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Re: Hello, Inroduction of a new member.
If you haven't looked already, Michael Lucas' "Absolute OpenBSD" on No
Starch Press might be helpful to you. It lays out the basics of installing,
configuring, and administering an OpenBSD boxen. As well, OpenBSD and
FreeBSD are very similar, so you could always look for information on the
Net, or books, that explain how to install Gnome and OpenOffice on FreeBSD
and apply the instructions to OpenBSD.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, November 27, 2003 7:59 PM
Subject: Hello, Inroduction of a new member.
I just joined this list and would like to thank all people who are
activelly developing this wonderul operating system.
I am not exactly a newbie but I am very very rusty. I was able to
install the base OpenBSD 3.4, X and downloaded source and package
trees. Base system and X work fine. Now I am looking forward to
install GNOME2.4, its applets and OpenOffice.
Here is the hard drive breakdown:
I am not very versed in "./config" "make" "make install" and "make
clean" but if it does not give me error messages I can pass it. The
problem starts when I try to start the whole thing. If it is enough
of my old school to understand compiling principles, it is very
difficult to learn scripting and user managemet. When I was studying
programming Eniac was still around....
Here an old bag is asking for help. All I want is a concise
direction like "1. do this..." "2. do that..." and so on.
Considering that I dedicated the whole drive wholly for this
operating system and the computer is fairly new I think it is
possible to develop this kind of list.
Trust me, I tried to lurk in user groups, visited different
developers sites, asked questions on forums and so far I am still
gathering bits and pieces.
Can anyone or all of you tech-lords somehow come down on earth and
help compiling this list "WHAT TO DO" for mere mortals? Literally,
without much explanations just list the commands to load the system,
blindly download source and/or ports trees, compile the packages,
edit scripts for most generic setup, say two users. After it works
those who are behind will leasurly study new domain commands in
their new WORKING system!
Please help me to compile the list of what to do in this form:
1. Dedicate a separate hard drive for OpenBSD (use removable tray
2. Insert boot CD and restart computer.
3. Select (I)nstall.
4. Prepare hard drive:
a) at prompt > enter p m<<enter>> - see existin partitions
b) d g<<enter>> - delete partition g
c) d h<<enter>> - delete partition h
n) delete all partitions except the partition "c"
o) a a<<enter>> - add 80MB / partition
p) a b<<enter>> - add (RAMmemory)x2 /swap partition
q) a d<<enter>> - add 60MB /var partition
r) a e<<enter>> - add 100MB /temp partition
s) a g<<enter>> - add 40% HD(2GB min) /usr partition
t) a h<<enter>> - add leftovers of hard drive /home partition
u) q<<enter>> - write partition to hard drive
...and so on...
I would like to contribute and maintain this "newbie" directions. If
anyone who knows this stuff can mail to me little bits and pieces I
would be honored to help the free community.