Re: Linux for Network Attached Storage?
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 12:56:29 -0500
"Andy Turner" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I have an old PC. Rather underpowered to run Windows XP, but I figured
> it's more than powerful enough to run as a file server, if I could
> find a dedicated lightweight OS for it. Is there an install of Linux
> that would help me turn an old PC into a NAS box? The PC I'm currently
> thinking of is an old P200 with 64mb RAM, though it's more of a
> general question really - I might be able to throw more hardware at
> Of course, being a Windows person, I'd want the storage to NTFS, if
> that's possible.
As a windoze person you miss many points:
The file system is separated from the network access, using NTFS on a Linux
system is a kludge at best. Micro$loth does not release the technical
details of the NTFS.
A P200 with 64K is plenty especially if you don't use GUI.
Your biggest problem is it requires you to stop and learn what a computer
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