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Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:15:27 -0200
From: "J. Cesar Bertelli" <jcb@...h.ai>
To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Owl on HP ML350 G3

Thank you for your helpful reply, Gremlin!
You're right. Thanks for the RPM's, specially the first (I'm using x86).


>The CCISS differs from the usual disk controllers, so you may like 
>to partition, format and mount the will-be-root filesystem manually. 
>That means, before running `settle` you should run `fdisk 
>/dev/cciss/c0d0`, `mke2fs -j /dev/cciss/c0d0p1` and `mount /dev/cciss/c0d0p1 /owl` 
>(and other filesystems as well, most likely "/owl/var" and "/owl/home").

I've just read from (*1) that "Owl's installer program - settle -
is not able to create software RAID devices yet". Anyway, as you said,
it's possible via the command-line. (One thing that took my attention
is that the installer program doesn't print a word about that.)


I really want a straightforward way to install Owl, so I can easily (re)install it
on that particular machine anytime I want. Here's a possible solution:
  1. Build a suitable kernel from source and append it to the Owl Live CD and
adjust LILO bootloader. (*2)
  2. Create a simple script to perform the partition task and append it to the
Owl Live CD.


Is there a better way?

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(*1) http://openwall.info/wiki/Owl/software-raid
(*2) http://openwall.info/wiki/Owl/kernel-build

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