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Ubuntu

Setting up an Ubuntu media server

Post date: April 23, 2008, 12:04 Category: Installing Views: 15457 Comments
Tutorial quote: In today's tip I'm going to run through how to setup an Ubuntu media server. First of all, what is Ubuntu. Wikipedia says:

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, and servers. It has consistently been rated among the most popular of the many GNU/Linux distributions. Ubuntu's goals include providing an up-to-date yet stable operating system for the average user and having a strong focus on usability and ease of installation.

It is very much like apache, which I showed you how to setup in my article on how to make your computer into a local server, in that it is commonly used as a server software. Now then, what is a media server?

To refer to Wikipedia again, a media server is

A media server is a computer appliance, ranging from an enterprise class machine providing video on demand, to, more commonly, a small home computer storing various digital media.

Basically, it's just like a local server which stores and shares solely media instead of other types of files. I'll leave the uses of one to your imagination. Let's on with setting it up.
Linux

LVM Howto

Post date: January 13, 2008, 14:01 Category: System Views: 4159 Comments
Tutorial quote: This is an attempt to collect everything needed to know to get LVM up and running. The entire process of getting, compiling, installing, and setting up LVM will be covered. Pointers to LVM configurations that have been tested with will also be included. This version of the HowTo is for LVM 2 with device-mapper and LVM 1.0.8.
Debian

Installing A Bind9 Master/Slave DNS System

Post date: August 29, 2006, 15:08 Category: Network Views: 6312 Comments
Tutorial quote: In this howto we will install 2 bind dns servers, one as the master and the other as a slave server. For security reasons we will chroot bind9 in its own jail.
Ubuntu

Recover Files from a Windows OS with PhotoRec via an Ubuntu Live CD

Post date: January 8, 2011, 23:01 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3931 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial guides you through recovering data from a crashed drive by using PhotoRec via n Ubuntu Live CD. It is written in plain language.
Ubuntu

How To Install GRUB 2 On Ubuntu 9.04

Post date: September 1, 2009, 12:09 Category: Installing Views: 2565 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can upgrade your GRUB bootloader to GRUB 2 on Ubuntu 9.04. GRUB 2 has been rewritten from scratch to clean up everything for modularity and portability.
Debian

Installing And Working With eyeOS Under Debian 4.0

Post date: June 11, 2007, 20:06 Category: Software Views: 4203 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can install eyeOS on a standard Linux system. EyeOS is a kind of operating system which works online, i.e. it manages files on the server and enables the user to upload, download and edit files.
Ubuntu

How To: Back up your DVDs in Ubuntu

Post date: April 10, 2006, 03:04 Category: Multimedia Views: 5258 Comments
Tutorial quote: I previously posted a script which’ll back up DVDs in Ubuntu. One of the commenters recommended k9copy, and having taken a look at it I recommend it thoroughly.
Debian

How To Create A Local Debian/Ubuntu Mirror With apt-mirror

Post date: January 4, 2007, 20:01 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 4148 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how to create a Debian/Ubuntu mirror for your local network with the tool apt-mirror. Having a local Debian/Ubuntu mirror is good if you have to install multiple systems in your local network because then all needed packages can be downloaded over the fast LAN connection, thus saving your internet bandwidth.
Ubuntu

Managing The GRUB Bootloader With QGRUBEditor On Ubuntu 7.10

Post date: April 6, 2008, 11:04 Category: Desktop Views: 3786 Comments
Tutorial quote: Managing The GRUB Bootloader With QGRUBEditor On Ubuntu 7.10

QGRUBEditor is a graphical frontend for managing the GRUB bootloader. By using QGRUBEditor, you do not have to mess around with the GRUB configuration in /boot/grub/menu.lst anymore. This article shows how to install and use QGRUBEditor on Ubuntu 7.10.
Fedora

Installing mod_geoip For Apache2 On Fedora 9

Post date: June 10, 2008, 09:06 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 5871 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide explains how to set up mod_geoip with Apache2 on a Fedora 9 system. mod_geoip looks up the IP address of the client end user. This allows you to redirect or block users based on their country. You can also use this technology for your OpenX (formerly known as OpenAds or phpAdsNew) ad server to allow geo targeting.
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