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Linux Server Workaround

Postby PeterC » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:15 am

Is there a way to create a server without a Linux machine? Or is there a virtual Linux I can install on my computer?
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Re: Linux Server Workaround

Postby diafero » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:36 pm

Is there a way to create a server without a Linux machine?
What kind of server do you mean? Even for Uru, there are many different kinds of servers out there, see the versions overview wiki page.

Or is there a virtual Linux I can install on my computer?
Yes, there is: For example, you could download VirtualBox and set up a virtual machine using an iso image of your favourite Linux distribution. There might be some additional steps necessary so that the server can be reached from other computers on your LAN or the internet, which google can probably tell you more about :)
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Re: Linux Server Workaround

Postby Lyrositor » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:56 pm

If you're talking about DIRTSAND or MOSS, I can definitely say a virtualized Linux server is possible. I have done so myself. Very useful for local testing of Ages. 8-)

However, if you don't want to touch the Mighty Penguin at all, you could possibly use Cygwin, although I'm not sure the aforementioned software will work on it.

(I'm assuming you want to set up a development shard)
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Re: Linux Server Workaround

Postby PeterC » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:36 pm

Yes, I am trying to make a development server, DIRTSAND if possible. Would VirtualBox or Cygwin allow the same machine to be server and client?
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Re: Linux Server Workaround

Postby Deledrius » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:11 pm

PeterC wrote:Yes, I am trying to make a development server, DIRTSAND if possible. Would VirtualBox or Cygwin allow the same machine to be server and client?

Yes, though it depends on the beefiness of the system how viable that will be. I've pulled it off on my ancient P4.
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Re: Linux Server Workaround

Postby Paradox » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:24 pm

PeterC wrote:Yes, I am trying to make a development server, DIRTSAND if possible. Would VirtualBox or Cygwin allow the same machine to be server and client?

VirtualBox will. I doubt cygwin will work for what you want.
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Re: Linux Server Workaround

Postby PeterC » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:13 pm

diafero wrote: For example, you could download VirtualBox and set up a virtual machine using an iso image of your favourite Linux distribution. There might be some additional steps necessary so that the server can be reached from other computers on your LAN or the internet, which google can probably tell you more about :)


I know nothing about Linux. Can anyone recommend one?
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Re: Linux Server Workaround

Postby Deledrius » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:23 pm

PeterC wrote:
diafero wrote: For example, you could download VirtualBox and set up a virtual machine using an iso image of your favourite Linux distribution. There might be some additional steps necessary so that the server can be reached from other computers on your LAN or the internet, which google can probably tell you more about :)


I know nothing about Linux. Can anyone recommend one?

Ubuntu is definitely your best bet for this.
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Re: Linux Server Workaround

Postby PeterC » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:06 pm

Thanks for the help.
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Re: Linux Server Workaround

Postby PeterC » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:37 pm

Ok, now all I need as a version of VirtualBox that is compatible with XP. Anyone know which will work?

Edit:
Nevermind that. Anyone know how much RAM UBUNTU and the DIRTSAND server will need?
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