Part 1. Installing Debian 5.04 64-bit netinst
The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system is called Debian GNU/Linux, or simply Debian for short. Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel. Linux is a completely free piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. Of course, the thing that people want is application software: programs to help them get what they want to do done, from editing documents to running a business to playing games to writing more software. Debian comes with over 20,000 packages (precompiled software that is bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine) – all of it free. It’s a bit like a tower. At the base is the kernel. On top of that are all the basic tools. Next is all the software that you run on the computer. At the top of the tower is Debian — carefully organizing and fitting everything so it all works together.
1. My PC Rig
Intel Atom 945CLF2 (N330) support 64-bit architecture
RAM DDR2 PC 6400 1GB
HDD Hitachi 80GB SATA II
NIC Intel Pro 100+
2. Debian Installer
You can download at debian.org
1. Network Topology
2. Setting NAT and IP address in mikrotik, so your PC Squid can connect to internet while installation process
Finish preparing, burn ISO to CD and boot from Debian Netist CD
- Setting BIOS, disabled all onboard device except VGA
If there’s configure menu SATA as AHCI, you choose that
If there’s menu legacy and native, you choose native
Keep ACPI turn on so linux kernel can read Intel Hyper-Threading feature
- Choose expert install
- Sort the steps below by yourself, i don’t sort it right just to test your carefulness
- Choose NO for PC Card services
- Load installer component from CD, choose nothing
- Very important step: configuring network
- Partitioning: Choose option noatime for ext3, and for reiserfs choose notail + noatime, set bootable flag for /boot
- For mirror, choose HTTP and don’t use proxy
- Choose Yes for shadow password and allow login as root
- Choose targeted driver when installer ask you
- When you asked about load kernel, choose 2.6.26-xxx, don’t choose 2.6-xxx
- When you asked about software package to be installed, don’t choose any of it. If you use BIND, you can choose BIND. For group loader, you can choose the old one.
- When you asked about load usb blablabla, choose NO
That’s all for preparation, in a few minutes Debian 5.0.4 will be installed.
Will be continued to Part 2
Note: Partitioning that i’m using here is following my PC Spec with 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD and my purposes for 12 PC Client. So, different purposes, it will be different configuration, how do we setup the configuration based on our purpose? It will be in part 2.