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Build A Server From Old Pc


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#1 deanpcmad

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 11:41 AM

Hey,

How can I build a File Server from an Old PC?
I have printed of many tutorials (many from lifehacker.com) but don't know which way to go about it!
Also could I set it up as a print server?

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 02:37 PM

What OS are you going to use? Are you familiar with Linux at all?
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 03:12 PM

A server is simply a computer running 'special' software, and by special, I mean simply that it is software that serves up web-pages. If all you want to do is store files and run a printer off of it, then you don't even really need that. But as has already been asked, what OS are you planning on running?

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:54 PM

yeah as groovicus just said, you can pretty much make a file server with anything

if the computer currently has a os installed, your file server is complete :thumbsup: now just setup some shares w/w-o permissions and you are set!
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 04:56 AM

What OS are you going to use? Are you familiar with Linux at all?


I don't know what OS I am going to use! Yes I am familiar with different Linux Versions (including Ubuntu, Fedora, Slax - These are the Distros I have tried out on Virtual PCs).

Would Windown XP be alright as an OS for this or Windows 98SE?
Or could I install a version of Windows Server 2003? Please view my other post about splitting up a 'Multiboot' Windows Server 2003 Installation Disc.

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