New Home Setup - Any Suggestions/Ideas
Ok, I guess the best thing to do would be to first explain WHY I want to set things up the way I do. Well, I currently have a PC that's a few years old that very decent, but getting a little outdated. I play a lot of games, so having Linux on my main computer is almost an impossible task. Well I am about to buy a new PC specifically for gaming so I will be getting a couple of raptor hard drives in a RAID, so I won't have much space on it, and I'll put XP Pro on there. What I want to do with my current PC is set it up as a file server using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES).
I'm a huge fan of Linux and have played around with a few distributions, but my actual knowledge isn't that great. I was hoping maybe someone could tell me the best way to set it up or offer any links to some guides for doing that or just any suggestions to any better ideas. Just anything. Also, I told my fiance she could use my old computer when I get the new one, and don't really want her messing up the server when I get it set up, so I wasn't sure if there was a way to maybe run SLED 10 on it as well while having the server running or if I would just need to set her up with a limited access account on there.
Although I'm not opposed to using a different distribution or another idea, the main reason I want to set up SLES 10 is because at my work, we are considering switching over to using SLES. We currently have a primarily Novell network with some mixed Windows, and this would be a great opportunity for me to play around with it at home and get more information on it.
If anyone has any ideas or anything, they would be most appreciated. Currently, I found a couple of good links that I will try using, but doesn't really answer all of my questions. I posted the links below, and maybe they can help someone else as well. Thanks again for any help you can give,
Tyler D. Franklin
Setting up a Linux File Server on a Windows network ~ The Computer Vet
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES 10) Installation and Administration Guide