Hi there. I am just getting my toes wet in the linux world and I have a question before I try switching distros.
I am currently running
[root@mtatb01 ~]# uname -a
Linux mtatb01.test.du.ae 2.6.9-34.ELsmp #1 SMP Fri Feb 24 16:54:53 EST 2006 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
my distro is Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 3)
actually i was given this server as it is. i didn't install red-hat myself. and there is other stuff that i do not need. and my main problem now is that i tried to install my required software (xampp) but other software already installed are conflicting xampp services like mysql, apatche and prpftp.
i tried to uninstall or stop any conflicting services that i don't want but i didn't manged. I even posted it in here in Expert-exchange but till now i didn't come to a solution below is my post:
I've decided to rebuild the server again.... i want to get rid of red hat and install clean version of ubuntu server. i already downloaded this iso image
1. Can I just install the new distro over the old distribution ? Is that all that is required.? or it does need more steps and configuration? please provide steps how to install on real server (not vmaware)
2. keeping in mind that my server is located far from my office. how can i insatll ubuntu remotely?