Monday, September 20, 2010

Setup a Linux Server in only 5 minutes with Virtual Box and Lubuntu Linux Server 10.04 with GUI

Setup a Linux Server in only 5 minutes !!

Do you want to setup a Linux Server but without buy a real Server or without buy Windows Server license or without partitioning and installing a linux server from scratch ?
Now there is the solution!

Just buy and use Virtual Box Lubuntu 10.04 Server Image for only 4,99 USD!

I will now explain you how to do it:
  1. Go to and download for free VirtualBox for your operating system.

  2. Install VirtualBox

  3. Buy Lubuntu 10.04 Server with GUI from here , you will be redirected to a page where you can download it directly.
  4. Unpack the package (in 7zip format) using this password: 064049f378843e3325cc83f73d1d9b9b
  5. Open VirtualBox and create a new machine (just clicking on “New”)

  6. In the “Name” field put “Lubuntu 10.04 Server with GUI” and click next.

  7. Set over 512 Mb of ram for that system and click next.

  8. In the “booting disk” field select “Use existing boot disk” and browse the already unpacked file "Lubuntu.vdi" .

  9. Clck on END.

  10. Click on RUN . And your Linux Virtual Server starts.

Screenshoot about Lubuntu 10.04 and Active Directory

Screenshoot about Webmin in Lubuntu Server 10.04

Lubuntu stands for Lightweight Ubuntu Server.
This VirtualBox hdd server image has a simple and lightweight XFCE or LXDELAMPT (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP/Perl/Python/Tomcat) server with a preconfigured LDAPWebmin for the remote access (remote server management tool), OpenSSH (Secure Shell), Samba to manage Windows Networks and Likewise-Open that is a GUI to manage Active Directories (LDAP) with Linux. (Lightweight Direcotry Access Protocol) for manage active directories, it has GUI (graphical user interface) and it is a preconfigured
Pre-Installed Lubuntu Server configured for LAMP and Tomcat Java Servlets
* Apache
* mySQL Server
* Java Servlets
* OpenSSH
* Samba
* Webmin
* Likewise Open (with GUI)
Super Simple to use!!
Profile Tips:
Configure the new Virtual Device in VirtualBox with Bridged Network configuration before starting VM
Once the computer boots. Login in as "adminuser" with the password "adminuser" 
At the prompt enter the following command at the prompt
Notice that the IP Adress in the eth0 "inet addr:" is part of the local network, the same address range as you Host computer.
In the following examples replace {ipaddr} with the result of the ifconfig command from the previous step.
You now have access Webmin Server Administrator tool:
Open a web browser on you host computer to;
With webmin you will be able manage the Ubuntu server from using a web browser on your Host computer.
Access the topcat server at;
Apache WWW Server

Tomcat Server Version Information:
Server version: Apache Tomcat/6.0.24
Server built: September 20 2010
Server number: ...0
OS Name: Linux
OS Version: 2.6.32-21-generic
Architecture: i386
JVM Version: 1.6.0_18-b18
JVM Vendor: Sun Microsystems Inc.
VDI Information
Build Notes:
mySQL Server login information
username: root
password: adminuser
VirtualBox Settings
VirtualBox Version:
OS Type:
Base Memory:
Login Information
username/password:  adminuser/adminuser
Root Password:   adminuser


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Jeorge Peter said...

Thank you for giving me these tutorial, its a great help for me 'coz I'm setting up a Linux for my PC.

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