The Perfect Server - Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0) With BIND & Dovecot [ISPConfig 3] - Page 2

Afterwards, your new partitions are created and formatted:

Now the base system is installed:

Afterwards, give the root user a password:

Confirm that password to avoid typos:

Create a normal user account, for example the user Administrator with the user name administrator (don't use the user name admin as it is a reserved name on Debian Lenny):

Next you must configure apt. Because you are using the Debian Lenny Netinstall CD which contains only a minimal set of packages, you must use a network mirror. Select the country where the network mirror that you want to use is located (usually this is the country where your Debian Lenny system is located):

Then select the mirror you want to use (e.g.

Unless you use an HTTP proxy, leave the following field empty and hit Continue:

Apt is now updating its packages database:

You can skip the package usage survey by selecting No:

We need a web server, DNS server, mail server, and a MySQL database, but nevertheless I don't select any of them now because I like to have full control over what gets installed on my system. We will install the needed packages manually later on. Therefore we just select Standard system and hit Continue:

The required packages are downloaded and installed on the system:

When you're asked Install the GRUB boot loader to the master boot record, select Yes:

The base system installation is now finished. Remove the Debian Lenny Netinstall CD from the CD drive and hit Continue to reboot the system:

On to the next step...

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From: Astral God at: 2010-10-29 08:31:37

You have missed the "phpmyadmin" in your command line. phpMyAdmin is not installed.

From: radd at: 2011-01-05 01:14:37

@step 11

From: Anonymous at: 2010-12-03 07:52:28

I can not access ISPConfig. I receive access denied on port 8080

From: prl3k at: 2010-12-26 14:40:57

U should open ports on router.

From: at: 2011-01-23 20:31:42

great tutorial. worked like a charm 

From: Anonymous at: 2011-02-09 17:50:49


"We must tell SquirrelMail that we are using Courier-IMAP/-POP3: "

But we must select "Dovecot" and 2 times?

It's wrong, don't? 


From: thejay at: 2011-02-09 18:13:46

Hi again.

Thanks in advance for this tutorial, it's excellent.

 I made it using VirtualBox, so is it necessary make the 19.1 step?

 Thanks again.

From: Andreas at: 2011-02-01 09:44:57


 how can i change or renew the SSL certificate that was made with the isp config installation?

From: Bharath at: 2012-02-05 08:47:50

In some instances you may need to install necessary perl modules for DKIM to function properly with amavisd-new

apt-get install libmail-dkim-perl