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    Default Server question

    Hi,
    I am trying to install a file and print server for backup and storage using an opensuse 11.3 live CD but the CD loaded the complete desktop. How do i pare this down to a server install? Do I need to reinstall? I have a mixed network of opensuse, Ubuntu, and Windows 7. Thanks in advance.

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    Hi,
    I am trying to install a file and print server for backup and storage using an opensuse 11.3 live CD but the CD loaded the complete desktop. How do i pare this down to a server install? Do I need to reinstall? I have a mixed network of opensuse, Ubuntu, and Windows 7. Thanks in advance.
    Don't know for sure what you want to use, but some desktops don't use all of that much resources, but you can add a 3 to the kernel load line and go to run level three and thus not loading any desktop, yet you could always start a desktop if you needed to. You can run yast2 at the terminal prompt to do many things and if your loaded the console tools, you can use mc (Like Midnight Command) file manager which is nice.

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    Default Re: Server question

    On Tue May 31 2011 10:06 pm, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:

    >
    >> Hi,
    >> I am trying to install a file and print server for backup and storage
    >> using an opensuse 11.3 live CD but the CD loaded the complete desktop.
    >> How do i pare this down to a server install? Do I need to reinstall? I
    >> have a mixed network of opensuse, Ubuntu, and Windows 7. Thanks in
    >> advance. Don't know for sure what you want to use, but some

    desktops don't use
    > all of that much resources, but you can add a *3* to the kernel load
    > line and go to run level three and thus not loading any desktop, yet you
    > could always start a desktop if you needed to. You can run yast2 at the
    > terminal prompt to do many things and if your loaded the console tools,
    > you can use mc (Like Midnight Command) file manager which is nice.
    >
    > Thank You,
    >

    penguinluver;

    Alternatively you can edit /etc/inittab. Replace the line:
    Code:
    id:5:initdefault:
    with the line:
    Code:
    id:3:initdefault:
    OpenSuSe will then start at runlevel 3, Full multiuser with network but no xdm
    (X display manager). If you should want the GUI just enter
    Code:
    init 5


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    Default Re: Server question

    On 06/01/2011 07:28 AM, PV wrote:
    > Alternatively you can edit /etc/inittab. Replace the line:


    or, if you don't want all that X stuff even installed, then go back and
    install from the *DVD* that fits your needs (32/64) and when you get to
    this page:

    https://picasaweb.google.com/caf4926...13871169429458

    choose "Other" and then "minimum text install" (or something like that,
    i've not seen it in a while...but, this might all be better covered
    somewhere in doc.opensuse.org, give a look)

    and then when you get to this page
    https://picasaweb.google.com/caf4926...14689939673330

    you can click on Software, and pick some server function patterns

    then you can click the Details, and get individual packages you want,
    like i always check mc..

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    Default Message format. Was: Server question

    I don't know why, but the first line of all your replies gets mixed up
    with the quoted OP's, as in the example below.

    I use NNTP and everybody else's replies look normal whilst yours are
    always ugly. I guess you have some habit that is slightly different to
    normal

    Cheers, Dave

    jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >> I am trying to install a file and print server for backup and storage
    >> using an opensuse 11.3 live CD but the CD loaded the complete desktop.
    >> How do i pare this down to a server install? Do I need to reinstall? I
    >> have a mixed network of opensuse, Ubuntu, and Windows 7. Thanks in
    >> advance. Don't know for sure what you want to use, but some desktops don't use

    > all of that much resources, but you can add a *3* to the kernel load
    > line and go to run level three and thus not loading any desktop, yet you
    > could always start a desktop if you needed to. You can run yast2 at the
    > terminal prompt to do many things and if your loaded the console tools,
    > you can use mc (Like Midnight Command) file manager which is nice.
    >
    > Thank You,
    >
    >


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    Default Re: Message format. Was: Server question

    On 06/01/2011 11:41 AM, Dave Howorth wrote:
    > I don't know why, but the first line of all your replies gets mixed up
    > with the quoted OP's, as in the example below.
    >
    > I use NNTP and everybody else's replies look normal whilst yours are
    > always ugly. I guess you have some habit that is slightly different to
    > normal oldcpu's used to do that all the time...maybe still does...i don't

    know what it is either but it sure is unkind to nntp users...it would be
    kinda like if we did this all the time!!

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