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Install Guide

Installation manual for Onebase Linux 2005
For Installing via AutoSetup, read AutoSetup guide

  • Always carefully read the on-screen instructions

Booting & Starting

Insert the CD, boot the system, login and type this command:

  • installos : select [1] to start a fresh installation

Choose Mode

There are two types of installation modes available for Installing Onebase, they are explained below. Select the appropatiate mode.

  • Novice mode : A SemiAutomated mode for installing Onebase Desktop
  • Advanced user mode : Flexibile mode (and easy) and provides plenty of options

Choosing the novice mode will bypass many of the options listed below.

Partitioning Hard-disk

The first step is to partition the harddisk (uses cfdisk program).. For those who don't know about this read the "Partition guide" in helpos

Create a linux and swap partition (optional). Then you have to choose a filesystem from the available - ext3, reiserfs (default) and xfs.

Bootloader Installation (skipped in novice mode)

Here you will be given choices on bootloader selection which is GRUB or LILO and the place of bootloader to be installed which is MBR or root partition. Note: Onebase recommends LILO. You can however change the bootloader later.

Optimizations

Here specify optimization settings for Onebase on your processor architecture and preferred optimization level.

After this the installer copies data to hard-disk and this process takes some time.

INSTALL phase for "Advanced user mode"

By this, the initial steps for the installation process is over and Now you are ready to install packages for your Onebase system.

Carefully read the instructions given in the Install Phase.

These are the four important steps given to be followed in this order:

  • ol-connect : Connect to internet using this command
  • olm -b olm : Update OLM
  • olm -b basepacks : Install base packages
  • olm -b linux : Install a kernel

For Source installs: Replace -b with -s in the above commands. Also see olm -h and OLM-guide in helpos for more information.

To make use of other consoles

You can also make use of other consoles for performing configuration and installation, by logging and entering command installos. And select option [3], "Enter into the installation environment".

Resume Installation

If your installation process was interrupted during installation of packages and you were forced to cancel that CD session. Then boot the CD and type installos to select option 2 "Resume Installation" and resume your install process.

Note: This can be done only if you completed the initial steps of the installation process.

Post Installation

After installing the above stuff successfully, change your password using command: passwd Then it is recommended that you restart your PC and boot into Onebase to perform more installations.

Install a desktop

Install any stuff available in the OL-apps gallery of your choice. Anyhow if you perform a desktop installation, for example KDE, Gnome, XFCE, Fluxbox, Icewm etc... (example: olm -b kde, olm -b gnome, olm -b xfce).

Then after installation, execute ol-desk program to select the desktop that you want to boot.

  • ol-desk : Select the desktop that you have installed

Configure Video & Audio

You can manually configure your Video and Audio settings using the ol-media program. This may not be neccessary as at most times Onebase autoconfigures them for you.

INSTALL phase for "Novice user mode"

By this, the initial steps for the installation process is over and Now you are ready to install the Onebase desktop.

Carefully read the instructions given in the Install Phase.

These are the two important steps given to be followed in this order:

  • ol-connect : First connect to internet using this command
  • ol-install : Install Onebase Desktop

Reboot, remove CD and boot into Onebase.

Configuration tools

To add and manage users to your Onebase system, make use of ol-manage program. And to reconfigure the kernel to your preferred needs use ol-ki program.

Note: For more details on configuration tools learn Configuration guide.


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This is an opensource project licensed under GPL and Onebase Agreement