I had a box I wasn’t using anymore and converted it to an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, because I wanted to try to create my own Mastodon Instance for my extended family.
I have been slowly trying to create a new instance using a few tutorials I found online. First I tried one using docker (https://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-install-mastodon-social-network-with-docker-on-ubuntu-1804/amp/) and when that failed I thought I’d try following a few, mostly identical, tutorials for setting up without docker. No luck on either end, and, although I’m learning a lot, I think I’m going to have to start over from scratch.
Any pointers on how to start, whether to go with docker or not, and a good guide (written for a newb)?