40.48 Compaq Presario 5740AP (Friends)

This is a web server with 2GHz Pentium 4 processor, 256MB memory, 80GB of disk and 64MB NVIVIA GeFOrce2 with TV-OUT.

The base install was with the beta 3 Debian Installer (15 March 2004), which was under development for the next stable release of Debian. A partition of 10GB was used for /, and 70GB for /home and 1GB for swap.

40.48.1 Friends Specification

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

Spec Details
Machine: Compaq Presario 5740AP
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.00GHz
Bogomips: 3971
Memory: 256MB
Network: Intel 82801BA/BAM/CA/CAM (e100)
Disk: ATA Disk ST380020A 74GB
Video: nVidia NV11DDR GeForce2 MX 100 DDR/200 DDR
Audio: Intel 82801BA/BAM AC’97 Audio
CD: LITE-ON LTR-24102B CD-R/CD-RW writer
DVD: Compaq DVD-ROM DVD-117 DVD reader
Hostname: friends
Domainname: togaware.com
IP Address:
Boot: Grub

40.48.2 Friends Install Log

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
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, ntpdate, ntpdate, 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, gdm, gdm, gdm, gdm gdm-themes cinepaint, cinepaint, cinepaint, cinepaint xine-ui, xine-ui, xine-ui, xine-ui.

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

Install openoffice.org xmms apache, apache, apache

Run tasksel to install groups of packages.

Install vrms, vrms, vrms

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