[TriLUG] Kernel Question - Installing OpenBSD
jonc at nc.rr.com
Sun Feb 1 22:54:57 EST 2004
On Sun, 2004-02-01 at 22:33, Jim Ray wrote:
> How tough is the installation? Any rocket science required?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On Behalf
> Of Jon Carnes
> Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2004 10:23 PM
> To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Kernel Question
> I'm going to put a plug in here for OpenBSD. You are going to love this OS
> once you give it a chance. It doesn't make for a super workstation, but it
> is a superior server.
> Jon Carnes
In general you ftp down a boot disk image, rawrite that out to a disk
(or use dd), then boot off that disk and go through the menu...
The bootable floppy image:
The hardest part is partitioning your HD, which is not graphical. You
can live with just two partitions for your first install (one for root,
the other for swap)
here are the drive commands you will need:
p - print out the partition table
d - delete a partition
a - add a partition
First print out the partition table and delete any partitions that show
up (you won't be able to delete "c" and that's just fine).
Once all the partitions are deleted, add the first partition:
hit enter for the default offset
make the partition use most of the sectors
choose the default partition format: BSD 4.2
mounting point should be root: /
Add the second partition
hit enter for the offset
hit enter to choose the remaining sectors
choose the default partition format: swap
Save and exit:
If you have any problems or questions, let me know!
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