The Perfect Setup - Debian Sarge (3.1) - Page 2

Now the base system is being installed:

I install the GRUB boot loader to the master boot record:

Afterwards remove the Sarge Netinstall CD from your system and reboot it:

Configure your time zone:

Enter a password for root:

Create a second user admin:

Choose your installation method. Since I want to do an installtion over the network I select http or ftp.

Select a mirror for your installation:

Enter a proxy for the installtion (if necessary). Normally you can leave this field empty.

Under Debian software selection I only choose Mail server. I will install all other services manually later on.

The network installation starts:

Continue installing libc-client without Maildir support. If you want to use Maildir you can install Courier-POP3/Courier-IMAP (explained later on):

Do not configure Exim as we will replace it with Postfix later on:

Congratulations! Your base system is finished now:

On to the next step...

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By: Anonymous

As the help text for the time zone suggests you should use a GMT-zone based setup if you install a server that is linux only. I'd also suggest to install ntpdate + ntp-server.