Debian Sid Installation Log

Carlos Villegas
20/Jun/06

Installation on Dell Desktop (Dimension 4400). See profile here.

Source: Net Install CD for Etch from here

+ Language: English

+ Keymap: British English

+ Name: debian-sid

+ host: xxx.local

+ mirror: ireland

+ ftp.ie.debian.org

+ Partition (9th partition). Size: 9.5 Gb filesystem: Ext3, mountpoint: /, bootable: off, reserved: 5%, options: default.

+ clock: no UTC

+ Popularity contest: yes

+ Type of installation: Desktop + Standard System

+ mail: locally only

+ install grub

REBOOT

+ login as root

+ modify /etc/apt/menu.1st

- comment cdrom source

- change "etch" to "unstable" in first two sources (from 4):

deb http://ftp.ie.debian.org/debian/ unstable main

deb-src http://ftp.ie.debian.org/debian/ unstable main

+ apt-get update

+ apt-get dist-upgrade (see installed programs)

+ apt-get install kde (see installed programs)

+ apt-get install kdm

+ edit /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc

- in section [X-:0-Core]...

- uncomment: AutoLoginEnable = true

- uncomment & edit user for: AutoLogin=greg

REBOOT AND LOGIN IN KDE

+ Language: USA/ Country: Ireland

+ KDE behaviour

+ Eyecandymeter 7/9

+ Plastik style

REBOOT AND GET BOOTCHART

+ Modify /sbin/bootchartd

- in wait_boot() function...

- comment local exit_proc="gdmgreeter gdm-binary kdm_greet kdm"

- replace with local exit_proc="ktip"

- comment exit_proc="mingetty agetty rungetty getty"

- replace with exit_proc="ktip"

REBOOT AND GET BOOTCHART

The scripts for booting used can be seen here