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Deaf Cat
2005-05-10, 04:32
Hiya,

Does anyone have a slimserver that will work on win98 ?

And if there is one somewhere would it work ok with a SB2 ?

I am sure I read on a site selling SB2 that win98 was supported I remember being rather pleased in that I could get a SB2 rather than a new machine. But tech support themselves say not anymore.....

Any suggestions much appreciated.

dean
2005-05-10, 08:38
SlimServer 6.0 removed official support for Win98 but it should still
work, although not as a Service (you'll still need to set it up as a
scheduled task).

Truth is that Win98 is a bad choice for any kind of server. I highly
recommend upgrading to Win2000, XP or Linux if at all possible.

-dean

On May 10, 2005, at 4:32 AM, Deaf Cat wrote:

>
> Hiya,
>
> Does anyone have a slimserver that will work on win98 ?
>
> And if there is one somewhere would it work ok with a SB2 ?
>
> I am sure I read on a site selling SB2 that win98 was supported I
> remember being rather pleased in that I could get a SB2 rather than a
> new machine. But tech support themselves say not anymore.....
>
> Any suggestions much appreciated.
>
>
> --
> Deaf Cat
>

jwgraves
2005-05-10, 09:45
Deaf cat,
I'm using SlimServer on a Windows ME machine with no problems at all. Only catch is I can't run it as a service, I have to start the app up, close it and leave server running.

John

Deaf Cat
2005-05-10, 14:30
Thats cool, not too far off the beeten track then, I was a bit worried for a while then.

Sorry new to this server stuff, can see I am going to have fun setting this network up for SB2.
What is run as a service and schedual task it.........please ?

I take it that it is best to have it as a service, is this achievable if I step up to win2000?
How different is Lunix, and is that easy to set up?

I know not much about pc's so simple is good for me.

Cheers

(Just been reading a bit about Lnuix and I think for me at this moment in time I may will go for the simple set up option of 98 or 2000 if this will give the service....)

Thanks in advance for amy more suggestions.

dean
2005-05-10, 14:40
On May 10, 2005, at 2:30 PM, Deaf Cat wrote:
> Thats cool, not too far off the beeten track then, I was a bit worried
> for a while then.
>
> Sorry new to this server stuff, can see I am going to have fun setting
> this network up for SB2.
> What is run as a service and schedual task it.........please ?
If you are running Win2000 or WinXP the installer will set it up as a
service automatically.

On windows 98, you'll need to use the Scheduled Tasks icon to
automatically start up the slim.exe at startup time.

> I take it that it is best to have it as a service, is this achievable
> if I step up to win2000?
> How different is Lunix, and is that easy to set up?
If you are running a RedHat or Fedora Linux, then you should be able
to install the RPM file pretty easily, once you have Linux up and
running.

-dean

John Gorst
2005-05-10, 14:43
Deaf Cat wrote:
> Thats cool, not too far off the beeten track then, I was a bit worried
> for a while then.
>
> Sorry new to this server stuff, can see I am going to have fun setting
> this network up for SB2.
> What is run as a service and schedual task it.........please ?

If you run it as a service then slimserver will load as soon as you
start the computer and, I believe, that if slimserver crashes then
windows will reload the service.

If you run it as a scheduled task then it will just load up as a regular
program. This is not much of a problem really as slimserver doesnt tend
to crash (cant remember the last time it happened)


> I take it that it is best to have it as a service, is this achievable
> if I step up to win2000?

Yes

> How different is Lunix, and is that easy to set up?

It is not too bad to install if you choose the right distribution but it
is very easy to get VERY frustrated at it if you are used to windows and
things jsut 'working'. However if you fancy a challenge it is worthwhile.

>
> I know not much about pc's so simple is good for me.

Probably best just stick with windows.
The other option would be to dual boot windows and linux until you are
happy just with your linux setup but that is another can of worms!

HTH

Deaf Cat
2005-05-11, 13:56
Wonderfull stuff,
nice to learn,
know roughly what I am up to now.

Thanks v much