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by Graham Williams
Duck Duck Go

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The beta3 release of the Debian Installer, identified as Sarge i386 Netinst and dated 15 March 2004, was downloaded as an ISO image from http://gluck.debian.org/cdimage/testing/sarge_d-i/i386/beta3/sarge-i386-netinst.iso

Boot from CD-ROM. For the Debian install choose English (USA). There is no DHCP on the local network so a static network was configured. Sarge was chosen as the mirror.

Configure the time zone as Australia/ACT. Add Root and User accounts. For apt choose http with the US mirrors.kernel.org (testing). Don't do any task selection for now. No specific exim4 options need be selected - set up as a local system.

Note that to reconfigure, run the base-config program.

Now the setup begins. Install wajig ssh emacs21 less most zile.

The /etc/resolv.conf didn't include my usual search line so it was added:

  search togaware.com

Set up, for the user account, ssh for access to remote accounts if you like, to avoid repeatedly typing a password:

  $ scp athens:.ssh/id_dsa .ssh/
  $ scp athens:.ssh/authorized_keys2 .ssh/authorized_keys
  $ ssh-agent bash
  $ ssh-add
  Enter passphrase for /home/kayon/.ssh/id_dsa: 
  Identity added: /home/kayon/.ssh/id_dsa (/home/kayon/.ssh/id_dsa)

Now copy setup files from remote hosts:

  $ scp athens:{.bashrc,.bash_profile} . 
  $ scp athens:{.emacs,.emacs-custom,.emacs-kayon} . 
  $ scp athens:{.xsession,.Xresources} .

Copy the same files for root.

Set up apt appropriately:

  # mv /etc/apt-get/sources.list /etc/apt-get/sources.list.orig
  # scp athens:/etc/apt-get/sources.list /etc/apt-get/sources.list
  $ wajig update
  $ wajig dist-upgrade

Use visudo to set up wajig usage for a user. Install grub. Install kernel-image-2.4.24-1-686.

Install ntpdate to set the system clock accurately from a reliable server (e.g., ntp.togaware.com).

Get X Windows working with the nVidia card by installing x-window-system gnome gdm gdm-themes cinepaint xine-ui.

See Section 94.5.1 for details on installing the nvidia driver for accelerated graphics.

Install openoffice.org xmms apache

Run tasksel to install groups of packages.

Install vrms

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