Debian or Ubuntu for my server

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Hans, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What is recomended to do?

    Install Debian Sarge on a server or Ubuntu 5.10?

    Is Ubuntu stable enough and will i not have problems with updating my system when a new version is available?

    Who knows?
     
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    I think ubuntu is too new to answer your question. The Ubuntu 5.10 is the first server release.

    If you want to go sure, use debian. Personally i use debian for all of my servers and had never problems with updates.
     
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I don't think Ubuntu will cause problems, but if you want to go sure, use Debian, as Till said. I'm using it as well on all my servers. :)
     
  4. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Thanks for your advise. I go for Debian Sarge.
     
  5. themachine

    themachine ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Just another to add to your list.... use Debian! I also run Debian on all of my servers.
     
  6. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Hello all the people who gave me advise, hints & tips.
    I want to let you know that my Dell 1425 SC server is up and running with Debian sarge with 2.6 (686) SMP kernel with RAID 1.
    I have followed Falko's perfect setup for Debian Sarge.
    The ISPConfig system is also running.

    Happy me!
     
  7. mphayesuk

    mphayesuk New Member

    I am using Suse 10 at the moment and having difficulties with raid... if I use debian sarge 3.1... will my raid 1 sata drives work... is there a special 64bit release or does it not matter.

    Thanks
     
  8. mphayesuk

    mphayesuk New Member

    OR Fedor Core 4............
     
  9. gg234

    gg234 New Member

    i would definitely suggest debian
     
  10. mphayesuk

    mphayesuk New Member

    does debian have a gui interface or is it just text based... (currently downloading it 15 disks.......)
     
  11. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Raid

    Dell officially, only supports RHEL Linux & Windows Server 2003. Both are not free. Finally i choose for Debian 3.1 Sarge. At the beginning of the install give the command "linux26", otherwise it will install kernel 2.4, which will not recognise SATA-drives. I used the RAID 1 configuration as described at URL:
    http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_software_raid.

    This workes fine for the Dell SC1425 with SATA-drives.
    After Falko's "perfect install" for Debian 3.1, i changed my kernel to:
    kernel-image-2.6.8-2-686-smp, which is fine for my server with dual xeon processors.

    According Falko's advise i choose for Debian, because it is very stable.
    A GUI is not necessary for me. I also use the ISPConfig-system, which makes a lot of tasks more easy. Another stable version (Red Hat klone) is Centos.
    It is more stable than Fedora and better for servers.
    I think the free versions like Opensuse and Fedora are ok for the desktop.
    For a server choose for stability!
     
  12. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Gui

    Like FeeBSD, Debian is very basic and stable.
    Upon these OS's you can install almost anything you like.

    Try the command "apt-cache search kde" for example in Debian's command line. and you will find a lot of software related to KDE.
    With the command apt-get install <softwarename> you can install whatever you choose.
    My experience is: use Debian for a server, Ubuntu for a desktop.
    Ubuntu recognises your hardware very well.
     
  13. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Gui

    Like FeeBSD, Debian is very basic and stable.
    Upon these OS's you can install almost anything you like.
    If you do a netinstall, you only need 1 cd.

    Try the command "apt-cache search kde" for example in Debian's command line. and you will find a lot of software related to KDE.
    With the command apt-get install <softwarename> you can install whatever you choose.
    My experience is: use Debian for a server, Ubuntu for a desktop.
    Ubuntu recognises your hardware very well.
     
  14. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  15. mphayesuk

    mphayesuk New Member

    Thanks for the suggestions..... I left my work machine downloading over night and got all the disks.... I will have a look over the weekend.... I must admit that I do like a gui interface when I am not too familiar with a system.... so I will see what happens. Thanks for your posts.
     

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