Good afternoon all. I am a 100% newbie trying to get a MC server up for my twin boys. I have computer experience but NOT a expert by any means. They have a HP DL360 G5 with 2 dual core 3gig processors and 32 gigs of ram a raid 5 at 2 terra bytes. I have tried many installations of Linux and cant seem to figure it out. I just wanted to see if I could ask what is the best installation for that server. I have not been able to get network working on the MIneos Turnkey install. Network card might not be supported. My quesion is can I download a “driver” so it is supported or Is it better to just use a OS that I have network connection with and put MIneos ontop of that.
With my limited experience with Minecraft and Linux the ease of operation with turnkey was attractive but not sure how hard it would be to find the correct software to get network on line.
Any help would be appreciated
I would recomend that you switch OS to Ubuntu Server (https://www.ubuntu.com/download/server) that has a broader support for hardware than Turnkey.
After installing the server OS, installing MineOS on top is as simple as following the steps here: https://minecraft.codeemo.com/mineoswiki/index.php?title=MineOS_(apt-get%2Bsystemd).
Turnkey was chosen as the OS platform for the ISO’s because it is lightweight and has a small footprint resource wise. This comes with the downside that is has a rather limited pool of HW-drivers installed.
If you wish to stay with Turnkey, it is merely a stripped down debian, so any drivers or howtos working for debian, will work with Turnkey. The easiest path is the ubuntu server, then MineOS on top though.
Thanks for the Info. I had Ubantu installed successfully so I know I will have connectivity. I really appreciate the heads up. You saved me hours of reading and trying. I’ll focus on getting that OS back up and running and go from there. I really appreciate the help and the fast response. Thanks Melsom
Have a great day.
How do I get MineOS onto the Ubuntu Server?
Hi, thank you for the reply back but I ended up figuring it out on my own. The link you gave isn’t necessarily for Ubuntu, or if it is it’s for a different version. I found this one to work extremely better. All the code was actually correct. https://minecraft.codeemo.com/mineoswiki/index.php?title=MineOS-node_(apt-get) the other one had outdated code or code that didn’t match which made it extremely hard for someone who’s never used Linux before.