Wrote most of installation walk through with manually copied ascii art and ascii...
authorvarialus <varialus@web>
Sat, 8 Sep 2012 04:57:14 +0000 (21:57 -0700)
committerCharlie Root <root@leaf.dragonflybsd.org>
Sat, 8 Sep 2012 04:57:14 +0000 (21:57 -0700)
varialus/index.mdwn

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 **Install Xfce 4.6 via Custom Xfce based DVD/IMG Installer**
 
 
 **Install Xfce 4.6 via Custom Xfce based DVD/IMG Installer**
 
-There is a new [Xfce based DVD/IMG installer](http://island.quantumachine.net/~swildner/LiveDVD/x86_64/) which is built by [one of](http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/mailarchive/users/2012-07/msg00123.html) the [DragonFly BSD team members](http://www.dragonflybsd.org/team/). As far as I can tell it is functionally identical to the official GUI installer except that it includes the Xfce 4.6 desktop environment rather than the FVWM window manager. Please help test it out so that we can hopefully get it included in the next stable release! Version 20120826-2055 may not work with uniprocessors, but this should be fixed in the next build.
+There is a new [Xfce based DVD/IMG installer](http://island.quantumachine.net/~swildner/LiveDVD/x86_64/) which is built by [one of](http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/mailarchive/users/2012-07/msg00123.html) the [DragonFly BSD team members](http://www.dragonflybsd.org/team/). As far as I can tell it is functionally identical to the official GUI installer except that it includes the Xfce 4.6 desktop environment rather than the FVWM window manager. Please help test it out so that we can hopefully get it included in the next stable release!
+
+1. Download and extract the [Xfce installer](http://island.quantumachine.net/~swildner/LiveDVD/).
+2. If the version of the installer is less than or equal to 20120826-2055, then installing onto a uniprocessor computer may not work.
+3. If installng onto a VirtualBox virtual machine, the recommended operating system type is FreeBSD (64 bit).
+4. If installing onto a VirtualBox virtual machine, set the hardware clock to UTC time.
+5. After starting the computer but before it finishes booting, you will be greeted with the following boot menu.
+
+        
+        DragonFly/i386 bootstrap loader, Revision 1.1
+        (s@advancer.yo, Sun Aug 26 21:24:11 CEST 2012)
+                                                   |
+        1. Boot DragonFly [kernel]                 |   ,--,           |           ,--,
+        2. Boot DragonFly in Safe Mode             |   |   `-,       ,^,       ,-'   |
+        3. Boot DragonFly without AHCI driver      |    `,    `-,   (/ \)   ,-'    ,'
+        4. Boot DragonFly without ACPI driver      |      `-,    `-,/   \,-'    ,-'
+        9. Escape to loader prompt (also ESC)      |         `------(   )------'
+        s. Boot DragonFly in single user mode      |     ,----------(   )----------,
+        v. Boot DragonFly with verbose logging     |    |        _,-(   )-,_        |
+        R. Reboot                                  |     `-,__,-'   \   /   `-,__,-'
+                                                   |                 | |
+                                                   |                 | |
+                                                   |                 | |
+                                                   |                 | |
+                                                   |                 | |
+                                                   |                 | |
+                                                   |                 `|'
+                                                   |
+        Booting in 10 seconds... _
+
+6. After the computer finishes booting, you will be greeted with the following welcome message and login prompt.
+
+        Welcome to DragonFly!
+        
+        To Start the installer, login as 'installer'.  To just get a shell prompt,
+        login as 'root'.  To start a root gui, login as 'root' and run 'startx'.
+        
+        DragonFly/x86_64 (dflyd.yo) (ttyv0)
+    
+        login: _
+
+7. Type 'installer' without quotes and press enter.
+8. You will be greeted with the following menu.
+
+        F10=Refresh Display                                                            .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                      ,--,           |           ,--,  .
+         ------------------------| Welcome to DragonFly BSD |------------------------- .
+        |                                                                             |.
+        | Welcome to the DragonFly BSD Live CD.                                       |.
+        |                                                                             |.
+        | DragonFly BSD is an efficient and elegant BSD Unix-derived operating        |.
+        | system.  For more information, see http://www.dragonflybsd.org              |.
+        |                                                                             |.
+        | From this CD, you can boot into DragonFly BSD ``live'' (without installing  |.
+        | it) to evaluate it, to install it manually, or to troubleshoot problems     |.
+        | with an existing installation, using either a command prompt or menu-driven |.
+        | utilities.                                                                  |.
+        |                                                                             |.
+        | Also, you can use this automated application to assist you in installing    |.
+        | DragonFly BSD on this computer and configuring it once it is installed.     |.
+        |                                                                             |.
+        |        < Install DragonFly BSD >_ < Configure an Installed System >         |.
+        |    < Live CD Utilities >  < Exit to Live CD >  < Reboot this Computer >     |.
+        |                     < Setup NetBoot Install Services >                      |.
+         ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+        Install DragonFly BSD on a HDD or HDD partition on this computer               .
+
+10. The bottom line changes depending on which option is selected.
+11. Highlight the option < Install DragonFly BSD > and press enter.
+12. You will then be greeted by the following menu.
+
+        F10=Refresh Display                                                            .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                      ,--,           |           ,--,  .
+                                                      |   `-,       ,^,       ,-'   |  .
+                                                       `,    `-,   (/ \)   ,-'    ,'   .
+         --------------------------| Begin Installation |----------------------------- .
+        |                                                                             |.
+        | This application will install DragonFly BSD on one of the hard disk drives  |.
+        | attached to this computer. It has been designed to make it easy to install  |.
+        | DragonFly BSD in the typical case. If you have special requirements that    |.
+        | are not addressed by this installer, or if you have problems using it, you  |.
+        | are welcome to install DragonFly BSD manually. To do so select Exit to Live |.
+        | CD, login as root, and follow the instructions given in the file /README .  |.
+        |                                                                             |.
+        | NOTE! As with any installation process, YOU ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO BACK |.
+        | UP ANY IMPORTANT DATA ON THIS COMPUTER BEFORE PROCEEDING!                   |.
+        |                                                                             |.
+        | < Install DragonFly BSD >_ < Return to Welcome Menu >  < Exit to Live CD >  |.
+         ----------------------------| Press F1 for Help |---------------------------- .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+
+13. Highlight the option < Install DragonFly BSD > and press enter.
+14. The following menu, specific to your hardware, will be displayed.
+
+        F10=Refresh Display                                                            .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                      ,--,           |           ,--,  .
+                                                      |   `-,       ,^,       ,-'   |  .
+                                                       `,    `-,   (/ \)   ,-'    ,'   .
+                                                         `-,    `-,/   \,-'    ,-'     .
+                                                            `------(   )------'        .
+                                                        ,----------(   )----------,    .
+                                                       |        _,-(   )-,_        |   .
+                  ----------------------| Select Disk |----------------------,__,-'    .
+                 |                                                           |         .
+                 | Select a disk on which to install DragonFly BSD           |         .
+                 |                                                           |         .
+                 | < ad1: 1337TB <VBOX HARDDISK 1.0> at ata0-master UDMA33 >_|         .
+                 | < Return to Begin Installation >                          |         .
+                  -----------------------------------------------------------          .
+                                                                    `|'                .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+
+15. Highlight the disk on which to install DragonFly BSD and press Enter.
+16. The following menu will be displayed.
+
+        F10=Refresh Display                                                            .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                      ,--,           |           ,--,  .
+                                                      |   `-,       ,^,       ,-'   |  .
+                                                       `,    `-,   (/ \)   ,-'    ,'   .
+                                                         `-,    `-,/   \,-'    ,-'     .
+                                                            `------(   )------'        .
+                                                        ,----------(   )----------,    .
+                ----------------------------| Select Disk |----------------------  |   .
+               |                                                                 |'    .
+               | Select how much of this disk you want to use for DragonFly BSD  |     .
+               |                                                                 |     .
+               | ad1: 1337TB <VBOX HARDDISK 1.0> at ata0-master UDMA33           |     .
+               |                                                                 |     .
+               |            < Use Entire Disk >_ < Use Part of Disk >            |     .
+               |                    < Return to Select Disk >                    |     .
+                -----------------------------------------------------------------      .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+
+17. If you would like to use your entire disk, then highlight < Use Entire Disk > and press enter.
+18. The following menu will be displayed.
+
+        F10=Refresh Display                                                            .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                      ,--,           |           ,--,  .
+                                                      |   `-,       ,^,       ,-'   |  .
+                            ------| Are you absolutely sure? |------/ \)   ,-'    ,'   .
+                           |                                        |  \,-'    ,-'     .
+                           | WARNING! ALL data in ALL partitions on |  )------'        .
+                           | the disk                               |  )----------,    .
+                           |                                        |  )-,_        |   .
+                           | ad1: 1337TB <VBOX HARDDISK 1.0> at     |  /   `-,__,-'    .
+                           | ata0-master UDMA33                     | |                .
+                           |                                        | |                .
+                           | will be IRREVOCABLY ERASED!            | |                .
+                           |                                        | |                .
+                           | Are you ABSOLUTELY SURE you wish to    | |                .
+                           | take this action? This is your LAST    | |                .
+                           | CHANCE to cancel!                      ||'                .
+                           |                                        |                  .
+                           |           < OK >_ < Cancel >           |                  .
+                            ----------------------------------------                   .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+
+19. If you are absolutely sure, highlight < OK > and press enter.
+20. The following menu will be displayed.
+
+        F10=Refresh Display                                                            .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                      ,--,           |           ,--,  .
+                                                      |   `-,       ,^,       ,-'   |  .
+                                                       `,    `-,   (/ \)   ,-'    ,'   .
+                                                         `-,    `-,/   \,-'    ,-'     .
+                                                            `------(   )------'        .
+                              ---------| Information |-------------(   )----------,    .
+                             |                                    |(   )-,_        |   .
+                             | The disk                           |\   /   `-,__,-'    .
+                             |                                    | | |                .
+                             | ad1: 1337TB <VBOX HARDDISK 1.0> at | | |                .
+                             | ata0-master UDMA33                 | | |                .
+                             |                                    | | |                .
+                             | was formatted.                     | | |                .
+                             |                                    | | |                .
+                             |                < OK >              | `|'                .
+                              ------------------------------------                     .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+
+21. Press enter.
+22. The following menu will be displayed.
+
+        F10=Refresh Display                                                            .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                      ,--,           |           ,--,  .
+                                                      |   `-,       ,^,       ,-'   |  .
+                                                       `,    `-,   (/ \)   ,-'    ,'   .
+                                                         `-,    `-,/   \,-'    ,-'     .
+                                                            `------(   )------'        .
+                   -----------------| Select file system |------------------------,    .
+                  |                                                         |      |   .
+                  | Please select the file system you want to use with      |,__,-'    .
+                  | DragonFly BSD.                                          |          .
+                  |                                                         |          .
+                  | HAMMER is the new DragonFly BSD file system. UFS is the |          .
+                  | traditional BSD file system.                            |          .
+                  |                                                         |          .
+                  | < Use HAMMER >_ < Use UFS >  < Return to Select Disk >  |          .
+                   ---------------------------------------------------------           .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+
+23. If you want to use HAMMER, and honestly why wouldn't you, then highlight HAMMER and press enter.
+24. The following menu will be displayed.
+
+        F10=Refresh Display                                                            .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                      ,--,           |           ,--,  .
+               --------------------| Create Subpartitions |---------------------    |  .
+              |                                                                 | ,'   .
+              | Set up the partitions (also knows as just `partitions' in       |'     .
+              | BSD tradition) you want to have on this primary partition. In   |      .
+              | most cases you should be fine with the default settings.        |-,    .
+              |                                                                 |  |   .
+              | For Capacity, use 'M' to indicate megabytes, 'G' to indicate    |-'    .
+              | gigabytes, or a single '*' to indicate 'use the remaining space |      .
+              | on the primary partition'.                                      |      .
+              |                                                                 |      .
+              | Mountpoint  Capacity  Encrypted                                 |      .
+              | [/boot_   ] [768M   ] [ ]     < Ins > < Del >                   |      .
+              | [swap     ] [2048M  ] [ ]     < Ins > < Del >                   |      .
+              | [/        ] [*      ] [ ]     < Ins > < Del >                   |      .
+              |                               < Add >                           |      .
+              |                                                                 |      .
+              |     < Accept and Create >  < Return to Select Disk >            |      .
+               -------------------| Press F1 for Help |-------------------------       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+
+25. Highlight < Accept and Create > and press enter.
+26. The following menu will be displayed.
+
+        F10=Refresh Display                                                            .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                      ,--,           |           ,--,  .
+                                                      |   `-,       ,^,       ,-'   |  .
+                                                       `,    `-,   (/ \)   ,-'    ,'   .
+                                                         `-,    `-,/   \,-'    ,-'     .
+               -------------------------| Install OS |--------------------------       .
+              |                                                                 |-,    .
+              | Everything is now ready to install the actual files which       |  |   .
+              | comprise the DragonFly BSD operating system on the selected     |-'    .
+              | partition of the selected disk.                                 |      .
+              |                                                                 |      .
+              | Note that this process will take quite a while to finish. You   |      .
+              | may wish to take a break now and come back to the computer in a |      .
+              | short while.                                                    |      .
+              |                                                                 |      .
+              | < Begin Installing Files >_ < Return to Create Subpartitions >  |      .
+               -----------------------------------------------------------------       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+
+27. Highlight < Begin Installing Files > and press enter.
+28. The following progress bar will be displayed.
+
+        F10=Refresh Display                                                            .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                      ,--,           |           ,--,  .
+                                                      |   `-,       ,^,       ,-'   |  .
+                                                       `,    `-,   (/ \)   ,-'    ,'   .
+                                                         `-,    `-,/   \,-'    ,-'     .
+                                                            `------(   )------'        .
+                                                        ,----------(   )----------,    .
+                  -------------------| Executing Commands |-------------------     |   .
+                 |                                                            |_,-'    .
+                 | /bin/cpdup -o -vvv -u /usr/pkg /mnt/usr/pkg                |        .
+                 |                                                            |        .
+                 |          [*#################58%#                ]          |        .
+                 |                                                            |        .
+                 |                         < Cancel >_                        |        .
+                  ------------------------------------------------------------         .
+                                                                    `|'                .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+
+29. Go brush your teeth. And don't forget to floss.
+30. When it finishes, the following menu will be displayed.
+
+        F10=Refresh Display                                                            .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                      ,--,           |           ,--,  .
+                                                      |   `-,       ,^,       ,-'   |  .
+                    ---------------| Install Bootblock(s) |----------------,-'    ,'   .
+                   |                                                       |   ,-'     .
+                   | You may now wish to install bootblocks on one or more |--'        .
+                   | disks. If you already have a boot manager installed,  |------,    .
+                   | you can skip this step (but you may have to configure |       |   .
+                   | your boot manager separately.)  If you installed      |-,__,-'    .
+                   | DragonFly BSD on a disk other than your first disk,   |           .
+                   | you will need to put the bootblock on at least your   |           .
+                   | first disk and the DragonFly disk.                    |           .
+                   |                                                       |           .
+                   | Disk Drive  Install Bootblock?  Packet Mode?          |           .
+                   | [ad1_     ] [X]                 [X]                   |           .
+                   |                                                       |           .
+                   |           < Accept and Install Bootblocks >           |           .
+                   |                  < Skip this Step >                   |           .
+                    -----------------| Press F1 for Help |-----------------            .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+                                                                                       .
+        The disk on which you wish to install a bootblock                              .
+
+31. Highlight < Accept and Install Bootblocks > and press enter.
+32. An Information dialog box will be displayed which says: Bootblocks were successfully installed!
+33. Press enter.
+34. The following menu will be displayed.
+
+         ---| DragonFly BSD is Installed! |--
+        |
+        | Congratulations!
+        |
+        | DragonFly BSD has successfully been installed on this computer.
+        | You may now proceed to configure the installation. Alternately,
+        | you may wish to reboot the computer and boot into the installed
+        | system to confirm that it works.
+        |
+        |              < Configure this System >_ < Reboot >
+        |                   < Return to Welcome Menu >
+         ---
 
 ## Tidbits
 * **Hammer** is hands down the best file system currently in existence. It has block level deduplication, it is supported out of the box by operating system with great underpinnings, and it runs great on regular hardware.
 
 ## Tidbits
 * **Hammer** is hands down the best file system currently in existence. It has block level deduplication, it is supported out of the box by operating system with great underpinnings, and it runs great on regular hardware.