linux n00b

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by mike09, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. mike09

    mike09 Moderator

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    i need help setting up a spare computer i have into a file server so everyone on my network can access files and other crap. what type of linux should i install and what other programs will i need. thanks in advance.
     
  2. Up to you what distro of Linux, but you'll need Samba.
     
  3. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    I recommend you install Mandrake Linux and install the Samba server. That way, you can share files and folders with all of your computers.
     
  4. mike09

    mike09 Moderator

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    where would i go about getting mandrake, should i get 9.2 or are the other versions just as good.
     
  5. G-Money

    G-Money Big Air

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    Im running 9.2 and it runs awesome ! Much better then 9.1

    Only thing is, the site I downloaded it from is gone ! So Im not sure where to get it now ! Unless you want to buy it ! Its very cheap !!!!

    You can get 9.1 from the site below, or just about any other distro thats out there !!!

    http://www.linuxiso.org/index.php

    ;)
     
  6. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    If you're a nooB Redhat or Mandrake are good distros, I prefer slackware myself. Both RH and MD do too much for you, no learning involved, I don't think I really learned anything aobut linux until I used slack, just because you have to do more configuring yourself.
     
  7. kitct

    kitct Guest

    Got a good link to download slackware J?
     
  8. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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  9. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Definitely have to agree with you there. :)
     
  10. kitct

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    Why is the download so slow? I have a relatively fast dsl that normally dl @ between 245kbs and 700kbs and this thing wants to download 14kbs.Should I jus try another time?
     
  11. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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  12. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Try the sunset.se mirror on the site j79zlr posted. Usually gives me fantastic speeds. :)
     
  13. kitct

    kitct Guest

    Cool,thanks guys! :)
     
  14. mike09

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    can someone explain how i can get samba to work. i downloaded it and was in a folder and i havbe no idea how to install it, in still downloading mandrake so i cant test it out yet. thanks for the help.