2.2) Install sources & configuration.
Package Repository: You must set the source system for packages installation;
there are some default sources, and you can edit them right clicking on Package
NFS entry is an example only [you must provide a valid NFS server!], http/ftp works
and cdrom too. CD-Rom default entry refers to the root of a Slackware 10.1 CD/DVD.
Very important: the choosen source MUST point to a Slackware10.1 repository
In other words, if I provide nfs:10.55.20.2/slackware-10.1 the installer mounts the
NFS export on /var/log/mount and expects to find:
- .... and so on
The file CHECKSUMS.m5d is very important because it's used to translate the info on
tagfile into package names to be downloaded and installed; this also means that you
can create your own mirror with CUSTOM packages, and custom disksets!
Kernel: Here we choose the kernel to be used for installation.
You need to download some kernels into kernels subdir.
You can use original Slackware-10.2 kernels, or any
custom kernel, but if you choose the 'custom'
way you need built-in support for ethernet card and
system disks device.
Kernel images can be stored in any directory layout:
| mykernel1 mykernel2 ...
You can find some monolithic kernels at
Taglist: The list of packages to be installed in Taglist format.
the provided tagfile (mini-tag) is a minimal install (about 110MB) and is fully
functional. You can create your own taglist, even with custom disksets and packages
and put it in Taglists directory!
Autoupdate: You can choose none, swaret or slapt-get; in both cases at the end
of the installation process, the installer downloads and installs the program and after
a chroot, upgrades the installed packages. You will find info about the upgrade process
For autoupdates to work, you need:
- Network [ to download slapt-get or swaret and the updates! ]
- Packages: slapt-get [ bash libidn ]
- Packages: swaret [ bash sed grep gawk bc bzip2 ]
All the packages needed are included on tagfile mini-tag.
Secure: when set to yes, the installer configures only sshd service to be
started at boot (no inetd, apache, samba, nfs, bind ... ).
Timezone: self explanatory.
Keyboard map: self explanatory.
Hardware clock: used to know if hardware clock uses GMT or localtime.
Email address: when provided, the installed server will send an email every
time boots up. It works only if sendmail is installed and
running [ Secure = no ]; may not work if destination
mailserver checks sender domain and our server has a fake
Autostart: when yes, the installer starts immediatly, else runs the checklist
script, then prompts the user to start installation [useful for