Setting up a 4.1 machine
Installation (from CD-ROM):
* If you are not sure about some installation steps, go to FreeBSD Tutorials and look for the Installation Details. It helps in many cases.
* Skip kernel configuration and continue with installation.
* Use standard installation:
- Choose standard installation.
- Ok to fdisk alert.
- Select drives (Spc) (at least the one where the OS will reside). Note: This is only when the PC has more than one hard disks.
- Ok to alert (but note we do not use auto.)
- Create (c) only one slice (use the entire hard disk and the use default type.) Confirm to use "true partition entry".
- Quit (q).
- Select Boot Manager. NOTE: This is the usual option. However, i recently
ran into problems with it because the FreeBSD loader cannot load the
kernel. If you have this problem, use the standard MBR (02/09/01 - Long).
- Ok to partitioning alert.
- Partition the hard disk (create them with (c)):
SWAP 640M (2.5 times the amount of memoery is a good rule of thumb.)
/usr all that's left
- additional disks are partition as playpen space (mount points are /playpen1, /playpen2, and so forth.)
- Quit (q).
- In choose distibution select 8 User.
- Yes to crypto.
- Select crypto.
- Port collection: say YES if you are installing a server and NO otherwise.
- Use CDROM ad the Installation Media.
- Keep going after last change alert.
(Creating file systems...)
- See congratulation message, press OK.
- Say yes to configure network interface(s).
- Select network interface.
- Say no to IPv6 installation.
- Say no to DHCP installation.
- Type in hostname, domain name, gateway, name server, IP address, netmask.
Example: hostname: maryann
domain name: cs.unc.edu
name server: 126.96.36.199
IP address: 188.8.131.52
net mask: 255.255.0.0
- Configure host to be a leaf machine (not a router).
- Configure host not to be a NFS server.
- Configure host to be a NFS client.
- Configure host not to allow anonymous FTP.
- Say yes to System Console settings. Use Daemon as your Screen Saver.
- Configure keyboard, mouse (test and accept if can see mouse move)
- Say yes to linux_enable (NOTE: we do not remember where this option is and will update it at the next installation).
- Configure timezone (no to UTC and select region 2,45,1).
- Say no to installation for port collection.
- Create root account, type in root password.
- Exit to reboot.
* Add hostname into /etc/exports on tyagi (give mount permission to the new host). Restart the NFS server "kill -HUP `cat /var/run/mountd.pid" for csh or
"kill -SIGHUP `cat /var/run/mountd.pid" for bash.
* Get /usr/dirt/bin/init_dirt_4.1 from tyagi:
- run it (it mount all out nfs directories including /usr/dirt.)
* Run the following scripts from /usr/dirt/bin:
- add_pkgs_dirt_4.1 /usr/dirt/dist/pkgs_4.1.no_X
- VERY IMPORTANT: if you are planning to use this machine as production
machine with an ipfw tcp established tunnel, you need a DIRT kernel and
its corresponding ipfw executable.
* UPDATE this part (X stuff,...)
Last modified: Sat Nov 10 16:54:49 EST 2001