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    ubuntu and vmware

    hi all just downloaded a vmware version of ubuntu 6.10 server from http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/appliances/directory/ and started it up but it is non GUI have i got the wrong version? can any one point me in the right direction?
    i want to see what a server install can offer me.

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    Re: ubuntu and vmware

    @Uraken: Ubuntu Server does not have a GUI by default. You can grab it from the repositories though.

    The reason for no GUI is that it is seen as an unnecessary overhead on a system that will more than likely be run headless.

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    Re: ubuntu and vmware

    thanks Ric_ wheres the repositories then and will it make things easier with the GUI i'm not sure why i had the impression that all linux distros were now GUI based as default seems i'm a little of the pace with this.

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    Re: ubuntu and vmware

    If you get the standard Ubuntu distro, the GUI and all sorts of other stuff will install by default.

    One of the easiest ways to grab the necessary packages on server should be to use something like 'dselect' (run as root) and search for 'Gnome' or 'gdm'.

    If you just want a server, Webmin might be a better bet. Webmin has all sorts of modules.

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    Re: ubuntu and vmware

    ah ok i guess i got the wrong package. I want to install standard server and standard workstation and have a play with them. can you point me in the right direction for the downloads? are they seperate or will one distro give me a server/wstation choice?

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    Re: ubuntu and vmware

    The packages are the same, whether server or desktop. your not limited in what services you run as you are with windows. The difference between the ubuntu versions is that they bundle the packages required for either need, therefore you can install a kde/xfce/gnome/whatever desktop manager on a server if you wish.
    IMHO you should start playing with a desktop distro and learn the shell, as this will be a prerequisite to efficiently running a *nix server. SUSE might also be a good option as it has a very graphical way (YAST) of managing servers.

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    Re: ubuntu and vmware

    Just install the standard desktop setup and have a play - you can install all the server type packages necessary for things like apache/php etc using the graphical package installer.

    Once your a 'nix guru like Geoff you can switch to just using a command line to do everything

    (Or just keep the GUI - but you'll never make 'nix Commander level :P )

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    Re: ubuntu and vmware

    "Just install the standard desktop setup" do you mean the desktop version?

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    Re: ubuntu and vmware

    ^ yes

    Like said once your in with a GUI you can have a browse about, get to know the file/folder structure. Open up a terminal/"command prompt" and have folders open side by side so you can get to know how things get put together.

    Alternatively if you can read and follow instructions you really cant go far wrong with these guides

    http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_setup_ubuntu_6.06

    http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Dapper

    Basicallly once you've got an IP address and got SSH installed you can sit at your windows PC and copy and paste commands directly from the guides into a terminal emulation app such as Putty - from then on you wont even need to sit at the *nix box.

    Honestly, with a little luck you'll have a webserver up and running in an hour.

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    Re: ubuntu and vmware

    thanks mate i followed these ones http://www.howtoforge.com/node/1388 to install lamp but can't get any packages installed as it can't find any? so close yet so far.....

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    Re: ubuntu and vmware

    If you use a proxy you need to set proxy settings for apt-get if thats what you are trying to use for packages.

    Also your repositires file may need editing.

    http://www.ubuntu-nl.org/source-o-matic/

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    Re: ubuntu and vmware

    If you use a proxy you need to set proxy settings for apt-get if thats what you are trying to use for packages.

    Also your repositires file may need editing.

    http://www.ubuntu-nl.org/source-o-matic/

    Ben

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    Re: ubuntu and vmware

    Also if you're using proxies and need WGET then adding the following to your .bashrc file in your home dir does help.

    Code:
    http_proxy="http://proxy:port"
    https_proxy="http://proxy:port"
    ftp_proxy="http://proxy:port"
    
    export http_proxy https_proxy ftp_proxy
    Log out and back in and then it works

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    Re: ubuntu and vmware

    We've discussed this before. If you want a more generic system wide approach to setting a proxy on Linux, have a look at this post.

    http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...&p=77890#77890

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