Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:47:08 +0400 From: gremlin@...mlin.ru To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Owl on HP ML350 G3 On 15-Jan-2014 17:15:27 -0200, J. Cesar Bertelli wrote: > Thank you for your helpful reply, Gremlin! You're right. > Thanks for the RPM's, specially the first (I'm using x86). Which x86, 32-bit or 64-bit one? :-) > > The CCISS differs from the usual disk controllers, so you > > may like to partition, format and mount the will-be-root > > filesystem manually. > I've just read from (*1) that "Owl's installer program - > settle - is not able to create software RAID devices yet". > (*1) http://openwall.info/wiki/Owl/software-raid > Anyway, as you said, it's possible via the command-line. The `settle` is intended to simplify the installation, not to exclusively perform it: you can setup the whole system without running `settle` at all. > (One thing that took my attention is that the installer > program doesn't print a word about that.) Pushed that to our "should be fixed on occasion" list :-) > 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. `make buildworld iso` will do that for you - simply put your .config into the native/kernel/ directory. > 2. Create a simple script to perform the partition task and > append it to the Owl Live CD. That's non-trivial task, as guessing the correct partition sizes usually fails. Well, modern disks are large enough for assigning: 1. at least 3...4 Gb to the / (root); 2. `free -m | sed -nre '/^Mem:/s,(.*: +| +.*),,gp'` *1.1 to swap; 3. about 1...2 Gb to the /var; 4. remaining space to /home (optionally encrypted) Given that, partitioning the disk may be easily automated with, say, perl... > Is there a better way? There should be... -- Alexey V. Vissarionov aka Gremlin from Kremlin <gremlin ПРИ gremlin ТЧК ru> GPG: 8832FE9FA791F7968AC96E4E909DAC45EF3B1FA8 @ hkp://keys.gnupg.net
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