Notes on Installing RHEL AS v4 on linux2 on 9-11-2006

  1. Boot from CD, selecting the following optional software.
  2. Change ~/.bashrc,

    Also comment out the clear in .bash_logout.

  3. See my LDAP file for details on how I configured LDAP & Kerberos on linux2.

  Notes on Installing RHEL ES on Vinu, one of those 4 Dell Machines     6-17-2004
  =================================================================     =========

I already have w3 set up as an install server (see my Copying_Install_CDs notes).

1) In order to boot from CD, I had to change the boot sequence, by hitting the
   F2 key at boot time to enter the Setup pages.  Make boot sequence diskette,
   IDE CD, then disk drive.

2) Boot the RHEL AS 3 boot.iso CD that I got from my RHEL class.
   Select English and US keyboard.

3) For the "Installation Method", chose "HTTP".

   For the "Networking Device", chose the motherboard ethernet connection,
   "eth0 - 3Com Corporation|3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado]", as contrasted to the
   "eth1 - Intel Corp. ... [Ethernet Pro 100]" adapter in a slot.

   For "Configure TCP/IP", unselected "Use dynamic IP configuration ..."
   and typed in the I.P. information
      IP address:  
      Default gateway (IP):
      Primary nameserver:

   For "HTTP Setup",
      Web site name:
      Red Hat directory:     linux

4) Being connected to the CKM switch, it doesn't detect the monitor type.
   I'll specify that later.

   For the "Mouse Selection", chose "Generic - 2 Button Mouse (PS/2)", not
   the default "Generic - 3 Button Mouse (PS/2)".

   Go ahead and allow "Disk Druid" to "Autopartition".  I'll modify that later.
   Yes, "Remove all partitions on this system", and use the only drive, sda.

   Disk Druid's default partitioning was
      Device   Start   End   Size   Type  Mount Point
     ========  =====  ====  ======  ====  ===========
       sda1        1    13    101M  ext3  /boot
       sda2       14  1959  15264M  ext3  /
       sda3     1960  2213   1992M  swap

   I added the a 1000MB ext3 file system at /usr/vice/cache for AFS.

   The final configuration is
      Device   Start   End   Size   Type      Mount Point
     ========  =====  ====  ======  ====      ===========
       sda1        1    13    101M  ext3      /boot
       sda2       14  1832  14268M  ext3      /
       sda3     1833  1959    996M  ext3      /usr/vice/ca (sic)
       sda4     1960  2213   1992M  Extended
         sda5   1960  2213   1992M  swap
   Accepted a lot of the defaults.  In particular, the two
   "Network Configuration" screens came up as I wanted them to;
   * eth0 should not use DHCP, "Activate on boot", and the right, fixed
          I.P. address & Netmask.
   * eth1 did NOT have "Activate on boot" checked.

   Filled in the "Secondary DNS:" on the "Miscellaneous Network Settings"
   screen, to (Lisle's chiname).

   !!! Disabled the firewall.

   Set "Time Zone Selection" to "America/Los_Angeles".

   Took their default software selection.

5) The first screen after the install was "Video Card Configuration".
   Accepted the "Video Card:" they detected, "Matrox Millennium G450".

   The next "Monitor Configuration" screen allowed me to change the
   "Monitor:" from "Unprobed Monitor" to "Sony CPD-G400".

   The system then rebooted.

6) After the boot, configured NTP, pointing to afs1.

   Did not register with Red Hat Network.

7) vi /boot/grub/grub.conf to lower the timeout from 10 seconds to 3.

8) To update the system,
     mount jasper:/var/up2date /mnt
     cd /mnt
     rpm -import RPM*
   # (in laus-libs-0.1*rpm) is needed by pam-0.75-54 and rpm -F --aid
   # won't install it.  Why not?  I dunno.  Maybe 'cause it's not "suggested"?
     rpm -Uvh laus-libs*rpm
     rpm -Fv --aid *rpm
     umount /mnt
9) To install AFS,
     mkdir /tmp/afs
     cd /tmp/afs
     scp -p jasper@jasper:/afs/d/software/base/linux/openafs-1.2.11/* .
     rpm -Uvh *rpm

     vi /usr/vice/etc/cacheinfo
   and set the cache size to 95% of the number of 1K blocks of /usr/vice/cache.
   95% of 1GB (my standard), is 953850.

     vi /usr/vice/etc/ThisCell
   and set the cell name to

     vi /usr/vice/etc/CellServDB
   remove all the existing lines, and add just these two lines,
     >   # Thomson-Delphion

   To start AFS now, service afs start

   To allow AFS-authenticated logins, ftp's, etc,
     cp -p /etc/pam.d/system-auth /etc/pam.d/system-auth.Before.AFS
     cp -p --reply=yes system-auth /etc/pam.d/system-auth

   To clean up,
     rm -rf /tmp/afs

   To add our standard links,
     ln -s /afs/d/u /u
     ln -s /afs/d/FakeDFS /dfs