I have followed these instructions to install postgresql and pgrouting on our ubuntu server:
I am working with united_kingdom.highway.osm, It all seemed to go ok.
I have pgAdminIII on my windows machine, and can connect to my postgresql db and I see the tables: geometry_columns, planet_osm_line, planet_osm_nodes, planet_osm_point, planet_osm_polygon, planet_osm_rels, planet_osm_roads, planet_osm_ways, spatial_ref_sys.
Now, I have not done anything with postgresql before, and I am looking for the simplest possible way of getting something out to show it is working, like finding the distance beween two uk points.
Any help appriciated