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My Slackware 12.2 installation

Posted 12-15-2008 at 11:18 AM by jjthomas
Updated 12-16-2008 at 11:47 PM by jjthomas
Tags 12.2, slackware

Computer Hardware:
P-III 866Mhz with 512MB of RAM
nVidia GeForce2 GTS/Pro with 64 MB RAM
2 3com 3c905B 100BaseTX NIC's
1 LINKSYS WMP55AG A+G Wifi card
SB PCI 128

HDA = 28 GB Maxtor
HDB = 28 GB Maxtor
HDC = DVD RW drive
SDA = 9 GB Cheeta
4GB Tape Backup (SCSI)
1.44MB 3.5 floppy
1.2MB 5.25 floppy.
Power is supplied by an Enermax 300 watt Power Supply.

The first step is to install Slackware 12.2, of course. Since this will be a dedicated machine, all the drives are used for Slackware.
The drive layout is:
/dev/sda1 ext2 /boot 100MB
/dev/sda2 jfs / 8GB
/dev/hda1 swap 540MB
/dev/hda2 ext2 /tmp 2GB
/dev/hda3 jfs /home 4GB
/dev/hda4 jfs /Storage1 20GB
/dev/hdb1 swap
/dev/hdb2 jfs /var 6GB
/dev/hdb3 jfs /Storage2 20GB

After laying out the disks I do a full install with everything except KDEI.

With the mixed drives (SCSI and ATA) I have to manually set up LILO, using the expert option. (The default installation goes to /dev/hda, hence the expert installation) I install my LILO on the boot record of the SCSI drive, since that is my boot drive.

I use a static IP address, and set up the gpm mouse

I disable rc.fuse,everything is Linux so I don't need it. I don't have any PCMIA cards, so I disable that as well. I do enable rc.ntpd.

My hardware clock is set to UTC, so I configure the clock accordingly along with the appropriate time zone.

I run the kde desktop, select it; root password and reboot. I sorta watch the screen during the bootup for any errors.

At this point I will ssh into the Slack computer.

First I set my ntp.conf file for appropriate permission and to my local pool. Then I restart the ntp daemon.

For the end of today's work, I get, compile and install apcupsd. Then I configure apcupsd.conf, set rc.local to start the apcups daemon. Run rc.local. Check my logs and make sure there are no errors.

And that concludes today's installment of Slackware 12.2. More to follow.

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  1. Old Comment
    I've moved back to slackware 12.1. I'm using the same setup as I did with 12.2, so the above will apply.

    Posted 12-16-2008 at 11:35 PM by jjthomas jjthomas is offline
    Updated 12-16-2008 at 11:46 PM by jjthomas


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