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I have a drupal install on ubuntu that has a functioning website on it. When it was setup it was setup to be able to run multiple websites from the installation. This was done by a contractor that we are no longer able to get in contact with.

How do I establish the second website in the durpal installation.
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Your description is too vague, and this could be done in too many different ways to provide you an answer.  Your best bet is to find yourself a web developer/sysadmin who can come in and analyze what you have, and take it from there.  
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in the /var/www/durpal6 directory I have a directory called site1.

I have read where copying the default.settings.php file to a folder called site2.com and accessing www.site2.com that I can configure the new site.

I get a web page wanting to install drupal. Is this correct? Do I need to install drupal again?
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Websites just don't work that way.  The first thing that controls the resolution of a name to IP is DNS.  From there apache has to be configured either to have a vhost that will serve up content for a particular name.  None of these things have anything to do with drupal.  Last but not least, drupal stores its content in a database.   There are also htaccess files that have mod rewrite rules in them and any number of other configuration questions.

Plainly speaking, no you can't just copy a bunch of files from one drupal install to another and get a 2nd website up.  Copyiing files and changing the config and doing a bunch of other things could be *part* of the answer, but if you don't know what you're doing, it's also a good way to waste your time at best, and corrupt or screw up your existing drupal database at worst.
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Wasn't all that difficult.

Create a database for site2

Make a directory called site2.com

In the site2.com directory - copy the default.settings.php file to the folder as settings.php and create a directory called files.

Give write access to the file and folder in site2.com

Set DNS for www.sie2.com to point to the server with the drupal install.

Open a browser and go to www.site2.com.

Install and configure drupal to access the created database.

Configure the website in durpal.
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Forgot to add. Both sites are up and functioning on the same durpal server.
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