I finally did it! The new server has all the parts that used to be in my old gaming machine, but it has the same HDDs as before (because I’m too lazy and cheap to get it a 1 TB SATA drive and image it from the old drives). For some reason, one of the NICs on the motherboard is present in the OS and activated in the BIOS but doesn’t light up when a network cable is inserted. Oh, well; it has two, so it’s no big deal. It also decided not to keep its network settings after a reboot, so I put the dhclient command in the /etc/init.d/rc.local file. Everything works now. There’s a possibility that this will also be a TF2 server in the near future.
New-old server specs:
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
- ROG Crosshair II Formula Motherboard
- 2 GB DDR2 667 RAM
- 10 GB 5400rpm OS drive
- 80 GB 7200rpm Data Drive
- 430W Antec Earthwatts 80 Plus PSU
I’ll definitely be posting to the blog a lot more now that the server won’t hang every time I publish a post!