the previous posts, we did "guide you" to easier distros. Regular Ubuntu, Mandriva, openSUSE, or Fedora. All are easier than Ubuntu Server, and again, all support Squid.
 
Old 06-02-2011, 03:14 AM   #14
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No idea what zentyal is. And please spell out your words. You still don't say WHEN you're getting this error, and what you're doing before that happens, or where you are in the installation process.
While I don't know why zentyal ( http://www.zentyal.org/ ) isn't better known - the website looks quite nice, it is effectively a nice bundle - it genuinely isn't better known, isn't particularly popular, and so it isn't a mainstream distro. So, going for this is effectively doing the opposite thing to the advice that you were offered earlier.

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If you re-read the previous posts, we did "guide you" to easier distros. Regular Ubuntu, Mandriva, openSUSE, or Fedora. All are easier than Ubuntu Server, and again, all support Squid.
@zaib1988
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[CD-ROM ERROR
system can not copy the files check the cd-rom if the cd is inserted
Do you want to re-try]
Usually, these kind of errors are caused by:
  • bad CD burns ('bad' media, burning too fast for the media, the drive or the computer)
  • wrong CD burns (using the wrong mode in the burner software and not producing a bootable disk)
  • not trying to boot from the bootable CD (ie, trying to run it from some other OS, or using some other program to open files on the CD)
  • BIOS error preventing booting from the CD
  • Older system not bootable from this device (probably only older systems, with external drives)

Might it be worth getting a CD (or DVD, if the drive supports DVDs) from a well-known source (a dealer in such things, or a magazine cover disk, depending on what is available in your locality), to eliminate the bad burns/wrong burns problems?
 
Old 06-02-2011, 04:30 AM   #15
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I might add to this that you can verify that the CD has been burned properly by using dd and md5sum. See this link and look at the Check the CD portion. The important point is to get the size of the ISO image and use this a the size in the md5sum, otherwise it will sum trailing data and the comparison will fail. Another method would be to use the following command:
Code:
cmp slackware.iso /dev/cdrom
. If I recall correctly, you will only see output on items that fail, not on every file that matches.
 
  


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