Hi all, i have an old toshiba laptop, 1.13ghz 512 ram, xp pro, 20 gb hdd, external hd 160gb.
I was thinking about building a networked home server out of it to satisfy my uncurable curiosity, (basically to see if i can). Before i thought about recycling an old pc to do the job but didn't want the bulk of an atx tower in my coat cupboard. Then i remembered my wife's laptop that was basically resigned to the back of the cupboard once the novelty factor wore off and has been there ever since.
I thought that due to the size of this machine, built in screen and keyboard, fact that if the power went out the battery could support the machine for a good 4-5 hours without the screen flipped up, it would be perfect as a slimline home server i could stick just about anywhere. Has anyone used a laptop before as a server, what sort of obstacles can i expect, what would you guys recommend the os of choice to be for servers??
click here Sorry about pointing you to another forum, but it has most of the info you require. I am planning to use a P2 400Mhz using Smoothwall - if I ever get time off from the drudgery that is work.
Many thanks for that, posted before i had fully read your link. Already got the bootable cd done and raring to go, i will let you guys know how i get on, no doubt in the form of a posting in the helproom lol.