The Perfect Setup - Mandriva 2007 Free Edition - Page 2

Now we 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, unselect all other package groups, and click on Next:

The package installation starts:

Afterwards, provide a root password:

Create another user (e.g. admin) and click on Accept user:

To not create yet another user, click on Next on the next screen:

Unselect Autologin because we are installing a server, not a desktop (we don't want to install a graphical user interface):

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...):

Click on More to get a list of all available keyboard layouts, then select the appropriate layout and click on Next:

Next we configure the time zone we're in:

On the next screen select hardware clock set to UTC, Automatic time synchronization (using NTP), and for NTP Server choose All servers:

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From: Anonymous at: 2009-04-21 09:53:48

Thanks for that great tutorial, very instructive and usefull for a noob like me ! But is it always actual ? or is there another more recent ?

From: Tom Smith at: 2009-12-04 05:48:54

The quick fix is to login into the graphical interface with the root user and then you can go about adding the user you want.

From: Tom Smith at: 2009-12-04 06:00:57

The quick fix is to login into the graphical interface with the root user and then you can go about adding the user you want. You just need to open up Mandriva Control Center to do it.

From: feliduca at: 2008-09-30 21:46:35

The quick fix is to login into the graphical interface with the root user and then you can go about adding the user you want. You just need to open up Mandriva Control Center to do it. IF you're comfortable with command line then try out "man useradd". A simple line you'd probably need for useradd would be something like: "useradd -d /home/<user>/ -s /bin/bash <user>" and then you'd do a "passwd user" and set the password.

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From: husky training at: 2011-02-17 07:30:47

I had problems using this on my old computer last week (Can't run the newer version and this one is the only one that has been working stable). Had the same problem as the first poster so I'm going to try it over this weekend using your suggestion :)

 

Hopefully it will work! haha

From: Bedrift at: 2010-11-21 15:34:48

You have explain it in such a simple way with snap shots. Thanks for your efforts.