Hal W Canary 3

Fedora Core 6 Install Notes

This is mostly for my own reference.

Before I Install

Get current information from df and fdisk -l .

Disk /dev/hda: 203.9 GB, 203928109056 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24792 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1        6374    51199123+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2            6375       24792   147942585    c  W95 FAT32 LBA

Disk /dev/hdb: 120.0 GB, 120060444672 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14596 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1   *           1          25      200781   83  Linux
/dev/hdb2              26        1247     9815715   83  Linux
/dev/hdb3            1248       14347   105225748   83  Linux
/dev/hdb4           14348       14596     2000092   82  Linux swap

Filesystem 1M-blocks Mounted on
/dev/hda1            NTFS partition
/dev/hda2     144405 /d
/dev/hdb1        190 /boot
/dev/hdb2       9286 /
/dev/hdb3     101147 /home
/dev/hdb4            SWAP

Tar up /etc to grab specific config files later.

sudo tar czf /home/etc-$(date +%Y-%m-%d).tgz /etc

As before, hardlink the iso of the install disc[s] into /home.

cd /home/files/Downloads/Zod-dvd-i386/
ln FC-6-i386-DVD.iso /home/

Then you can use

linux askmethod

to install from the HDD. This tends to be faster than installing from CD and less error-prone.


Log in tty1 as root:

Set up sudoers file

EDITOR=nano /usr/sbin/visudo
	hal ALL=(ALL) ALL
	hal ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/cdrecord

Set up /home partition.

mv /home /old.home
mkdir /home
nano /etc/fstab
	/dev/hdb3 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
mount /home

Login X11 as normal

Remove "quiet rhgb" from kernel options.

sudo nano /etc/grub.conf

Install packages.

sudo yum -y update

sudo yum -y install gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-ugly
sudo yum -y install gconf-editor
sudo yum -y install mplayer
sudo yum -y install bittorrent bittorrent-gui
sudo yum -y install alltray
sudo yum -y install inkscape emacs
sudo yum -y install fortune-mod fortune-firefly
sudo yum -y install fonts-japanese fonts-chinese fonts-korean

sudo yum -y install bash-completion id3lib id3v2

Install Macromedia Flash.

sudo wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/macromedia-i386.repo \
sudo mkdir -p /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs/
sudo ln -s /etc/X11/fs/config /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs/config
sudo yum -y install flash-plugin

Why do I need to do this?

sudo yum remove totem-mozplugin

Config things.

sudo system-config-printer
sudo system-config-network
sudo system-config-display
sudo system-config-securitylevel
	Add port tcp/59147

Remove unnecessary services

sudo /sbin/chkconfig autofs off
sudo /sbin/chkconfig apmd off
sudo /sbin/chkconfig bluetooth off
sudo /sbin/chkconfig hidd off
sudo /sbin/chkconfig cpuspeed off
sudo /sbin/chkconfig firstboot off
sudo /sbin/chkconfig gpm off
sudo /sbin/chkconfig irqbalance off
sudo /sbin/chkconfig isdn off
sudo /sbin/chkconfig mdmonitor off
sudo /sbin/chkconfig netfs off
sudo /sbin/chkconfig nfslock off
sudo /sbin/chkconfig pcscd off
sudo /sbin/chkconfig portmap off
sudo /sbin/chkconfig rpcgssd off
sudo /sbin/chkconfig rpcidmapd off

Add guest account

sudo system-config-users

Modify SSH Daemon Configuration.

sudo /sbin/service sshd stop
sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config
	PermitRootLogin no
	DenyUsers guest
	Banner /etc/issue.ssh

assume we kept a copy of /etc/ssh/ssh_host_* in a tarball somewhere.

sudo rename ssh_host OLD_ssh_host /etc/ssh/ssh_host_*
sudo cp --preserve=mode,timestamps ssh_host_* /etc/ssh/
cd /etc/ssh/
su -c 'for x in ssh*.pub;do ssh-keygen -l -f $x >>/etc/issue.ssh;done'
cd -

Edit /etc/issue.ssh to look nice. Add line:

===== Unauthorized Access Prohibited =====

Restart the daemon

sudo /sbin/service sshd start


file modification time: 2006-10-31 19:16:23

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