well, I'm not totally dummy, but Virtualmin is going to convince me that I'm a stupid man :(
I'm not a totally computer newbie I easily found my way in any programming language and so on. So I decided to learn how to manage a VPS. Obviously I wouldn't like to spend money to buy a program just for learning, that can be done later on.
Browsing the net I've found Virtualmin and it seemed to me a very interesting program, so I installed it on my Ubuntu 8.04 LTS by install.sh... I wasn't able to use it! I searched help in the documentation, but there I've found more problems... I'm sure I wasn't able to find the right document, but everything I've read was 'strange': some documents refer to option that I'm not able to find in my Virtualmin other documents gave me instructions that resulted in other problems and so on...
Well, I decided to uninstall (same script with the --uninstall option) Virtualmin and I installed something easier for a dummy, but it was too easy, too insufficient. I reinstalled Virtualmin. It didn't work any more: ".. your system is not ready for use by Virtualmin." I tried to follow the instruction but without any success. I wasn't able to use mySql, because it didn't recognise me and so on.
So I decided to re-uninstall Virtualmin and to uninstall Apache, mySql etc. and to let a new installation of Virtualmin to the work itself.
Surprise! The new installation was totally different from the first two! Now I don't have any more at the top of the left frame the options Virtualmin/Webmin and the all menu is different! And, when trying to get rid of the always present ".. your system is not ready for use by Virtualmin." I click on "Webmin index" on the top of the main (right) frame (or "<- Return to Index") the left one replicates!
Reading the documentation and the forum I think that Virtualmin is a useful program, so really I would like to understan how to use it.
Can someone help me to exit from this frustrated situation? Is there a "Step by step tutorial for DUMMIES"?
Thank you very much.