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Quick Install Reference - CRUX 2.4


Till Biedermann


This guide is aimed at people who have prior experience of installing Linux. It is a short summary of the install and basic setup procedure. For more detailed instructions, please consult the CRUX Handbook.

00 boot the CRUX install CD / login as root
01cfdisk /dev/hdapatition your hard drive
02mkfs.???? /dev/hdaXformat your partition(s)
03mkswap /dev/hdaYcreate swap space
04mount /dev/hdaX /mntmount your new install partition
05swapon /dev/hdaYsetup swap space
06setupinstall the base system packages (don't forget ports and cvsup)
07setup-chrootchroot into your new CRUX system
08passwdset the root password
09vim /etc/fstabedit the filesystemtable
10vim /etc/rc.confsetup system parameters and services
11vim /etc/rc.d/net

vim /etc/hosts

vim /etc/resolv.conf
configure your network
12cd /usr/src/linux-x.x.x

make menuconfig

make all
configure and compile your kernel
13make modules_install

cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /vmlinuz

cp /
install your kernel
14.avim /etc/lilo.conf

configure and install the boot loader
14.bcp /usr/share/grub/i386-pc/* /boot/grub/

cp /boot/grub/grub.conf.sample /boot/grub/grub.conf

vim /boot/grub/grub.conf


grub> root (hdX,Y)

grub> setup (hdX)

grub> quit
alternatively configure and install grub as boot loader
15 remove the install CD, boot from harddisk and login
16ports -uupgrade the local ports tree
17prt-get sysupupdate the whole system
18prt-get depinst .....let your imagination run wild ....