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For DeLi Linux 0.8.

  • Put the CD-ROM in the drive
    • If you can't boot from the CD-ROM, create a boot floppy with the sbootmgr.dsk image you find in the isolinux/sbootmgr folder on the CD (read the README.TXT file, if you don't know how to do it; on some systems use RAWRITE12 instead of RAWRITE Booting from this floppy will take you to a boot manager with a list of devices to boot from: one of the choices should be the CD-ROM.
  • At the boot prompt
    • If you have a IDE system just hit ENTER
    • If you have a SCSI system type SCSI and hit ENTER
  • If you have a brand-new hard disk or you wish to re-partition your drive type cfdisk, an example follows
    • cfdisk is an easy menu-driven partition program create new partitions with New
    • Create two primary partitions, a big one for the the file system and a small one for the swap partition
    • The size for swap depends on your amount of RAM. I suggest at least 64 MB
    • select the swap partition an select Type, then enter 82 (should be the default)
    • New created partitions an a SCSI disk
    • After you created the partitions select Write and Quit. It is highly recommended that you reboot the computer now to ensure that the new partitions will be recognized.
  • Important: If you have lesser than 48 MB RAM you have to activate swap before installing, e. g.:
cfdisk                # Partition your hard drive
mkswap /dev/hda2      # if your swap drive is /dev/hda2
swapon /dev/hda2
  • Type setup or deliinstall
  • :installation:deliinst-1.jpg
  • Select the appropriate keyboard for you, scroll down to the end end select OK
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  • Select a partition to use for your root partition and select OK
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  • Confirm that the partition can be formatted. All data on the partition will be lost.
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  • Select if you want to automatically scan for the CD-ROM or to enter the device manually
  • deliinstall will now scan for the CD-ROM Make sure the CD-ROM is in the drive (it should be, unless you immediately removed it after you booted) and hit ENTER
  • The DeLi Linux core packages will be installed now. You can watch the process by pressing ALT+F4. Press ALT-F1 to switch back. Setup will not switch back automatically when this phase is complete…Alt+F1 must be used.
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  • If you installed on a SCSI drive select Yes
  • :installation:deliinst-6.jpg
  • Confirm the swap partition
  • :installation:deliinst-7.jpg
  • If you, perhaps because of low RAM, already activated the swap partition by hand you should select No, otherwise Yes
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  • Select your language, scroll down and select OK
  • deliinstall is now making device nodes (entrys in the /dev directory)
  • :installation:deliinst-9.jpg
  • You will now be asked for a password for root, the system administrator. Choose a password (a good one). Enter it again.
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  • After this you can add an unpriviledged user for daily work
  • Enter the name of the user and type in the passsword twice
  • :installation:deliinst-lilo1.jpg
  • For LILO installation select the simple method
  • Just enter nothing when asked for kernel parameters
  • :installation:deliinst-lilo2.jpg
  • I suggest you install in the MBR

Only for the full ISO:

  • Now you can choose if you want to install additional software. The core package which was installed before is just very basic software with no graphical environment at all
  • :installation:deli08-pkg1.jpg
  • Note that a full installation will require about 750 MB hard disk space. Again, you can watch the process by pressing ALT+F4.
  • After the packages are installed remove the CD-ROM (the disk, not the drive itself) and press CRTL+ALT+DEL to boot into your new DeLi Linux system
  • Log in as root with the password you chose before. Now you can run delisetup to configure your system.
deli/installation/cdrom.txt · Last modified: 2010/09/02 15:06 (external edit)