UPDATE: sucessfully(ish) got the newest Ubuntu (linux) to run on the server. i used a sepsrate hdd to install linux on to preserve the original XP server data. linux runs like absolute SHIT on the machine, since shitty HP compaq d530 does not actually SUPPORT linux for drivers. imagine how crappy a PC can run with no good drivers X2.. oh well who cares its just server dialog screen boxes anyway.
fucking linux is weird, imma have to learn all the different syntax and setup to make it work, but i have confidence it wont be impossible. HOPEFULLY when its all done we will have an MDD database defrag server!!
IF ANYONE IS GOOD @ LINUX CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY!! - HELP!! 0=)