https:// First you should know that both Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server by default have resolvconf installed and activated.
Resolvconf provides a framework for dynamically updating the /etc/file in an orderly and reversible way.
James’ original guide is getting on a bit now, having being written at the start of 2011.
It focused entirely on using Fedora 12, but Amahi has now been ported to Ubuntu.
If you need to make a USB drive that will boot on a Mac, check out the Ubuntu documentation.
Once you’ve got your copy of Ubuntu ready you’re good to go, turn on your soon-to-be server and ensure that USB boot is enabled in your BIOS (see here for newer UEFI Windows 8 machine instructions).
If you want to disable the resolvconf mechanism for updating and just use a static file, do the following. This is especially likely if you have been playing around with its configuration files without really understanding how resolvconf and Network Manager work.
For background information, please read the resolvconf documentation and Stéphane Graber's blog post.
I’m going to be using version 12.04 LTS, which will be supported until at least April 2017 (LTS stands for long-term support).One benefit the laptop does have, however, is a battery which will act as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) should the power fail.Limitations and USB transfer speeds aside, the laptop is not being used for anything at all at the moment and so some use is better than no use at all.Ubuntu is also a good choice for this laptop, as if I ever need to “do” anything with it then there’s a usable Linux distro installed, ready to go.If you’re eyeing up your old PC as a potential Amahi home server, then make sure you’ve got the following specifications covered: Note: Amahi requires a clean Ubuntu install, and will not necessarily work with an existing Ubuntu install.