Setting up a server for the first time ever and trying to install mods


#1

Noobest of noobs here, I just re-purposed some old hardware with MineOS, set up a server using forge 1.8.9 but cannot for the life of me figure out how to install mods on the thing. I googled around but couldn’t find anything, or at least anything I could understand. MineOS is the only OS on the system. Thanks in advance!


#2

Minecraft Server Directory on MineOS: /var/games/minecraft/servers/[servername]


If you have successfully created a Forge 1.8.9 server, you should see a mods folder (if not, create one) in the server directory. Upon starting the server, join with the same mods client-side and verify that the server has loaded the mods; if the mods were not loaded then either the mods folder is empty and/or you haven’t actually created a Forge server jar (yet). Let us know what happens!


#3

all I have is a command line, is there a way to download direct to the directory?


#6

Ok.
I’ll bite, and be the rude one:

It looks to me like you need to learn some basic linux. Learning to traverse and use commandline is a minimum: http://ryanstutorials.net/linuxtutorial/

You also need to look into sftp to learn how to transfer things to a linix box. Filezilla is a good client for that: https://filezilla-project.org/

Then you need to re-read the tutorials given on this forum allready. @tNt and @JayMontana36 has written several point-by-point descriptions for how to install mods, including where they are located, let me search the forum for you on that: https://discourse.codeemo.com/search?q=install%20mod

Sorry if I come across a bit crass, but this is really basic stuff that we have to write several times a week. All the info is in the forum all ready, and if the how-tos are to advanced, it may be due to a need of base knowledge.


#7

Got it! thanks so much for your help!


#8

From one n00b to another, I just made a fun discovery that might help you. If you access https://[your IP]:12321 from a browser you should reach a Webmin log in screen. Log in with your root credentials, and you should have access to the WebAdmin interface, which is a GUI interface for a lot of the backend functionality that until earlier today I thought was only accessible via command line. This includes an Upload/Download function (under the Tools drop-down menu).

Hope this helps, Good Luck.

PS. It is possible that this is a new addition to MineOS, I have no idea. If you dont reach it, and the port is open, you may need to update your mineos interface.


#9

You should not upload files as root, even if it’s from Webmin as it interferes with permissions and it one of the main causes of crashes and/or other weird things happening to the server. I would say login to webmin followed by adding a new webmin user (and selecting your ‘mc’ or other account if you’ve installed MineOS from scratch atop another distro) and then upload from webmin using that account is a much better (well, safer) option than with root.


Actually, it’s completely unrelated to MineOS, however it’s been there for as far as I can remember (2-3 years) lol


#10

Noted and done, Thanks for the tip!