[CentOS] non-graphics install or fix xorg.conf?
rgm at htt-consult.com
Wed Sep 24 12:36:12 UTC 2008
Trying the to install on the OQO, and hitting up against one problem I
see a lot in the comments about installing various distros on it. That
is its screen size.
So I could install using the text installation except...
What is the command line for text install and askmethod so I can use
HTTP to access my local repo? What do I add to 'linux askmethod'? And
if I go the text install route, can I do all of my custom disk
partitioning? I seem to recall from when I fell intotext install on a
system without enough memory, that I could not work with LVM in text mode.
Can I set the video size in that 'linux askmethod' line? Here is a
sample xorg.conf I have found:
Identifier "Silicon Motion, Inc. SM720 Lynx3DM"
# Driver "siliconmotion" # need to modify the driver
first before using
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Modeline "800x480" 40 800 864 928 1088 480 481 484 509 +HSync
IF I have to go with a custom kickstart file from diskette (Drive a:), I
suppose I could put the hardware together for it. I would need a
powered USB hub (around here somewhere), my USB diskette drive, along
with the USB CDrom....
How best to proceed?
Oh, for my custom disk partitioning, besides the ext3 partition for
/boot, I create a separate swap partition of memory x 2 (=2Gb). Then
the LVM partition has two ext3 partitions, one for / around 12Gb, and
the other for /home as the rest. The drive is a 60Gb drive, so I might
make / bigger:
ext3 /boot 100mb
LVM Rest of drive (to 512byte multiple)
ext3 / 12Gb
ext3 /home rest of LVM
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