Install Sarge i386 Netinst dated 9 Nov 2003. The ISO image was
Simply boot from CD-ROM by going into the boot device menu (F12).
Choose English (USA)--choosing Australia resulted in bad keyboard.
There is no DHCP set up on the local network so set up a static
network. Choose sarge as the mirror. Partition the 80GB disk into
10GB ext3 for /, 65GB ext3 for /home, and 5GB for
swap. Choose LILO (but should have chosen GRUB). Reboot.
Now configure with GMT, Australia/ACT, using Shadow Passwords. Create
Root and User accounts. For apt choose the http US mirrors.kernel.org.
For configuring exim choose togaware.com, smarthost
Problems included DHCP failing and requiring the user to skip menus
over to the set static network choice. The hostname remained localhost
and had to be reset later. The clock was really not GMT but I said it
was because I want it to be.
Now install wajig, ssh, emacs21, less, and most. Set up visudo for
wajig usage by users. Replace LILO with Grub using
# grub-install /dev/hda
# wajig remove lilo
Add update-grub to /etc/kernel-img.conf:
postinst_hook = /sbin/update-grub
postrm_hook = /sbin/update-grub
and then install kernel-image-2.4.22-1-686. Correct the host name:
hostname modern; emacs /etc/hostname. Install ntp-simple to regularly
check the time against a network time server (e.g., ntp.togaware.com).
Also install ntpdate to initially set the time at boot time. Set up
ssh scp athens:.ssh/id_dsa .ssh/ and scp
athens:.ssh/authorized_keys2 .ssh/authorized_keys. Copy setup files
.bashrc .bash_profile .emacs .emacs-custom .emacs-kayon .xsession
Copy sources.list; wajig update; wajig dist-upgrade Get X Windows
Working with the nVidia card. Install x-window-system gnome gdm
gdm-themes cinepaint xine-ui.
Get X Windows working. It had an unknown chipset (82865G) so move to
xserver-xfree86 4.3.0-0pre1v4 from experimental. 8 bit worked, but
from the BIOS be sure to set the graphic memory to report 16MB (not
1MB) and then 24 bit works!
To get the usb mouse working modprobe usb-uhci (or
uhci-hcd in the 2.6 kernels) did the trick! With
installed the appropriate kernel modules will be
Install x-window-system gnome gdm gdm-themes cinepaint xine-ui. Get
DVD stuff working: create /dvd, edit /etc/fstab to reflect,
ln /dev/dvd to /dev/cdrom0, add users to group cdrom to access dvd for
view. Install ica client, and pppconfig.
With X multiple windows (C-A-F7, C-A-F1) there are problems (not
supported). With 2 gdm screens the screen blanks every 10 minutes or
so. Need to C-A-F8 C-A-F7 to recover, but quite slow (seems like a 30
second time out). So go back to one gdm and no problem (except 30
second delay on startup and switching terminals)!
Just after a boot, using usbmgr, connecting a USB camera
recognises it as /dev/sdb1 (presumably because the printer's
card reader is seen as /dev/sda1 initially). After
disconnecting, the kernel module is unloaded and when the camera is
next connected it becomes /dev/sda1! Using
instead does the right thing (always loading it as
/dev/sdb1. A USB flash drive memory stick can be plugged in
and is seen as /dev/sdc1 and mounted as /flash.
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