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Debian install part1

Tue 13 January 2015

Current Version of Debian to be used is Etch Version 4 To retrieve Debian you should use bittorrent you need only DVD 1 images an be retrieved from here: Once you have the image it should be burned to a DVD from a linux workstation: __growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd=debian_dvd_1_image.iso __You now have a fully bootable DVD that cabn be used to install the system. :standards:1.png Boot the server from the DVD and press enter to BOOT this will fill the screen with nice linux thingies.. wait…wait a little bit more :standards:2.png Select english as the language then on the next screen scroll down to other and hit enter then scroll down to Netherlands and hit enter :standards:3.png Select American English for the keyboard map :standards:4.png The dvd will now whir a bit and some base components are install to ram disk wait till this finishes Next fill in a hostname :standards:5.png Next the domain name currently this is still :standards:6.png Partitioning Partitioning depends alot on if you set up raid or not and how many disks you have etc etc So I will not put in screen grabs follow the partitioning structure below. Partitition Table This is the standard partition table to be used on servers/Desktops /boot 100 MB Primary EXT3 Boot flag on 5% for admin / 400 MB Primary EXT3 5% for admin /usr 10 GB Primary EXT3 5% for admin /var 10 GB Logical EXT3 5% for admin /home 20 GB Logical XFS swap 3 GB Logical swap /tmp 400 MB Logical EXT2 0% for admin /var/log 400 MB Logical EXT2 0% for admin /data ?? Logical XFS You should end up with something like this: :standards:9.png When installing fake-raid you will first need to create a 1-5 MB partition on both drives. Mark it as: Reserved BIOS boot area Grub will be installed later on these. Next you will need to create the standard partition table on both drives, but mark all drives as physical volume for RAID Using Configure software RAID create raid 1 devices on pairs of partitions earlier marked as physical volume for RAID. After repeating that for all now file systems and mount points can be defined for newly created mdX devices spanning across both drives. Raid array Write all changes to disk. If successful up until now you should see the installer formatting and preparing the disks. Next enter the root password and reenter this is the DEFAULT root password if you dont know it then you probabaly shouldnt be installing servers ;) Next you will be asked to setup a user this part is very important not to get incorrect!! the new user should be install with the default root password Full name for the new user = install Username for your account = install Choose password for new account = Default Root password Re-Enter password to verfiy = Default Root password If you get this far things are looking good the base packages should now start to magically install to your now system.. Next you should select the mirror site: :standards:10.png :standards:11.png :standards:12.png This might well change in the future to a local depository Choose blank for none and continue when asked for a proxy Select no to participate in the package survey Next deselect everything except Standard system I repeat select ONLY a standard system :standards:13.png The installer will now go off and install packages and set up a few things.. Install grub in the MBR :standards:14.png If you get: :standards:15.png You have now installed a VERY BASIC system, take out the CD and reboot.

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