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Old 5th June 2006, 14:57
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Originally Posted by Anim
1. The partition screenshots don't show the actual partitions you have chosen, or at least I dont think it does as it says Partition #1 and Partition #5 but Partitions 2,3 and 4 aren't visible. In the previous version guide you used /var / and boot. Is this now not required in Ubuntu version 6?
I've chosen to let the Ubuntu installer do the partitioning, and by default it creates a / and a swap partition. Of course you can choose any other partitioning scheme, as Till did in the Ubuntu 5.10 tutorial. For the tutorial it's not really important.

Originally Posted by Anim
2. on Page 3 you setup a root account but Ubuntu recommends using sudo for root operations instead. Also, I discovered that doing "sudo bash" would stop it asking for passwords. So, is creating a "root" account required? And if so then is it possible to delete the "admin" account setup previously as we would have two accounts with root access?
I highly recommend to create a root account. Of course, you can use sudo, but I don't like that. I wouldn't delete admin - admin is not a second root account, it's a normal user account.

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3. on Page 3 when editing /etc/network/interfaces
You have listed "network" and "broadcast" IP addresses. Are these needed here if not running the server as a DHCP server?
I've never tried without the network and broadcast addresses. Just leave them in there.

Originally Posted by Anim
4. Still on Page 3, when editing the hosts file what does... localhost.localdomain localhost, why add localdomain here?
Many programs refer to localhost.localdomain instead of just localhost, that's why I added it there.

Originally Posted by Anim
5. When we edit vi /etc/fstab and add usrquota and grpquota to the mount points why do we add quota to "/", I thought that "/" is for the OS and that "/var" is for user data. Wouldn't it be quicker just to use quota on "/var" ?
If you created a /var partition, then you can add that to /var. But in my guide I don't have a /var partition, that's why I add it to /.

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6. on Page 5 when doing the "dpkg-reconfigure postfix" command and getting to the point that says
Other destinations to accept mail for? (blank for none) <--,, localhost

On my setup there are two commas before localhost as in,, , localhost

Was something removed there by the OS? Is it meant to be there? For my install I removed the additional comma.
I also had this additional comma, it's a bug. I removed it, and you should, too.

Originally Posted by Anim
7. Page 6. proFTPd setup refers to the link
....which doesn't work (or didnt for me).

However this one does
I'll correct that...

Originally Posted by Anim
8. Page 6, Instead of using Webalizer can we use instead? I only ask as Webalizer seems quite old that hasnt been updated in several years.
AWStats doesn't integrate into ISPConfig. If webalizer is quite old, this can also mean it's so good it doesn't need to be updated...
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