Ubuntu-LB New Project

Ignace Mouzannar (ghantoos) ghantoos at ghantoos.org
Wed Mar 3 14:06:23 GMT 2010


On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 19:47, Thy Armageddon <thyarmageddon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Project Equipment:
> Pentium II PCs with 128MB of Ram

IIRC, I read somewhere that you wanted to install Xubuntu [1]  on the
machines. I think this is a good choice as Xubuntu is the most
up-to-date lightweight Ubuntu derivative. Nevertheless, the minimum
requirements for this installation seem to recommend having a bit more
RAM than what is available on your machines:
You need 192 MB RAM to run the Live CD or 192 MB RAM to install. The
Alternate Install CD only requires you to have 64 MB RAM at install

To install Xubuntu, you need 2.0 GB of free space on your hard disk.

Once installed, Xubuntu can run with starting from 192 (or even just
128) MB RAM, but it is strongly recommended to have at least 256 MB

Another option would be Fluxbuntu [2]. It is lighter than Xubuntu, but
less "sexy" when it comes to the user interface. Also, I'm not sure it
still well supported upstream..

In any case, I would recommend installing the LTS versions of the
distro (i.e. based on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS).

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 13:56, Armageddon <thyarmageddon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks a lot Johnny, that is really helpful for setting up samba and I
> appreciate your help, do you have any idea about setting the mini
> server ?

I think that you should setup for the server something like
"apt-cacher" [3] [4] or "approx" [5] . These are caching proxies for
Debian packages.

This way, you setup all your machines to use your server as their
repository (in /etc/apt/sources.list). As every download is kept in
cache, all the packages are only downloaded once from the Internet.

Both applications seem easy to configure, but I have never tested
neither one of them.

You may want to read this thread too [6].

I would be glad to help setting this up.

 Ignace M

[1] http://www.xubuntu.org/
[2] http://fluxbuntu.org/
[3] http://www.debuntu.org/how-to-set-up-a-repository-cache-with-apt-cacher
[4] https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Apt-Cacher-Server
[5] http://bethesignal.org/blog/2009/04/13/approx-package-caching-ubuntu-debian-lovers/
[6] http://www.mail-archive.com/debian-mentors@lists.debian.org/msg58360.html

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