I've got an old dual pentium 3 1ghz, 2GB 133MHz SDRAM machine that needs restoring.
It's got 3-4 terabytes worth of music, movies, family photos and misc stuff. At the moment it's lying dormant with windows home server 2007 on a corrupted OS hard drive. It's filled with shadow copies but it's already backed up.
I need a good OS to hold a FTP server, and something easy to use as a backup server too for my dad's PCs, or maybe backup via internet.
I have no knowledge of networking. An easy to follow tutorial would be very helpful.
I was thinking of running linux on it. Any good distros that won't give me PAE errors or other difficulties? I am using Linux Mint on my laptop and loving it but I need a version for this old non PAE pentium 3.
I don't want to go back to windows server, even though it was comfortable to use, I think linux would suit it better and gives me the option to run a FTP server.