- Question: Did you read the above notice, and if yes, is it clear what it means?
- Ok then, you need a PC with a harddisk and CD-ROM drive inside. The process itself is simple.
- Partition your harddisk. You can do this on your own or type
root@ariane:~ > /sbin/ariane.d/mklinuxdisk /dev/hda 512 300
This command creates two partitions on /dev/hda, hda1 which will become a swap device of 512MB and a 300MB hda2 where ariane is installed in the next step.
- Mount the CD-ROM ans install the image:
root@ariane:~ > mount /dev/cdrom disk root@ariane:~ > /sbin/ariane.d/installimage -x /dev/hda disk/bootcode/linux.tgz
This starts the installation process. It asks you some questions for which it's safe to accept the defaults. Answering the last one "Do you want to reboot to configure mode?" with "yes" means that your first harddisk boot goes into runlevel 5. This is a safe multi-user mode with no drivers loaded and the possibility to make the installation network-ready.
- Unmount the CD and reboot:
root@ariane:~ > umount disk root@ariane:~ > reboot
The reboot should start immediately after the lilo prompt is displayed, starting into runlevel 5. Log in as root, do whatever you'll have to do here, then type
root@ariane:~ > init 2
to bring your system up. This "boot to configure mode" is only a one time thing, following reboots will go directly to runlevel 2.