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    Help with n00b question!

    Hi there i am new to this ubuntu server edition and i have problems getting Linux (Ubuntu) connected to the internet via our usb modem because its the speedtouch 330! (a big mistake to get) so my question is that, i have installed ubuntu desktop edition and i am wondering is there anyway of converting it into a server by installing the packages from Ubuntu Server edition?? so i mean in ubuntu desktop edition (which i installed) is there a way to download and burn to a cd and install the packages from that cd like apache and ect...


    Thanks for any help that you can give me!
    Police512

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    Re: Help with n00b question!

    You'll eventually see this post about using a descriptive title...
    About any package on the server edition can be installed on the desktop edition (some folks insist on having GUI). You should be able to install them via a package manager (apt-get, Synaptic, aptitude, etc.). It's also possible to add the CD to your list of repos - but I don't remember how.

    A bit out of context, but...
    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    ... Make sure you have the cd enabled in /etc/apt/sources.list

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    Installing ubuntu server software in ubuntu desktop?

    so i just download ubuntu server edition and install it to a cd and i put it in and use package manager to do it??

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    Re: Help with n00b question!

    I haven't used tasksel but you might investigate.
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    Turning desktop editon into server edition

    Would it be easier if i just installed debian instead??

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    Re: Turning desktop editon into server edition

    Quote Originally Posted by police512 View Post
    Would it be easier if i just installed debian instead??
    Whatever works for you.
    I recommend Ubuntu for beginners, but if you know what you're doing, try Debian.

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    Re: Help with n00b question!

    hey thanks for a reply!

    To be honest i dont, i have been using linux for a while now but i want to make a old computer into a server but i dont know what is best, i thought ubuntu was but i am having differculty understanding it!. I think the best way for me is to turn the desktop edition into a server, but i have problems connecting to internet atm because of modem (we will be shortly moving wi wifi) but atm i dont get how u get connected to the internet without a GUI interface and install drivers (if you need to)!

    Thanks- if you can help me out here beause im struggling

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    Re: Help with n00b question!

    That modem is not great.

    Any ethernet modem (or modem-router) would be better.

    This might help for desktop use: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=797804

    Is the server to act as the gateway / router?

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    Re: Help with n00b question!

    Hey,

    soz i took to long for reply but i want it for like FTP server and Apache but also a gate server

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