[olug] Linux on internal drive

David Cannon medaveduh at gmail.com
Wed Mar 13 18:35:32 UTC 2013

I currently use a setup like this with an Ubuntu server running in VMWare
Workstation.  You can easily use Player.  I just setup OpenSSH on it and
move stuff with Winscp back and forth.  I use the save state feature of
Workstation at work but at home, I used player (it's free) so that once the
server was up I could just zip a copy of the whole thing to back it up.
 The whole thing running is less than a GB and the zipped copy is 516 MB.
 I did a copy with each change so I could roll back quickly.  Saved me some
headaches when I messed it up.

Be prepared for an apt-get error with LAMP if you use the TASKSEL option to
install it.  There is an aptitude update that was not automatically in
place last time I did a setup.
On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 8:14 AM, Dan Staehr <staehrmedia at neb.rr.com> wrote:

> Christopher and all,
> I'm wondering if it is necessary to setup Linux and simply use XAMPP on
> the drive to provide an Apache Server as well as MySQL and PHP.
> I'm just wanting to build WordPress websites on a localhost then use
> BackupBuddy to migrate the sites to the web host. I'm clueless when it
> comes to virtualization, and don't have enough time to add that to my
> "things to learn" right now.
> The only reason for considering a Linux install is that the sites will
> eventually reside on Linux servers so I thought that might be needed for
> development. My work computer is running Windows 7.
> Dan Staehr, President
> Staehr Media Services
> 6117 NW 4th Street
> Lincoln, NE 68521-3774
> 402-440-5869
> On 3/13/2013 12:21 AM, Christopher Cashell wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 11:57 AM, Dan Staehr <staehrmedia at neb.rr.com>
>> wrote:
>>> I'm wanting to set up a testing server on one of the drives on my
>>> Windows 7
>>> computer would like Linux with Apache, MySQL, PHP. Plan is to use it
>>> developing WordPress sites that will end up on Linux. Any suggestions?
>>> Would
>>> Ubuntu Server work?
>> Ubuntu Server will work just fine for you.  Other good choices would
>> be CentOS and Debian (there are plenty of others that would work, but
>> these three are what I would recommend).  One other suggestion: figure
>> out what your production environment will be, and match that with your
>> dev environment.  At the very least, make sure your "base" matches
>> (most Linux distributions are either Debian based or Red Hat based).
>> Yes, you can deploy on Ubuntu (Debian based) after developing on
>> CentOS (Red Hat based), but you'll run into more work and minor
>> issues.
>> Unless this is a second (or third, or whatever) computer, I'd
>> recommend using virtualization for your Linux installation.  There are
>> lots of options available, but VirtualBox is my personal favorite for
>> this type of a setup.  It's fairly easy to setup and manage, and it
>> works great for use on in a desktop type environment.
>>  --
>>> Dan Staehr, President
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