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Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by eightace, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. eightace macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2012
    I am new to this but not to computer networking or OS X however I think I have bitten off more than I can chew.

    I purchased an HP proliant NL40 and want to put my Iphoto library and itunes library on it and run squeezebox and maybe an IRC client.

    I have no monitor now I use an iMac and have had very little success in finding step by step guides for newbies. Anyone able to suggest a distro or an easy network install? Is OS X server best for my needs?


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  2. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    Wasn't the HP Miniserver supposed to use HP's customized version of Windows Home Server 2003? That included some Apple specific features, as I recall.

    Outside of that, you probably won't have an easy time getting Lion Server to work without a monitor on the system you are trying to set it up on. Perhaps there's some Linux distros that are designed for that purpose. I think those little HPs have something of a following, so I'd imagine there's a forum or website specific to them you might want to try and Google.

    I hope this helps get you going in the right direction.
  3. dimme macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2007
    SF, CA
    I pretty sure you are going to need a monitor for initial setup. Once your running you will not need it.As far as software goes I think you should stick with WHS 2011, Ubuntu or Amahi.

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