How to setup Ubuntu

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Download Ubuntu and install with default settings.

Optional – manually partition hard drive with a swap partition:


Installing an additional hard drive, you will need to set it up to auto mount and give it a friendly name:


To activate Desktop Sharing (aka VNC):  Once logged in, log out and under the login settings, choose the Ubuntu 2D desktop.   TightVNC is a good vnc client for windows that works well with ubuntu. RealVNC is also good.


Once installed, configure samba for file sharing:

Optional: setup user and group permissions for samba:


Now configure DLNA.

See here for a comparison of programs:


Easiest setup is minidlna (but it doesn’t offer transcoding):


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