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411hacker
March 5th, 2010, 10:21 PM
I would like to build a home server from some old computer parts that I have had laying around for about a year. I would like to use Ubuntu server for it but i don't know if my system can handle it. this is what i have.


pentium III 450MHz processor
384MB's of RAM
32MB graphics card
20GB boot drive

Heres what I will be adding later


PCI RAID card http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=15-124-022&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&SelectedRating=-1&PurchaseMark=&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&Page=1&Keywords=linux
x2 500GB hard drives running on mirror RAID http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

Also what websites have the best guides for setting up ubuntu server as a home server?

DasEi
March 5th, 2010, 10:24 PM
that will work for a server, you might consider using the minimal installer and only install what you need, maybe use icewm or another thinner windowmanager, though gnome will run, too

411hacker
March 5th, 2010, 10:29 PM
ok that sounds good thanks. do you know of any online guides that i can follow for setting up the server?

DasEi
March 5th, 2010, 10:30 PM
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD

for a server also check dyndns (google) or another service, there are few free ones, so server can be found by domain rather then ip, unless you have a static ip.

the following link I just googled, got to look yourself if that's usefull, haven't tested it :

http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/php/how-to-setup-a-dedicated-web-server-for-free/

NullHead
March 5th, 2010, 10:47 PM
You can use this command to help you install the services you need
sudo tasksel

You'll be greeted with a CLI GUI (ncurses) with checkboxes and what not. It will help you configure the packages you need. If you want a web server, select the LAMP option, and you'll get Apache (web server), mysql and php scripting language support.

Iowan
March 5th, 2010, 11:11 PM
http://howtoforge.com (http://www.howtoforge.com/howtos/linux/ubuntu) has several "perfect server" articles - sometimes a bit more that necessary for basic server. Here (https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/serverguide/C/index.html) is another (somewhat dated) guide.

cdenley
March 5th, 2010, 11:13 PM
that will work for a server, you might consider using the minimal installer and only install what you need, maybe use icewm or another thinner windowmanager, though gnome will run, too

A GUI doesn't belong on a server, and isn't installed on the "server edition" by default.