GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
Atom Install Log
Standard install with no issues: lang=English, location=Australia, kb=American English, no network, hostname=atom, erase disk, multi-user workstation, write partition changes, install grub, reboot.
Root passwd, user account, apt install.
Install sudo for wajig.
Package installs. StartX (choosing defaults for setup) has no problems.
Install kernel-image-2.6.8-1-282-smp, with acpi=off.
The internal disk failed. System started freezing up and the disk drive was “clicking.” A temporary install to the removable hard drive followed the above steps, installing kernel-image-2.6.11.
Default partition was:
Installation repeated that of 17 Dec 2004 except that the disk was repartitioned to retain MS/Windows XP installation. During the partition step of the install: manually edit partition table, go with the current 40GB NTFS and 80GB partitioned for GNU/Linux using auto partition for a Desktop machine:
Choose to dual boot.