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Old 03-01-2007, 10:24 AM   #1
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install Apache, MySQL, PHP, and phpMyAdmin for offline use?


im currently a university student who has been asked to create a webpage with php code use. however i have no access to the internet at home, so i have to do it all at uni, which, as i work during the day, means i only have limited time on the internet.

well. my tutor is aware that some people either are to scared to install linux or dont have internet access so has done the following (ill just post the email here as its alot easier than typing it all out, and it prob explains it better than me anyways
Dear All,

I have finally, after many hours and many CD coasters, produced a customised version of Ubuntu 6.06 with Apache,
MySQL, PHP, and phpMyAdmin, and the CP1079 database, all pre-installed and running from the liveCD.

I call it "matt-you-buntu" :-)

So what, I hear you ask!

If you have a computer that you cannot or do not want to install Linux on, or one without an Internet connection,
yet want to use the Linux software we use at the University, you can now use matt-you-buntu without affecting
your computer in the slightest.

As long as you can boot a liveCD you can do all your CP1079 work on a computer without an Internet connection.

You will need a compatible memory stick or a CD writer or some method of saving files in between sessions.
As the CD runs the OS, not your hard disk, each time you reboot all changes to your files are reset,
so you need to copy to a stick, reboot, and copy back from the stick each time you turn on your machine.

Also, if you choose to install from this version, all the servers and files will be installed to your computer,
again, no Internet connection required (although one is preferred to install updates, etc.)

There is a significant shortage of blank CDs at the moment, so you'll need to bring a blank CD to my office
for me to create a copy for you. Alternatively, I have stored the CD image at
if you want to download and burn your own copies.

There is a ReadMeFirst.html file on the desktop of the liveCD to get you started.


There is also an OPTIONAL support session for Linux/PHP today in MI214 at 3:30pm onwards.


but it will not install to my hard drive, and i cant use the live CD as i get the 640x400 resolution and it dont fit on my screen, so that means i have to edit the xorg.conf file. however, I have to therefore install it.. well I tried to install it several times this morning, but for it to crash on the install while it checked my hda1 for files or something.. however I tried other versions of Linux distros I had and they worked.

so im wondering if (heres the question) if anyone can point me to some downloads where i can download Apache, MySQL, PHP, and phpMyAdmin so i can work offline, and do my uni work. i tried to have a look at but theres alot there and i dont know which to use, like main/universe or stuff like that.

i just need abit of info, or someone to point me in the right track so i can start to use linux. i currently have the normal 6.10 ubuntu installed, but no internet access...

i wait any reply, as im at uni at the moment for the next 4 hours, and if i can get it downloaded and burnt to a cd so i can do it tonight it would be awsome,... thanks,..

if you require any more info, please post it, and ill try my best to answer, but im not the cleverest bloke in the world so please bear with me...

thanks again!
Old 03-01-2007, 11:10 AM   #2
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apparently i need to install LAMP (linux, apache, mysql, php) is that correct, well then whats phpMyAdmin??? help?
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apparently i need to install LAMP (linux, apache, mysql, php) is that correct, well then whats phpMyAdmin??? help?
Old 03-01-2007, 01:08 PM   #4
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If I was you I'd install XAMPP. It's a little package that incorporates the components you need and sets it all up for you so all you need to do is stop it and start it when required. Download it and follow the installation instructions.

and PHPMyAdmin is for administering MySQL databases
Old 03-01-2007, 01:35 PM   #5
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cheers!!! thats looks like what i need, ill try that, thanks once again!


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