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== Installing Alpine to a new machine, ''overwriting everything on the harddisk'' ==
 
== Installing Alpine to a new machine, ''overwriting everything on the harddisk'' ==
  
 
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{{Warning|This will erase everything on your machine's harddisk. Don't blame me if someone sues you for this, your cat dies etc. You are warned.}}
'''Warning''' This will erase everything on your machine's harddisk. Don't blame me if someone sues you for this, your cat dies etc. You are warned.  
 
  
 
The following is meant to be an absolute newbie guide
 
The following is meant to be an absolute newbie guide
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* Wait for the text "login:" to appear, type "root" and press enter twice (blank password)
 
* Wait for the text "login:" to appear, type "root" and press enter twice (blank password)
 
* Run the setup-alpine script to choose your keyboard, network and password options.
 
* Run the setup-alpine script to choose your keyboard, network and password options.
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{{Note|If you run setup-disk before setup-alpine, the setup-alpine script won't be available to you when you reboot.}}
 
* Type "setup-disk" and press enter.  
 
* Type "setup-disk" and press enter.  
 
* You will be asked where to install. If you don't understand the question, press y and enter.
 
* You will be asked where to install. If you don't understand the question, press y and enter.
  
 
The system is now installed and after a while you will see a message saying "Please reboot"
 
The system is now installed and after a while you will see a message saying "Please reboot"
 
* Now you want to setup somewhere to save settings between reboots. Assuming /dev/sda3/ is your / partition, write
 
mkdir /media/lbu
 
vi /etc/fstab
 
Press the letter "i", move the cursor down to the bottom of the file and type
 
/dev/sda3    /media/lbu    ext3    defaults      0    0
 
Press Escape, write ":wq" and press enter. Now write
 
vi /etc/lbu/lbu.conf
 
Press the letter "i", move the cursor down to where it says something about LBU_MEDIA. Remove the # in front and write stuff to make the line look like
 
LBU_MEDIA=lbu
 
Press Escape, write ":wq" and press enter. Try writing
 
lbu ci
 
and you should get no error messages. If you do, maybe something's wrong.
 
  
 
Type "reboot" and press enter. You can remove the CD now, since the system is installed. Your system is ready. You can have fries with that, although there are healthier alternatives.
 
Type "reboot" and press enter. You can remove the CD now, since the system is installed. Your system is ready. You can have fries with that, although there are healthier alternatives.
  
NOTE: If you run setup-disk before setup-alpine, the setup-alpine script won't be available to you when you reboot.
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{{Note|Since you are installing to harddisk, there is no need to use the [[Alpine local backup]] system}}
  
 
=== Continue Setting up your Computer ===
 
=== Continue Setting up your Computer ===

Revision as of 09:17, 7 October 2010

Installing Alpine to a new machine, overwriting everything on the harddisk

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Warning: This will erase everything on your machine's harddisk. Don't blame me if someone sues you for this, your cat dies etc. You are warned.


The following is meant to be an absolute newbie guide

  • Burn the alpine iso image to a CD
  • Put the CD into the new computer and turn on the power.
  • Wait for the text "login:" to appear, type "root" and press enter twice (blank password)
  • Run the setup-alpine script to choose your keyboard, network and password options.
Note: If you run setup-disk before setup-alpine, the setup-alpine script won't be available to you when you reboot.
  • Type "setup-disk" and press enter.
  • You will be asked where to install. If you don't understand the question, press y and enter.

The system is now installed and after a while you will see a message saying "Please reboot"

Type "reboot" and press enter. You can remove the CD now, since the system is installed. Your system is ready. You can have fries with that, although there are healthier alternatives.

Note: Since you are installing to harddisk, there is no need to use the Alpine local backup system

Continue Setting up your Computer