Rowan's picture

I'm pretty much a total novice in running my own Linux server, although of course my ISP where I develop and host several web sites runs Linux and Apache. I now need to set up a small web server of my own and am looking for a way that minimises the learning curve. I found Turnkey which sounds as if it might be a good solution. I like the sound of "deploy in minutes"!

I'm now trying to install the LAMP version of Turnkey onto a bare metal PC (an old PC that I've got lying around). When I've downloaded the ISO image and blown it to a CDROM, what do I do next? Where do I find some documentation or tutorial that will talk me through this?

Once I've got this working and convinced myself that it does what I need, I will move the system to a small fanless/diskless PC, so this is a "dry run" for the real installation.

Thanks - Rowan

Liraz Siri's picture

The installation process is self explanatory. Stick in the CD in the tray, boot your system and follow the instructions. Hundreds of thousands have done it before you. It only takes a few minutes. I can't recall anyone complaining that its too complicated. Worst case scenario if you screw something up just start over and re-install from scratch.
Jeremy Davis's picture

Like Liraz says. Jump in and see how you go. If you hit any snags you should find plenty of info on here to get you going, But worst case scenario, don't be scared to ask. It's pretty friendly here and whilst I'm still no Linux whizz, I'm always happy to try to help out and usually can at least give some ideas on where to find more info if I can't help directly.

Rowan's picture

Thanks for your encouraging replies. I'll get started!


Kenneth Wyrick's picture

I am using a development cloud hosting site.

The OS is provisioned into a KVM from a list of OS including debian

I have provisioned 8core 8gig mem to use.

I'd like to install the tk lxc via ssh 

Yes I realize virtualization multiple instances inside of a single KVM is not the most efficient way to provision resources. This is a proof of concept that I aim to utilized in a workshop training session.

so far, on the above system:

I've added the package repository and installed tkpatch

Is there documentation on how I could install lxc with the ability to deploy multiple tk apps?

Now I'm searching for how to install various tk apps 


Jeremy Davis's picture

If you're already running on KVM, then rather than trying to tweak an existing OS, why not just install our LXC host appliance?

Having said that, it should totally be possible to run our LXC templates on vanilla LXC but I don't have the experience with it to be able to guide you. I've only worked with LXC via our host appliance, and Proxmox.

Kenneth Wyrick's picture

Thank you very much for replying.

It's a matter of finding a step by step proceedure specific to installing lxc on a running debian instance.

who knows maybe i can still figure it out. otherwise i just do individual installs. come to think of it that might be a problem to.


Jeremy Davis's picture

I understand now, you are limited to what base instances you can launch.

So yeah, in theory, you should be able to make it work, but I'm probably not that much help to you. FWIW perhaps if you look at the build code of our LXC appliance that might give you some hints? Whilst we customise things a bit, we still work from a Debian base, so it should be possible. You could probably pull in some of our helper scripts which may assist?

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