38.32 ASL (Cargo)

Cargo is a basic desktop used essentially as a terminal. It has a 500MHz Celeron processor, 64MB memory (upgrade to 320MB), 10GB of disk.

The base install (22 March 2004) was with the beta3 Debian Installer, booting from floppy, then using a USB Flash disk. Automatic partition of the disk was accepted (single partition).

With only 64MB of memory the machine ran quite slowly. Another 256MB was purchased (SDRAM, $120) and the machine was able to cope with multiple XWindows and more.

After 18 months the power supply died. This was replaced ($45 5 January 2006) and the machine continues as a backup in the family home when no other machine is available! Works quite reasonably with one user running GNOME.

38.32.1 Cargo Specification

From the lspci and lshw commands and /proc/cpuinfo:

Key Value
Machine: Purpose built, ASL.0
Motherboard: Intel 810
CPU: Intel Celeron (Mendocino) 500MHz
Bogomips: 1000
Memory: 64MB + 256MB
Network: 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (eepro100)
Disk: 10GB Quantum Fireball 10, ATA (/dev/hda)
Video: 82810E DC-133 Chipset Graphics Controller (i810)
Audio: 82801AA AC’97 Audio (i810_audio)

Hostname: | cargo Domainname: | togaware.com IP Address: | Netmask: | Broadcast: | Gateway: | DNS |

Boot: | Grub Kernel: | 2.4.25-1-386

38.32.2 Cargo Install Log

The beta3 release of the Debian Installer with a boot floppy and USB Flash disk for the netinst image were used.

Boot from the Floppy. When asked, insert the USB memory stick and continue. There is no DHCP on the local network so a static network was configured.

Configure the time zone as Australia/ACT. Add Root and User accounts. For apt choose HTTP. Don’t do any task selection for now. No specific exim4 options need be selected - set up as a local system.

Install ssh and then copy a master sources.list file, followed by apt-get update (the CD is no longer required) and then apt-get install wajig to get things going:

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

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