The Perfect Setup - Mandriva 2006 Free Edition - Page 2

Now we are to select the package groups we want to install. Select Internet station, Network Computer (client), Configuration, Console Tools, Development, Web/FTP, Mail, Database, Firewall/Router and Network Computer server and click on Next:

The package installation starts:

Give root a password:

Create another user (e.g. admin):

Now the installer presents us a summary of the installation and gives us the possibility to change settings by clicking on the appropriate Configure button. First of all we adjust our keyboard layout (if you don't have a US keyboard...):

Next we configure the time zone we're in:

Select Hardware clock set to GMT and Automatic time synchronization (using NTP):

Select an NTP Server:

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From: Anonymous at: 2005-12-06 19:56:16

It would be nice to have a version of this howto without all the screenshots of trivial things like the install screens. I like to print these howtos in case I want to use them later. Instead of a couple of pages of useful info, I get 24 pages of screenshots that I''ve already seen when I did the Mandriva install. Maybe some people like it this way, so perhaps you could provide a "concise version" link, like the "printer-friendly version" link.

From: Anonymous at: 2006-05-20 11:10:42

These instructions were quite helpful but I also want instructions on how to set up subversion hosting with mod_dav_svn on Mandriva.

From: sohbet at: 2008-11-15 00:30:42

thank you

From: Anonymous at: 2008-12-03 04:16:10

It is cool. thanks.

From: muhabbet at: 2009-06-21 13:24:35

thank you...

From: Anonymous at: 2005-12-16 05:30:32

Hi, nice howto but I do think is not a good idea to make automatic updates in a server because a sysadmin MUST to know what software is going to install plus there are many updates that need interaction with new config files.

Just my 2 cents.

From: Anonymous at: 2005-12-21 21:33:56

Thanks for this article, Falko, great work.

Small comments:
to start a service, on Mandriva I think it should be:
service [servicename] start
Not sure if it matters though...

As for non-automated updates, of course it's easy to see what would be updated if you use the -t testmode in the urpmi -update command, to make sure you keep track of everything. And it's easy to find out what the updates are for; one of the few things I prefer the GUI for (MCC - software updates).

Enjoy Linux,

From: Anonymous at: 2006-02-10 05:29:05

Thanks for making it. I managed to follow it successfully and almost there with everything I need - including the successful install of ISPconfig but noticed that you didn't include at least base info on adding users accounts for emails and FTP. It would have been nice to see this. I'm currently trying to figure out how to do this part. Keep up the good work. Was good read.


nibbles at gmail

From: admin at: 2006-02-10 14:33:08

You can find these details in the ISPConfig documentation:

From: Anonymous at: 2006-05-11 14:14:30

Only missed how to have also Perl, RubyOnRails and Python ;)