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Welcome reader.

First please note: This instructable can be done within a day, but a weekend is certainly recommended.

In this instructable I hope to teach you key skills involved with setting up and configuring a Linux Server. The knowledge used here can be applied to almost all PC architectures so if you don't own a Pi
(Why not dude?) or it's tied up in another project, any old or unused PC will work. In more detail the main skills taught will be:

  • Burning an ISO image to an SD for the Pi
  • Installing an OS
  • Setting up A web server
  • Setting up An SQL instance
  • Deploying a custom cloud network
  • Managing users for the cloud network
  • Setting up a SAMBA File sharing network, which will integrate into an established windows based home or office network
  • Controlling SAMBA users
  • Establishing a static IP whilst using a non-static IP internet connection
  • Using Webmin Console to install packages
  • Using Command line terminal to install packages
  • Carrying out basic commands such as rebooting (terminal)
  • Editing system files with Nano terminal based editor
  • Permanently mounting hard drives within the Linux file system table via webmin
  • Understanding the principal of the Port forwarding function on a home router
  • Setting up a web interfaced bit torrent manager
  • Being an overall IT nerd.

If you're interested then carry on reading. If not, give it a try; you may discover a new hobby.

As the above list demonstrates there's a lot to learn. I definitely feel this is a weekend project. I've followed this process several times and it takes a couple of days at least. Its good to take long breaks because your eyes may begin to become strained and you may suddenly become unenthusiastic about the whole thing.  This instructable offers functions of many different store purchasable products, such as:

The server we'll setup will cost far less than each of these services in the long run and only a fraction of the cost of the combined services. Setting up your own server is not only custom and cheap, its very rewarding. I will be a happy guy if somebody benefits from what this instructable contains or become inspired by what I have done. It took ages to plan and write this instructable. If you learn anything at all or feel this instructable is well written or well documented, please vote for me in the Weekend Projects Contest or the I could make that contest.

I would also like to point out that this is not a comprehensive tutorial on designing a server case. There are details of my case on step 3, however this guide is intended to be a comprehensive software tutorial. So if you get stuck or feel a step isn't too clear, just let me know and i'll be happy to help.

A few tips: Because this takes more than one day, don't just fall asleep and forget what you were planing on doing next. Instead have a pile f post-it notes. This way before you ZzZzzzz... you can jot down anything that needs doing during the next session. I had loads. All over the walls, floors, chairs, desks - you name it! Okay slight exaggeration, but on a serious note they do help. I did use a full stack.  Another tip would be to follow the steps on order. Don't just think "Hmm I like the sound of my own cloud network lets do that first!" The steps are in such an order that each before is most likely required for the current, if that makes sense. Just stick to the order, it'll make life easier. A final tip: don't be limited to what is taught here. Do Think of this as a base for inspiration. Adding more services such as those listed on the turnkey website is easily done using the search APT function within the Webmin Package manager.

Okay, Confused? Then let's learn...


 Caution! This instructable contains 30 steps. Proceed at your own risk. 

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BrianF428 days ago

I tried this on a Pi B+ model and nothing... not even a twitch... Will not boot or do anything. Ethernet lights are out and it just sits there.

Tried 2 different class 10 cards and using a 2a power supply..

Anyone else have this issue?

ChuyA BrianF419 days ago

It booted with me once, but then when it got to the first question, "Enter your password" it froze and hasn't booted since.

BrianF4 ChuyA19 days ago

It sucks because this is the only Howto I found that tells you how to setup both a web AND file server on the same Pi.

ChuyA BrianF412 days ago
Since I last commented, I created a usable image for us and whoever needs it. I will comment back once I extract my image. Should be this weekend.
BrianF4 ChuyA12 days ago

Thank you!!

ChuyA BrianF42 days ago

Okay, I finally finished. Please test this out and let me know if it works for you.

raf802 BrianF42 days ago

I had the same issue. I opened the config txt file on the sd card and removed the # on the first option (hdmi safe mode) and I got it working.

raf802 raf8022 days ago

And I have just found that it does not recognise any input device -.-

vevector3 days ago

Thanks for the great guide, really simple to follow through, although some errors! I had a lot of trouble getting the onCloud service to work, so some refinement might be needed there, and you forgot to mention the extraction of the NoPI package before the cd.

Also, at the beginning you instructed us to ignore the SSL/ HTTPS warning in our browser, saying we would fix that later, however you never returned to the topic. Can you recommend any web sources for info about this?

El_Axelinio12 days ago

is anyone else having problems with adding the Samba share to a next work drive?
im gettin windows cannot access \\(my servers man)\(share mane).
dose anyone have any ideas why?
everything else is working like a dream, just not this.

(my servers name)*
(share name)*

dev1311 days ago

Nice, well written article.

I tried to follow the steps, went upto step6, and the Pi B+ I have (installing OS)

B+ does not recognise the keyboard at all...I am stuck at enter password screen.

payte1 month ago

I did this instructable and it was great!

One question: Does anyone know how to update owncloud after finishing this instructable? The version on webmin (for me) is 4.0.4 (I think) and I wanted to update to 7.0.2 so I could add more apps. Please help!

Thank you!

jmenezes payte13 days ago

Try "sudo apt-get update owncloud" with out the quotation marks of course and then type your login/admin password and you should be set. If not then use "sudo apt-get update owncloud-server" Make sure to kill the instance of owncloud first!

Good luck! :)

Hi all, I'm having a couple of problems with the install late in the game.....

1. I can't get Transmission to work; I've got it installed on the Pi, I've got everything configured, but when I try and upload a file from my laptop to the Pi using the Transmission web GUI, nothing uploads and I eventually get an error message saying that the file couldn't be uploaded. I've got it listening on port 51413 and it's listed as Open, and I've got port forwarding checked, both in the Settings --> Network tab.

2. I've got the NoIP software installed on the Pi, but when I try to go to, nothing happens and I get an error message saying the webpage isn't available.

I'm so close/within spitting distance of having everything up and running and I don't want to quit now. If anyone's got any ideas on what I'm doing wrong/how to fix it, it'd be greatly appreciated!

More information:

1. I made sure to chmod 777 the target download folder, still didn't do anything as far as Transmission success.

2. When I tried uploading a file from my laptop to my Pi using qBittorrent, I got the following message:

09/09/2014 09:26:35 - Unable to decode torrent file: '/tmp/qBT-XM7094.torrent'

09/09/2014 09:26:35 - This file is either corrupted or this isn't a torrent.

Am I just trying to transfer plain old files when they should be a different type? I've tried moving .jpgs, .odts, etc.

Whelp, I made a 'test' file, Test.torrent, and tried uploading that, but still no go........

Some progress: I dl'd the torrent for OpenOffice to my laptop and then used both qBittorrent and Transmission to try uploading that to my Pi; a download/transfer progress bar showed up on both, but it just hung and nothing else happened/didn't actually download to my Pi. So I think I've got at least my initial problem with file type solved.

Try WinSCP to transfer your files to the Pi =)

Kind Regards

gswaney14 days ago

Great guide!! One thing I did notice, after you instruct to wget the no-ip tarball, there's no instructions on untarring it. It goes from wget into cd'ing into the folder.

TomG318 days ago

Hi guys, I'm having an issue with my Segate 2TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 (externally powered hardrive). It is detected on the Pi but wiill not show up when trying to add it on the webmin interface:

[ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpu [ 0.000000] Linux version 3.2.27+ (dc4@dc4-arm-01) (gcc version 4.7.2 20120731 (prerelease) (crosstool-NG linaro-1.13.1+bzr2458 - Linaro GCC 2012.08) ) #250 PREEMPT Thu Oct 18 19:03:02 BST 2012 [ 0.000000] CPU: ARMv6-compatible processor [410fb767] revision 7 (ARMv7), cr=00c5387d [ 0.000000] CPU: PIPT / VIPT nonaliasing data cache, VIPT nonaliasing instruction cache [ 0.000000] Machine: BCM2708 [ 0.000000] Memory policy: ECC disabled, Data cache writeback [ 0.000000] On node 0 totalpages: 49152 [ 0.000000] free_area_init_node: node 0, pgdat c050db28, node_mem_map c05b6000 [ 0.000000] Normal zone: 384 pages used for memmap [ 0.000000] Normal zone: 0 pages reserved [ 0.000000] Normal zone: 48768 pages, LIFO batch:15 [ 0.000000] pcpu-alloc: s0 r0 d32768 u32768 alloc=1*32768 [ 0.000000] pcpu-alloc: [0] 0 [ 0.000000] Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on. Total pages: 48768 [ 0.000000] Kernel command line: dma.dmachans=0x7f35 bcm2708_fb.fbwidth=656 bcm2708_fb.fbheight=416 bcm2708.boardrev=0x2 bcm2708.serial=0xec6c17f4 smsc95xx.macaddr=B8:27:EB:6C:17:F4 sdhci-bcm2708.emmc_clock_freq=100000000 vc_mem.mem_base=0xc000000 vc_mem.mem_size=0x10000000 dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=ttyAMA0,115200 kgdboc=ttyAMA0,115200 console=tty1 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext4 elevator=deadline rootwait [ 0.000000] PID hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) [ 0.000000] Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes) [ 0.000000] Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes) [ 0.000000] Memory: 192MB = 192MB total [ 0.000000] Memory: 188976k/188976k available, 7632k reserved, 0K highmem [ 0.000000] Virtual kernel memory layout: [ 0.000000] vector : 0xffff0000 - 0xffff1000 ( 4 kB) [ 0.000000] fixmap : 0xfff00000 - 0xfffe0000 ( 896 kB) [ 0.000000] vmalloc : 0xcc800000 - 0xe8000000 ( 440 MB) [ 0.000000] lowmem : 0xc0000000 - 0xcc000000 ( 192 MB) [ 0.000000] modules : 0xbf000000 - 0xc0000000 ( 16 MB) [ 0.000000] .text : 0xc0008000 - 0xc04c0e78 (4836 kB) [ 0.000000] .init : 0xc04c1000 - 0xc04e0b10 ( 127 kB) [ 0.000000] .data : 0xc04e2000 - 0xc050e1c0 ( 177 kB) [ 0.000000] .bss : 0xc050e1e4 - 0xc05b5128 ( 668 kB) [ 0.000000] NR_IRQS:330 [ 0.000000] sched_clock: 32 bits at 1000kHz, resolution 1000ns, wraps every 4294967ms [ 0.000000] timer_set_mode: unhandled mode:1 [ 0.000000] timer_set_mode: unhandled mode:3 [ 0.000000] Console: colour dummy device 80x30 [ 0.000000] console [tty1] enabled [ 0.000947] Calibrating delay loop... 697.95 BogoMIPS (lpj=3489792) [ 0.060150] pid_max: default: 32768 minimum: 301 [ 0.060626] Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 [ 0.061117] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuacct [ 0.061210] Initializing cgroup subsys devices [ 0.061247] Initializing cgroup subsys freezer [ 0.061278] Initializing cgroup subsys blkio [ 0.061422] CPU: Testing write buffer coherency: ok [ 0.061771] hw perfevents: enabled with v6 PMU driver, 3 counters available [ 0.062983] devtmpfs: initialized [ 0.073399] NET: Registered protocol family 16 [ 0.074091] bcm2708.uart_clock = 0 [ 0.075708] hw-breakpoint: found 6 breakpoint and 1 watchpoint registers. [ 0.075766] hw-breakpoint: maximum watchpoint size is 4 bytes. [ 0.075805] mailbox: Broadcom VideoCore Mailbox driver [ 0.075910] bcm2708_vcio: mailbox at f200b880 [ 0.076015] bcm_power: Broadcom power driver [ 0.076054] bcm_power_open() -> 0 [ 0.076080] bcm_power_request(0, 8) [ 0.576758] bcm_mailbox_read -> 00000080, 0 [ 0.576797] bcm_power_request -> 0 [ 0.576822] Serial: AMBA PL011 UART driver [ 0.576980] dev:f1: ttyAMA0 at MMIO 0x20201000 (irq = 83) is a PL011 rev3 [ 0.886656] console [ttyAMA0] enabled [ 0.912161] bio: create slab at 0 [ 0.917392] SCSI subsystem initialized [ 0.921384] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs [ 0.927112] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub [ 0.932701] usbcore: registered new device driver usb [ 0.938754] Switching to clocksource stc [ 0.943001] FS-Cache: Loaded [ 0.946184] CacheFiles: Loaded [ 0.962904] NET: Registered protocol family 2 [ 0.967733] IP route cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes) [ 0.975804] TCP established hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes) [ 0.983302] TCP bind hash table entries: 8192 (order: 3, 32768 bytes) [ 0.989944] TCP: Hash tables configured (established 8192 bind 8192) [ 0.996366] TCP reno registered [ 0.999536] UDP hash table entries: 256 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) [ 1.005449] UDP-Lite hash table entries: 256 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) [ 1.012238] NET: Registered protocol family 1 [ 1.017424] RPC: Registered named UNIX socket transport module. [ 1.023548] RPC: Registered udp transport module. [ 1.028272] RPC: Registered tcp transport module. [ 1.033023] RPC: Registered tcp NFSv4.1 backchannel transport module. [ 1.039768] bcm2708_dma: DMA manager at cc808000 [ 1.044568] bcm2708_gpio: bcm2708_gpio_probe c04e9c18 [ 1.050027] vc-mem: phys_addr:0x00000000 mem_base=0x0c000000 mem_size:0x10000000(256 MiB) [ 1.059325] audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled) [ 1.064876] type=2000 audit(0.750:1): initialized [ 1.180998] VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.2 [ 1.185244] Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes) [ 1.192780] FS-Cache: Netfs 'nfs' registered for caching [ 1.199046] msgmni has been set to 369 [ 1.204919] io scheduler noop registered [ 1.208889] io scheduler deadline registered (default) [ 1.214333] io scheduler cfq registered [ 1.232853] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 82x26 [ 1.245139] kgdb: Registered I/O driver kgdboc. [ 1.261499] brd: module loaded [ 1.271792] loop: module loaded [ 1.277986] vcos: [1]: vchiq_init_state: slot_zero = 0xffd80000, is_master = 0 [ 1.287717] vcos: [1]: vchiq_init_state: called [ 1.295404] vcos: [1]: vchiq: initialised - version 2 (min 2), device 252.0 [ 1.305415] usbcore: registered new interface driver smsc95xx [ 1.313520] cdc_ncm: 04-Aug-2011 [ 1.319058] usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_ncm [ 1.327002] dwc_otg: version 3.00a 10-AUG-2012 (platform bus) [ 1.540119] Core Release: 2.80a [ 1.545543] Setting default values for core params [ 1.552472] Finished setting default values for core params [ 1.765429] Using Buffer DMA mode [ 1.770848] Periodic Transfer Interrupt Enhancement - disabled [ 1.778843] Multiprocessor Interrupt Enhancement - disabled [ 1.786572] OTG VER PARAM: 0, OTG VER FLAG: 0 [ 1.793125] Dedicated Tx FIFOs mode [ 1.798944] dwc_otg: Microframe scheduler enabled [ 1.798998] dwc_otg bcm2708_usb: DWC OTG Controller [ 1.806204] dwc_otg bcm2708_usb: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1 [ 1.815858] dwc_otg bcm2708_usb: irq 32, io mem 0x00000000 [ 1.823613] Init: Port Power? op_state=1 [ 1.829662] Init: Power Port (0) [ 1.835168] usb usb1: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0002 [ 1.844236] usb usb1: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1 [ 1.853680] usb usb1: Product: DWC OTG Controller [ 1.860537] usb usb1: Manufacturer: Linux 3.2.27+ dwc_otg_hcd [ 1.868459] usb usb1: SerialNumber: bcm2708_usb [ 1.876041] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found [ 1.881931] hub 1-0:1.0: 1 port detected [ 1.888675] dwc_otg: FIQ enabled [ 1.888694] dwc_otg: NAK holdoff enabled [ 1.888716] Module dwc_common_port init [ 1.889058] usbcore: registered new interface driver uas [ 1.896553] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver... [ 1.903783] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage [ 1.911861] USB Mass Storage support registered. [ 1.918817] usbcore: registered new interface driver libusual [ 1.927110] mousedev: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice [ 1.935699] bcm2835-cpufreq: min=700000 max=700000 cur=700000 [ 1.941558] bcm2835-cpufreq: switching to governor powersave [ 1.949361] bcm2835-cpufreq: switching to governor powersave [ 1.957236] cpuidle: using governor ladder [ 1.965373] cpuidle: using governor menu [ 1.971306] sdhci: Secure Digital Host Controller Interface driver [ 1.979502] sdhci: Copyright(c) Pierre Ossman [ 1.986107] sdhci: Enable low-latency mode [ 1.992159] bcm_power_open() -> 1 [ 1.997684] Registered led device: mmc0:: [ 1.999151] mmc0: SDHCI controller on BCM2708_Arasan [platform] using platform's DMA [ 2.010972] mmc0: BCM2708 SDHC host at 0x20300000 DMA 2 IRQ 77 [ 2.019131] sdhci-pltfm: SDHCI platform and OF driver helper [ 2.028327] Registered led device: led0 [ 2.028724] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid [ 2.036485] usbhid: USB HID core driver [ 2.051263] TCP cubic registered [ 2.056788] Initializing XFRM netlink socket [ 2.065377] NET: Registered protocol family 17 [ 2.074096] Registering the dns_resolver key type [ 2.083121] Indeed it is in host mode hprt0 = 00021501 [ 2.092564] VFP support v0.3: implementor 41 architecture 1 part 20 variant b rev 5 [ 2.123312] registered taskstats version 1 [ 2.129703] drivers/rtc/hctosys.c: unable to open rtc device (rtc0) [ 2.147612] mmc0: new SDHC card at address 8fe4 [ 2.154979] Waiting for root device /dev/mmcblk0p2... [ 2.173437] mmcblk0: mmc0:8fe4 SD08G 7.40 GiB [ 2.182048] mmcblk0: p1 p2 [ 2.322799] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 2 using dwc_otg [ 2.331719] Indeed it is in host mode hprt0 = 00001101 [ 2.347876] EXT4-fs (mmcblk0p2): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null) [ 2.372822] VFS: Mounted root (ext4 filesystem) on device 179:2. [ 2.405904] devtmpfs: mounted [ 2.412075] Freeing init memory: 124K [ 2.583126] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0424, idProduct=9512 [ 2.592269] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0 [ 2.602876] hub 1-1:1.0: USB hub found [ 2.610039] hub 1-1:1.0: 3 ports detected [ 2.893215] usb 1-1.1: new high-speed USB device number 3 using dwc_otg [ 3.003449] usb 1-1.1: New USB device found, idVendor=0424, idProduct=ec00 [ 3.017749] usb 1-1.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0 [ 3.031686] smsc95xx v1.0.4 [ 3.098375] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0: eth0: register 'smsc95xx' at usb-bcm2708_usb-1.1, smsc95xx USB 2.0 Ethernet, b8:27:eb:6c:17:f4 [ 3.213108] usb 1-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 4 using dwc_otg [ 3.345539] usb 1-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=0bc2, idProduct=3320 [ 3.355398] usb 1-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=2, Product=3, SerialNumber=1 [ 3.365378] usb 1-1.3: Product: Expansion Desk [ 3.372875] usb 1-1.3: Manufacturer: Seagate [ 3.379584] usb 1-1.3: SerialNumber: NA4N0DB4 [ 3.402918] scsi0 : uas [ 3.408273] blk_queue_max_segments: set to minimum 1 [ 3.419230] scsi 0:0:0:0: data in urb submission failure [ 3.427099] scsi 0:0:0:0: data in urb submission failure [ 4.130719] udevd[138]: starting version 175 [ 24.392799] scsi 0:0:0:0: uas_eh_abort_handler tag -1 [ 24.402225] scsi 0:0:0:0: uas_eh_device_reset_handler tag -1 [ 24.410207] scsi 0:0:0:0: uas_eh_target_reset_handler tag -1 [ 24.418242] scsi 0:0:0:0: uas_eh_bus_reset_handler tag -1 [ 24.433133] usb 1-1.3: URB BAD STATUS -71 [ 24.512971] usb 1-1.3: reset high-speed USB device number 4 using dwc_otg [ 24.654722] scsi 0:0:0:0: Device offlined - not ready after error recovery [ 42.354545] EXT4-fs (mmcblk0p2): re-mounted. Opts: (null) [ 42.833502] EXT4-fs (mmcblk0p2): re-mounted. Opts: (null) [ 43.592574] bcm2835 ALSA card created! [ 43.607081] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 43.618202] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 43.628850] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 43.637006] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 43.645719] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 43.653733] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 43.661493] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 43.791453] device-mapper: ioctl: 4.22.0-ioctl (2011-10-19) initialised: [ 52.825865] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0: eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x45E1 [ 70.572622] Adding 102396k swap on /var/swap. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:102396k SS

Thanks in advance


Nitedude28 days ago

Why not use SSH instead of shell?

sailinghome1 month ago

I think the turnkey image only works with 4GB SD cards as I could not get it to work at all on any other sizes. Instead, I used the card I had and installed a vanilla rasbian image, updated it, and then followed the instructions on this page to make the modifications for the turnkey install (

zachtownes1 month ago

Awesome Instructable, Made this project and Love it. I was looking for a nice solution for a home server and this turned out awesome. Only Downfall...I am currently using the RPi cable tied to the hard drive. I'm trying to find a nice case like what you have set up and I'm not seeing anything of the sort. Was yours a custom job or was it something you found?

jed.chaos1 month ago

Everything was cool up until this point. Now I can't go any further. After performing this step I just get session closed. Typing: nano /etc/hosts doesn't do anything. Please help.

Fixed, I hooked up the monitor and keyboard to the Pi again. I escaped from the blue appliances menu and entered command line mode, where I was able to login using "root" and "mypassword". From here I could enter the "nano /etc/hosts" menu and change from "core" to "mynewname". Once doing this I was able to login again via ShellInABox.

bonyango2 months ago

This is an awesome tutorial!

Can anyone one point me to a tutorial that makes cloud/NAS server + media server in one project using pi? Thanks./

SammyS12 months ago

AWSOME write up ........just one thing missing a media server, is there a way to add a media server in this, like subsonic ... if yes please share how .....

bonyango SammyS12 months ago

I would also like to know this

Payback032 months ago

My first instructable and I started with a great one. DrWilson provided excellent directions and a solid start on using my RPi. I look forward to adding diffrent options and playing around with OwnCloud!

diy_bloke2 months ago

After running without problems for a long time, suddenly Shellinabox doesnt recognize/accept my password anymore. Still can log in through Webmin so the password is ok.
When i make new user with a known password or even without a password, the problem still persistst. Anybody having any idea what is wrong?

HasanA2 months ago

it took me 3 days, literally 3 hours :D to make my own server using your guide. awesome and hard work here man.

i have samba, utorrent and owncloud on my pi.

great love and respect from me, thanks alot man

snowbeen2 months ago

how do i install webmin?

rjanssen21 year ago
To fix the session closed after the prompt login, you need to change /etc/hosts.
Enter the following:
nano /etc/hosts
Then change the core in the line to your hostname.

Hey man, I'm having the same problem but how do I get to

nano /etc/hosts

as I can't log into shell in a box?


Hey Elliot, did you fix it? I'm having the same problem you are (hopefully were).

do it on the pi

DrWilson (author)  rjanssen21 year ago
Thanks for that! I'll edit that in (with credit of course!)
Glad to be of help!
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