ubuntu server 8.04 help

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by donadoni, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. donadoni

    donadoni New Member

    im trying to instaill using the tutorial but im confused at this part?

    Now run

    echo server1.example.com > /etc/hostname
    /etc/init.d/hostname.sh start

    should i type

    echo softserver.localhost> /etc/softserver/etc/init.d/softserver.sh start

    i am completely new to this and im doing it for college any help would be appreciated.

    i am doing this at the root with this tutorial
  2. junfan

    junfan New Member


    No just typing :

    "echo softserver.localhost > /etc/hostname"
    OR nano /etc/hostname and edit directly the file

    and after :
    type into terminal :
    /etc/init.d/hostname.sh start
    for changes take effect..
  3. donadoni

    donadoni New Member

    would i be better/easier trying this on ubuntu desktop version?
    or should i stick with the server?

    what im trying to do is configure a network with an intranet & e-mail server for a graded unit class at college i have never used linux before so im really struggling to understand what the commands are doing?:eek:
  4. junfan

    junfan New Member

    On an Ubuntu Desktop version or Server version it's the same...

    Make an mail server if you never use linux before ? You will need a lot of courage ! :)
  5. donadoni

    donadoni New Member

    :D thanks i will give it a bash should get me an A;)
  6. _X_

    _X_ New Member

    If you follow how-to closely you wont have any problems. It's always easier than it looks like.
  7. donadoni

    donadoni New Member

    is there any you would recommend?
    or just the one i was using?
  8. _X_

    _X_ New Member

    I used the same How-To and I wasnt too familiar with linux neither when stated to build mail/www server but i did it with just few problems. Most of them were typos in commands that I wasnt too familiar with.
  9. donadoni

    donadoni New Member

    no bother cheers x

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