Step-by-step Installation Guide for Ubuntu

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Step 1: Install Ubuntu 10.04

http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Step 2: Install LAMP stack

Open the Terminal and install tasksel

sudo apt-get install tasksel

and then the LAMP stack:

sudo tasksel install lamp-server


This will run a gui install of the lamp stack.

'It will prompt you to set the root password for mysql - take note of it, you will need it in step 5.

Step 3: Install the additional PHP extensions

sudo apt-get install php5-curl php5-gd php5-intl php5-xmlrpc

restart apache for the installation to complete

sudo service apache2 restart

Step 4: Download Moodle

cd /var/www

sudo wget http://download.moodle.org/stable25/moodle-latest-25.tgz

sudo tar -zxf moodle-latest-25.tgz

sudo mkdir /var/moodledata

sudo chmod 777 /var/moodledata

sudo chmod 777 /var/www/moodle

Step 5: Create Moodle database

mysql -u root -p

You will be prompted for the mysql root password you have created in step 2

create database moodledb charset=utf8;

create user 'mdluser'@'localhost' identified by 'password';

grant all privileges on moodledb.* to 'mdluser'@'localhost';

\q

Step 6: Setup Moodle server

Open your browser and go to http://localhost/moodle

Follow the prompts selecting:

database type

Choose: mysqli

database settings

Host server: localhost

Database: moodledb

User: mdluser

Password: password

Tables Prefix: mdl_

environment checks

This will indicate if any elements required to run moodle haven't been installed.

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follow prompts and confirm installation

create a site administrator account

Create your moodle user account which will have site administrator permissions.

The password you select has to meet certain security requirements.

Installation Complete

Bravo! You can now start playing with moodle!