The main focus of this article is to get you setup with a solid Linux server and a streaming media application called Ampache. If you follow my guide verbatim, you will have exactly that. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Install Ubuntu. Go here and download the server edition of Ubuntu 7.10. The server edition is the one on the right hand side. Once you have it downloaded, burn the .iso file to a blank CD using the program of your liking.
Boot from the disc, and follow the options to install the operating system. Don’t specify any packages during the install, just stick to all of the default options.