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Ok I will first describe what setup my parents home has.

Downstairs

Router
Modem
My Dads work PC - some HP ****e Hardwired from modem
My mum's Dell Laptop (inspiron, it plays CityVille fine) connected via wifi
My sisters HP netbook connected via wifi
The Wii which is connected wifi

Upstairs

My PC connected via ethernet cable through the floor
Backup / old pc same as above.

So as you can see we have a fair few items on the Internet. What I want to do is this:

Convert my current SigRig into a Ubuntu File Server using Samba (maybe also a mail server?, who knows) but use it as a day to day rig just now aswell until I get another PC. So in short, have the Server edition running with a GUI plonked on top of the CLI.

Basically I want to know if this can be done. I have;

2 TB WD Hdd
160 GB HDD (not plugged in, but in theory it could be!)
4 GB RAM
AMD FX 4100 @ 3.6ghz X 4


So as you can see plenty of power.

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post #2 of 8
Well you could run ubuntu server inside a VM, that way you can keep your current setup as is.
As for having a gui in ubuntu server, it is possible, not sure on the steps

Alternatively, you mentioned you had an old pc upstairs too, why not install ubuntu server onto there?
You dont need that much power for a file server, the mail server would probably use even less, to no, cpu power to operate
Hopefully you old pc has sata and gigabit ethernet, which is definitely recommended for a file server
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post #3 of 8
I highly suggest you run Ubuntu Server on a VM using VirtualBox, and ditch the GUI. It's a crutch. If you want to learn Linux, a GUI is a no-no. Once you get use to the command prompt, you'll wonder how you lived without it.
    
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Originally Posted by killabytes View Post

I highly suggest you run Ubuntu Server on a VM using VirtualBox, and ditch the GUI. It's a crutch. If you want to learn Linux, a GUI is a no-no. Once you get use to the command prompt, you'll wonder how you lived without it.

The GUI was just until I got another PC. Then I'd install Ubuntu 11.10 with GUI on it, and remove the GUI from the server..?
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post #5 of 8
Um.

Lets back up. This PC is your main rig right? You're running Ubuntu Server with a GUI as your base OS? If so I'd suggest you install Ubuntu Desktop 11.10(or whichever you prefer) then install VirtualBox. Create a VM inside VirtualBox using Ubuntu Server with no GUI.

Make sense?
    
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I think we are confused. I have the desktop edition installed now. What I was going to do is install the server edition on this, the a GUI. When I got another machine, around about the same specs as this, then I'd remove the GUI. So one one machine I'd have the server edition and on the other nothing.

Then on the other I'd install the desktop edition and use it as my main rig?
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post #7 of 8
OOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!

My bad, my goodness.

Okay. Well the easy way is to just just VirtualBox and don't worry about reinstalling OSes.
    
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post #8 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by killabytes View Post

OOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!
My bad, my goodness.
Okay. Well the easy way is to just just VirtualBox and don't worry about reinstalling OSes.

Gotcha.

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