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    Installing Linux

    READ AT THE VERY END IF YOU CBA TO READ ALL THIS

    Well yeh i'm making a little ICS box which also will have the firewall as well along with web cachine etc.

    I remember the last time i tried this and eventually needed a mate around. I've made a little linux box, i'll have to post some pics of it 'cos it's quite sweet. It glows and stuff, you know what i mean

    I need to install linux on it, in this case i'm using Suse as this distro was given to me by my cousin who's an open source programmer so it's handy. He's helping me set it up but only once it's installed.

    I can't remember how to do it! There's loads of scary options to choose from. I need the system to be a dual boot of xp and suse just in case i have problems with the linux os and have to boot into xp for the ICS.

    The specs of the system are:
    Athlon 800 with uprated HS and fan adapter with silent YS-Tech 80mm on it(unlocked)
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    17" CRT monitor

    Yeh it's quite a cool system to say it's made out of bits i found lying around my room. It's also got a blue cathode and see through IDE glow in the dark with neon string cables in it as well.

    A nice little window kit and temperature sensors mounted into the first drive bay as well......and most important of all, it actually works!

    So basically all i need to know is how to install Suse as it has lots of different options to choose from.

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    why not use something like clarkconnect - the install is very straight forward and it will do all the things you want

    www.clarkconnect.org , just burn it to a CD and boot it !
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    i've already got suse on loads of discs so i don't want to get anything else

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    nobody knows how to install Suse since you can't download the CDs for that distro anymore... and you see people PAYING for linux?

    (before i get flamed, yes i'm aware of FTP install, it's hardly the same thing is it)

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    My cousin is a linux monkey and gave me Suse, i would have imagined that someone would have dealt with it or something similar to it before. I haven't a clue how to use linux let alone install it!

    I thought the installer would have been the same as some other distro's or similar

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    if you want i have some mandrake CDs i can post off to you.

    I am going to be trying linux out this week and i have downloaded the lot
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    I've got the whole lot of suse. I think there is 7 CD's in total!

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    but if its a web getway server you wont want 5/7ths of that disk set !!

    remeber the fewer services you have running , the fewer things there are to exploit/hack !
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    Not for me to worry about 'cos i ain't setting up the system

    My cousin is one of those pro coders, he made his own firewall because he doesn't trust free ones and that. He's setting my system up so basically no-one knows i'm connected to the internet and he's setting up SS2 and SCP etc. I don't understand any of it personally.

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    which version of Suse is it?

    it should be fairly straight forward to boot off the first CD, and start installing it.

    there's a guide to installing suse 7.1 here:
    http://www.xsunderground.com/content...cleid=6&page=1

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    it's 2 versions behind the latest one. Suse version 8 i think, and since then there has been 8.2. I can't remember

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    Originally posted by Moby-Dick
    but if its a web getway server you wont want 5/7ths of that disk set !!

    remeber the fewer services you have running , the fewer things there are to exploit/hack !
    Spot on.

    The install will hold your hand, it's well easy. When you come to choose packages to install, put on as little as possible.
    Whichever distro you use, it's not the install that's a problem anyway, it's the post-install configuration.
    Check this out: http://www.ecst.csuchico.edu/~dranch...inityOS-c.html

    Very steep learning curve but well worth it

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    Ok i read through that site and i found some interesting news. Not trying to be cheeky but check this out:

    6.1 - Installing Linux distribution
    This is too complicated to be covered in TrinityOS. You'll find lots of help elsewhere though!


    Look for yourself if you want, it doesn't tell you how to install Linux

    But the rest of it is good

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    DEBIAN..

    use debian mate it's nice straight forward and does what you tell it to do.
    it will give you the option to change it's partition to Primary boot and then add the other mbr records to the boot so u can do the dual or what ever number or boots you want. most if not all linux distro's give you this option,

    c0w

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    /me slaps forehead

    I'm only going to use Suse! I got given it, that's what i've got, i'm not going to the trouble to get another distro. It's been done on my system before but i didn't do it.

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    Originally posted by KeZZeR
    Ok i read through that site and i found some interesting news. Not trying to be cheeky but check this out:

    6.1 - Installing Linux distribution
    This is too complicated to be covered in TrinityOS. You'll find lots of help elsewhere though!


    Look for yourself if you want, it doesn't tell you how to install Linux

    But the rest of it is good
    No you're quite right, it doesn't tell you. But I think my point was that the install itself will be far easier than you think, it's just cutting down the number of packages to install to a minimum, and then hardening up the thing for security that takes time

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