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This section describes the process of downloading the CD images and turning them into CDs which can be used to install JDS on a PC.
You may skip ahead to the Installing JDS 2.0 section if you already have a set of CDs containing the current release of JDS.
JDS 2.0 ISO images can be found at: ..... you know where to get it (;
After downloading the images, it is a good idea to verify the integrity of the file by using the md5sum utility.
|Note:||When using CD writing GUIs under any operating system, make sure you burn the CD in "image" mode. This means your software must be able to read .iso files. Failure to do this may result in unusable CDs. |
|# cdrecord -scanbus
Cdrecord 2.0 (i686-pc-linux) Copyright (C) 1995-2002 Jörg Schilling
Linux sg driver version: 3.1.24
Using libscg version 'schily-0.7'
0,0,0 0) 'SONY ' 'CD-RW CRX220E1 ' '6YS1' Removable CD-ROM
|Note:||The host may be configured to require root priveleges for cdrecord to run successfully.|
|# cdrecord -eject speed=2 dev=0,0,0 image-filename-CD1.iso
# cdrecord -eject speed=2 dev=0,0,0 image-filename-CD2.iso
# cdrecord -eject speed=2 dev=0,0,0 image-filename-CD3.iso
where speed and dev were determined in the previous steps and image-filename is the name of the image (which will change betwene releases).
If Nero starts with the Wizard the choose "Close Wizard", if Nero starts with "New Compilation" select "Cancel". Now choose from the menu "File" - "Burn Image".
Verify the CD
The simplest test is to insert the CD into any running PC or workstation and make sure the CD is recognised and that it contains data.
If your CD contains only one file and that file has the same name as the file that you burned onto the disc (eg. SUN_JDS_Rel3_1of3.iso.iso), the CD burning software has not been run in "image" mode. This CD will not work.
You should now have a complete set of JDS 2.0 CDs and you are now ready to move on to the next step, installing JDS on a PC.
This section describes the process of booting from the CDs and installing the core JDS OS. Please make sure you understand the installation procedure by reading the entire document before proceeding for the actual installation. It is recommended to keep a hard copy of this document to refer during the installation
This process will seem very familiar to experienced Linux users especially users who have used SuSE Linux in the past
Quick Tip: If you want to make your PC dual boot with an existing installation of Windoze, create a separate partition (NTFS or FAT32; doesn't matter whatever it is - will be replaced with Linux partitions during the installation of JDS) for Linux on your disk with either Partition Magic or any other Windoze tools. Recommended disk space for this partition be 20G
This section assumes that the PC is capable of booting directly from the CDROM. The process of booting from the CDROM varies between systems so the PC's documentation should be consulted if you are experiencing difficulties.
Systems that are not capable of booting from the CDROM drive directly will need to boot from floppy disks.
You should allow two hours for the actual installation. The time taken to perform post-installation configuration will vary greatly, depending on how much configuration is required.
|Note:||You should also take this opportunity to confirm the display resolution at the bottom of the screen. Press F2 to set this correctly if required.|
Press the Enter key to begin the installation.
Once the PC has finished booting it will start the X server and load the YaST2 installation program to walk you through the installation of the JDS OS. Read the initial Terms and Conditions window and Accept or Cancel as you see fit.
Select the keyboard layout that's appropriate to your keyboard.
|/||6GB (3GB Minimum)||Primary||Installing the entire JDS operating system into a single partition is recommended. This will provide sufficient room for later releases of JDS to be installed without the need to repartition the disk.|
|swap||Double the size of RAM (128MB minimum)||Extended||This is a recommendation. The size of the swap partition may be increased or reduced if necessary.|
|/home||Free disk space||Extended||/home is used for user home directories.|
|Note:||Dual booting with Windows is possible with the JDS operating system Users wishing to attempt this are free to do so at their own peril but please make sure you back up all data first! Dont hold me reponsible if you loose data on your hard disk, by following the outlines given here. This is just a detailed explanation of your different options and how I would go about it, if I were you.|
As a general rule, the partition table recommended by YaST2 is unsuitable for our requirements so a replacement partition table must be created. The following steps provide a quick walk through of the process.
In the window that pops up, set the Start cylinder to 0, the End to +6GB and the Mount point to /
The popup window should contain all the correct settings (the start cylinder should be one more than the end cylinder of hda1 and the end should be the same as the end cylinder for /dev/hda). By creating an extended partition that covers the remainder of the disk we are forcing all other partitions to be created within that extended partition.
Specify the size of the swap partition using the "+" syntax in the End field. For example, if we have a system with 256MB RAM, we would have 512MB of swap, which is expressed as +512M.
To modify the package selection, select Software then click the Detailed selection... button. The YaST2 package manager will display the commonly selected packages by selections. Select Package Groups from the Filter: pulldown menu. This will list every package that's available within JDS. The following table lists the packages that should be installed. If you have plenty of space on your hard disk, just select all packages and play with the packages. Unnecessary packages can be uninstalled once the OS is installed
|kernel-source||Development/Sources||Yes||The kernel source is required by VPN clients and any other third party applications that build their own kernel module (eg. linux-wlan drivers).|
|gcc||Development/Languages/C and C++||Yes||Essential for building software|
|make||Development/Tools/Building||Yes||Essential for building software|
|expect||Development/Tools/Building||Yes||A number of Sun internal tools depend on expect|
|minicom||Hardware/Modem||No||A useful tool for users needing to communicate with devices via a serial port (eg. consoles on a server)|
|filters||Hardware/Printing||No||A set of printer filters which may add support for your printer|
|tcpdump||Productivity/Networking/Diagnostic||No||A tool for sniffing network traffic.|
|telnet||Productivity/Network/Other||No||A client program for the telnet protocol. It has been replaced by ssh for the most part but may be required for compatability purposes.|
|unix2dos||Productivity/Text/Convertors||No||A simple utility for converting Unix files to DOS format.|
|sudo||System/Base||No||Allows unpriveleged users to perform specific tasks as root.|
|toshutils||System/Base||No||Application to control some Toshiba-specific hardware. Suitable for Toshiba laptops only.|
|acpid||System/Daemons||Yes||Required for power monitoring tools.|
|autofs4||System/Daemons||Yes||Required for mounting SWAN-based home directories|
|dosemu||System/Emulators/PC||No||A DOS emulator|
|hsflinmodem||system/kernel||No||Drivers for Conexant HSF softmodem provided in some laptops|
Click on Accept when you are satisfied with your package selection and are ready to continue.
How to make your PC dual boot?
While installing JDS, it will ask you whether it should install the boot manager in /dev/hda or in /dev/hda* where * in (1..6). Choose /dev/hda. It will ask you identify the operating systems in other partitions in the same hard disk. If it did not ask you to identify OS's in the other hard disks, or you forgot or whatever, you can modify LILO/GRUB later - no worries
Its configuration is stored in /etc/lilo.conf. To modify it boot into linux, login as root, and modify the /etc/lilo.conf file. man lilo gives you help on the syntax. If you can boot into some operating systems but not the others, try adding lba32 on its own line, right after the root= and the boot= lines. After you have modified it, dont forget to run /sbin/lilo for the changes to take effect
GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader)
Its configuration file is stored in /etc/grub.conf. Check out man grub for help on config file. Unlike LILO you dont need to run any /sbin/lilo equivalent here. At boot time the GRUB boot loader reads and parses the /etc/grub.conf file
WARNING: This is your last chance to back out before your disk is permenantly erased!
YaST2 will want to reboot your PC once the first CD has finished installing. You should remove all media from the floppy and CDROM drives before pressing Enter to reboot the system.
Your PC will boot and continue the installation process. At this point you simply watch the installation proceed, inserting CDs when asked.
|Note:||YaST2 will not automatically eject a CD when it is finished with it. You will need to eject it manually, either by pressing the eject button on the drive, or by clicking Eject.|