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Turn Tonido into a LAMP Server in a Jiffy

Apr 13, 2010, 14:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"While TonidoPlug is a great personal server as it is, you can teach it a few neat tricks. For example, how about turning your TonidoPlug into a fully-fledged server running the MySQL/PHP stack? There are two ways to do that. Since TonidoPlug is powered by Ubuntu Linux, you can install the required packages and configure them yourself. But if this DIY approach is not your cup of tea, a custom LAMP image for TonidoPlug can do the trick with a minimum of fuss. While it’s not free, this solution offers a quick and easy way to convert your TonidoPlug into a LAMP server complete with a few handy server management tools. Based on Ubuntu 9.04, the custom image comes with the Apache 2 Web server, the MySQL 5.0.5 database server, and PHP 5.2.6 – all preconfigured and ready to run without any additional tweaking. In addition to that the image comes with the excellent Webmin server management package, the phpMyAdmin tool for managing MySQL databases, and the Webalizer statistics stacker. The image includes the Tonido software, too, so you can still use your TonidoPlug as a Tonido server.

"Converting TonidoPlug into a LAMP server using the custom image is not particularly difficult, and it requires two things: the image itself and a USB stick (the larger the capacity, the better). The first step is to prepare the USB stick. Plug it into your machine, run the mount command, and note the name of the USB device (it should be something like sdb1 or similar). Unmount then the USB stick, and use the following command to format it (replace sdb1 with the actual device name):"

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