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       Will your hardware work?




Most things are compatible - a few are known not to be
                Install
• Can be booted from CD directly or from
  floppy
• Can also install over network via NFS
  FTP or HTTP
• Can install from disk image on local
  harddrive
              CD Install
• Our install will be from the CD on direct
  boot
• In some cases you may need to change
  setup options in CMOS to allow boot
  from CD first
      LET'S WALK THROUGH IT



Insert CD and boot system - your PC should
stop at a text mode display asking your
install preference
PRESS ENTER to Select Graphical Mode


      STOP AT THE FIRST SCREEN
                Language Selection
Select English and
click Next
You will have an
opportunity to select
additional languages
later
                          Keyboard
Select the default
keyboard (assuming
you DO have a 101
key standard
keyboard)
"Dead Keys" are
compose key
sequences that allow
foreign characters and
things like backspace -
H
    Suppose I need to change it?

You can run
kbdconfig after
install to change
the keyboard
type
                      Select Mouse
Generic 3 button
PS/2 mouse will
cover most cases
Select MS
Intellimouse if you
have a scrolling
mouse
            Change your mouse?

mouseconfig will
allow you to
change type after
install
                 Disk Partition
Select method:
Auto
Disk Druid
fdisk
                   auto partition
Select - "Remove
all paritions on
this system"
radio button
Review check
box should be
checked
                disk druid
Format should
be "YES"
              Basic Partition
  • /boot at 50 Meg or so
  • swap at twice RAM up to 1 Gig
  • / for remainder of disk



I wouldn't recommend fewer partitions or less
swap
           More Partitions
• Advantage of partitions
  – separates / from user home directories and
    programs and files
  – easier to do backups on partitions
     • You can unmount and backup one partition
       while the rest of the system is online
  – prevents overrunning all free space
  – you can remount somewhere else
           Less Partitions
• Disadvantage of partitions
  – You can run out of space on a partition
    while more is available somewhere else
  – more complex installation
  – mounting issues
              Boot Loader
Select GRUB
the default
         Boot Loader Password
No password
Uncheck box
             Network Configuration
Uncheck DHCP
Check :Activate on
Boot
Set IP Addresses as
directed
      Reconfigure network?
         Use netconfig




We'll also learn how to do network configuration manually
            Firewall

Select NO
firewall
          Add additional languages

Don't add extras


Only English
(USA) should
be selected
                  Timezone

Click on map to
select Los
Angeles
                dateconfig
dateconfig will allow you to changedate after install
         Set root password and add
                  one user
Root password as
 letmein?
user name is
machine name
(alpha, bravo etc)
password is
password?
                   authentication

Leave at default
      Install EVERYTHING (not)
Normally I
recommend
installing
everything to
prevent
dependency
problems down
the road
WE DON'T
HAVE ENOUGH
SPACE
                Install
• Check everything except:
  – Do NOT check Dialup
  – Do NOT check Laptop
  – Do NOT check Games/Entertainment
  – Do NOT check Everything


• CHECK EVERYTHING ELSE
                  Individual Selection
You shouldn't be
here on this install
             Dependency Check
If you select
individual packages
you might select a
package without
selecting all the
required supporting
pieces
                    Video config
This should match
your preinstall
choice
Take a break.....
               Virtual Terminals
While you're intalling take a look at the virtual terminals
VT1 is the installer output - This is where the output would be if
you selected "Text Mode" on the first install screen
VT2 is a root shell prompt
VT3 will have the installer log output (install steps)
VT4 will have the syslog output. This is where you look if you
are having a problem (DO NOT RELY ON THE GUI
MESSAGES FOR PROBLEM INFORMATION)
VT5 has additional messages
VT7 is the GUI installer
                        Boot Disk

Skip it
You can always
boot from the install
CD
                    Select a Monitor
If the monitor is
NOT listed select the
probed suggestion
                    Custom
Select High Color
1024 X 768
GNOME
Graphical Login
                       Xconfigurator
Xconfigurator
allows you to
change the
graphics setup after
install
I captured the shot
in a GUI window,
but you should run
it in text mode (ie
use a virtual
terminal)
How'd We Do????

				
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