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    Upgrading from Desktop to Server

    Hello there!

    I'm new to the forums and I had a question. First let me make a statement: The company that I purchased my Linux box from would do 0 and i mean 0 config on it. i asked for them to install Ubuntu Server. Nope. This was a desktop class machine and by golly it must have Desktop. So now I am stuck upgrading the darn thing myself. What apt-get stuff do I need to do?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Peter

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    Re: Upgrading from Desktop to Server

    We need to know what version of Ubuntu you have
    Ubuntu Server is actually distributed as separate install media
    Are you actually wanting to run a server?
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    Ubuntu Desktop to Ubuntu Server

    Hello!

    I tried posting this earlier but something went wrong and it got posted as a private message? wth?

    Anyway, I bought a Desktop but I *really* wanted a server. I told the guy this, but he basically said no, they dont do any custom configurations and this box you ordered only comes with Ubuntu Desktop. *lame*

    So in any case, I am now stuck with the situation where I need to convert my desktop to a server. What apt-get packages do I need to install? Is there a guide or a faq availabel about this? I did find some old information but it was for a MUCH older version of Ubuntu and I am afraid of following out-dated instructions.

    FYI, I own a small company and will have no more than 10-20 employees on my employee site at any one time (I might have a few hundred on my Wordpress site tho). In any case, I could not afford more than this machine so it is what it is.

    Thanks in advance for your help!!

    Peter

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    Re: Upgrading from Desktop to Server

    Hello Carl!

    I have a brand spanking new machine with Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop on it. Yes I really really want a server. I will be running Apache, Git, JBoss, Spring Libraries, Hibernate Libraries, PostgreSQL, a firewall (doh!), and sendmail.



    Peter

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    Re: Ubuntu Desktop to Ubuntu Server

    You already posted about this and I replied

    But I suggest you download 12.04 server
    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/server

    Install it yourself, at least you know exactly what's installed
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    Re: Upgrading from Desktop to Server

    Threads merged and moved to Server Platforms.
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    Re: Upgrading from Desktop to Server

    Ah I was hoping for an easier way.

    I read someone that the only real different is a few packages. Also, why the downgrade in versions? Anyway forgive my newbie questions. I havent used Unix/Linux since the SCO days.

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    Re: Upgrading from Desktop to Server

    server = something needed long term

    12.04 is LTS
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    Re: Upgrading from Desktop to Server

    Hmm ok fair enough. So much for all the configuring I have already done. *cry*

    Downloading 12.04 right now.

    Thanks for the help mate!

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    Re: Upgrading from Desktop to Server

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_Sotos View Post

    Downloading 12.04 right now.

    Thanks for the help mate!
    The server edition...right?
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