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.
For this next segment, using actual hardware, I went ahead and created a video. The main purpose is to highlight my methodology when I start working with real hardware.
Up to this point, this project has been done on virtual machines. which is quite a thing, as I remember back when this was not even possible for the home user. But alas, virtualization, in spite of how far it has come, is not like real hardware. It is pretty close on Type One Hypervisors, but Type two is not a perfect experience.
So watch the video, and get some insight into how we can make a server out of junk box parts.
This is where things start to congeal. In this post we will set up network file shares on our server Virtual Machine (VM). Our goal is one share accessible by all users on its own drive. In addition each user should be able to access their own home directory. (more…)
In this post we will be adding a storage drive to our Linux Server. And we are going to do it the old fashion way, from the terminal. In this case we will be using the cockpit terminal (last post). (more…)Next Page »