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Install Log 
10:01 PM 6/28/2004

Boot from CD 1.

Accept defaults ... loads X installer.

Language: English (American)

License: Accept


Security Level: Higher

Security Administrator: root

Paritions: Use existing

hda:  12  GB
hda1: 5.8 GB ext3 /
hda5: 494 MB swap
hda6: 6.3 GB ext3 /var
hdb:  37  GB
hdb1: 37  GB ext3 /home

Format hda1 only
(But other partitions are checked)

Package Group Selection

Internet Station
Network Computer (client)
Console Tools

Network Computer server

Graphical Environment
Other Graphical Desktops

Total Size: 735/5279 MB

Really install servers? Yes

Install commences. 
Requests discs 2 & 3 (2 times for disk 3!). 
Installation is successful.

set root password:

Creat new users:

For admin users, I enabled:
ctools, rpm, xgrp, ntools, adm, wheel

access to compilation tools
access to rpm tools
access to X programs
access to network tools
access to administrative files
allow "su"

Bootloader: First sector of drive (MBR)


   Graphical interface: Configure; Options; 
No X on boot. 800 X 600 65K colors

Network & Internet
   Network - lan: Configure; 
LAN Connection; Net Device eth0: Accton|SMC2-1211TX; 
Modify: Yes; Manual Configuration; 
IP Address:, 
check x-Start at boot; 
Host name:, 
DNS server 1:, 
DNS server 2: (RCN settings), 
Zeroconf: (none); Finish

SSH server
Echo request (ping)

Interface: eth0

Services at boot
o - off
x - on

o - alsa
x - atd
x - crond
o - harddrake
x - keytable
x - kheader
x - network
x - numlock
o - portmap
x - random
x - rawdevices
o - sound
x - syslog
o - xfs (Note- set this for runlevel 5!)
x - xinetd
o - devfsd
o - dm
o - fam
o - hotplug
o - lads
o - mailman
o - netplugd
x - partmon
o - postfix
o - routed
o - rsync
x - shorewall
o - sshd-xinetd
o - httpd
x - iptables
o - proftpd
o - proftpd-xinetd
File sharing
o - netfs
o - nfs
o - nfslock
o - smb
Database Server
o - postgresql
Remote Administration
x - sshd

15 activated for 38 registered;

Download updates: No

Congratulations: Advanced, [Generate auto install floppy]; 
Automated, insert floppy (formatted in Linux w/ mformat -f 1440 a:)

Save package selection

To use: boot w/ "linux defcfg=floppy"

Reboot. Success! 
Log in as neil
startx - no luck

using drakconf, started xfs at boot. 
Reboot, login, startx. 
Select desktop: IceWM. 
Entered mandrake club membership.
Loaded desktop.


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