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Old 02-27-2005, 05:29 PM   #1
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Trustix 2.2 Questions


Yeah, this is my first Linux server, it's more of a collaboration project with a friend. I'm use to the more GUI oriented distros. but Trustix seems to be the best choice for what we're wanting to do... below are the system specs, and the questions below:

Intel PII 266Mhz Processor
256MB RAM
2x 40GB IDE HDD
Intel Ethernet Card
Trident 4MB 2x AGP Graphics Card

Our goal is to make just a file server for us to take with us to LAN parties.

I can install Trustix, but it doesn't pick up the second hard drive after install even when I try to mount hdc. Could be doing something wrong, like I said, more use to graphical distros, but wanna stray from it with this.

SwUp, when you install packages using this, are the installed automatically (Samba for example), or do you gotta config and install it manually?

During boot, the only failure I get is on Postfix, anyway to fix this?

Last and final, when I use --help to get help, it shows to many lines, is there a command to allow me to scroll through pages? I'm wanting to think the command is | more but again, I'm not sure.

Yeah... I'm such a noob.

Thanks.

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Old 02-27-2005, 05:38 PM   #2
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The second drive will not be automatically mounted.
You will need to create mount point(s) and add an entries to the /etc/fstab. If this drive already is already partitioned and formated you can see how it is layed out via the command
fdisk -l /dev/hdc (thats a small L)

Either |more or | less will work. You can also look at the man pages.

The packages install via swup are already configured.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 05:49 PM   #3
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Thanks, clearing up some questions. I don't really know if Trustix comes with vi or pico, but when I try to Swup 'em they never find 'em. I'm assuming it probably comes with vi because a Linux distro. without some form of editing files would be pointless...

Final Q... what would I need to add to the fstab to pick it up (again, total noob. I haven't messed with text based since RedHat's earlier versions).
 
Old 02-27-2005, 06:36 PM   #4
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The default editor is vi.

What you add to fstab depends on the type of filesystem you are trying to mount.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 07:29 PM   #5
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Well, the other 40GB is for 100% storage, and I want it 100% public, don't really know what the best file system for it would be, thinking ext2, but *shrug*. I'm so use to using SuSE and Reiser.

Does Trustix support SATA drives? I took a peek @ Dell's low end server and it would be really cheap to build...
 
Old 02-27-2005, 07:58 PM   #6
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Any journalized filesystem will work fine. Once you partition and format the drive you need to create a mount point. Here is an example.
mkdir /storage.
chmod 777 /storage (100% public)

Then add an fstab entry:
/dev/hdc1 /storage reiserfs defaults 1 2

Change the mount point and filesystem type as desired.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 08:04 PM   #7
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You're such a big help to me, I went by OfficeDepot to get a KVM switch that way I could just set it up down here, take it downstairs and plug it into the wireless router and go on with my life, but they were closed.

When I setup Trustix, could I use the FDISK that it uses during setup to setup the second harddrive? Or would I still need to set it up and fdisk it after I set it up?
 
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You can use fdisk or cfdisk to configure the second hard drive but it does not need to be during the OS setup.
 
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As to the postfix problem can you post an error message?
 
Old 02-27-2005, 10:32 PM   #10
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I just un-installed the Postfix, didn't really need it. I just re-ran setup, the other HDD is there as /storage now, now trying to get samba setup without text = big pain.
 
  


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