For this segment, we will install an Operating System (Debian 12, Bookworm) on our server built from spare parts.
We will step away from the virtual machines, and see how things go with real, if somewhat dated hardware. Additionally we will walk though some hardware identification, and the installation of additional helper programs. One of the first being openssh, so we can operate our server headless.
At this point we have our server up and running, and have been able to log in remotely. In the next post we will install cockpit as a remote Graphical user Interface (GUI).