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Re: [vox-tech] home server



the plan is to network computer, but presently its a stand alone. connected 
to cable modem presently. i have been using Ubuntu desktop for 2+ years, now 
i'm trying to move up to server. i have a limited knowledge of commands, now 
trying to increase that, and trying to find out which commands to study up 
on.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Matthew Holland" <mdholland@ucdavis.edu>
To: "lugod's technical discussion forum" <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2010 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] home server


> Bruce,
>
> It's really hard to know precisely how to advise you without a bit
> more context.  Is this your only computer, or is it on a network with
> other computers?  In any case, when you're running Vista, how does the
> computer get its IP address?  Is this computer connected directly to
> your internet service (e.g., DSL modem or cable modem), or is there a
> hardware router in between your computer and your ISP?
>
> Also, from your first message, you seem to be trying to install the
> server distribution.  For a new user, the desktop distribution makes
> for a much friendlier introduction to GNU/Linux.  The installer is
> easier to use, you get to see what the graphical environment is like
> before you install, and IIRC, it will set up your network connection
> as a DHCP client by default.  The server distribution is aimed more at
> experienced users who want to set up a minimal system, and know how to
> do all of the necessary configuration by hand.
>
> Give us more context, and we can help, or, as Bill suggests, go to an
> installfest and get help in person.
>
> Matt
>
> On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 10:30 AM,  <netuser@ainet.com> wrote:
>> Correct, bad media. Evidently I have OS on disk but that’s all. 
>> Downloaded
>> 10.04 again, disk seems good. Everything went fine until I tried to 
>> install
>> software, should have not tried to install all of it at once. Gave me 
>> error
>> other thing need to be set up before installing this software. Crashed
>> system, reinstalled Vista. Now I have lots of notes on how to install,
>> thanks. Still have dual boot problem. Anyone know how? I thought I needed 
>> to
>> set up dhcp for Ubuntu to work, will set up static IP instead. I noticed
>> 10.04 downloaded USB support, that may solve problem with keyboard and 
>> mouse
>> not working. I don’t like to send my name in emails, but my name is 
>> Bruce.
>> Thanks again for all your help.
>>
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