Installing Salix from a Salix Installation CD is somewhat similar to
installing Slackware, but the entire process is considerably shorter
and less complicated. Everything is done efficiently in a
semi-graphical command line interface.
- Select your keymap.
- If you prefer to let Salix do everything including partition
management, just select AUTOPARTITION. Note that this will delete
everything on the hard drive.
- Otherwise, the installer will run cfdisk to allow you to set
up your desired partitions. If they are already as you wish, type 'Q'
to quit. See below for a detailed guide to using
- Your swap partition, if any, will be automatically detected. Say
yes if the detected partition corresponds to that.
- You will then be asked to specify the partition for the root
directory. Select the partition you have created for the
, and continue to format the partition. Unless you prefer otherwise, the
xfs file system is recommended here.
- If you have other partitions to mount, you can do so. If you have a
partition for a
/home directory, select the partition and
continue. Unless the partition is new or you would like to erase the
content of this partition, select not to format.
- Other partitions such as Windows partitions will be detected
automatically. If you would like to make those partitions automatically
usable during your Salix session, include them all to mount.
- The installer will start installing Salix. You will be asked first
where the source files are. If you are installing from the CD, select
"from the CD". Everything should be detected automatically.
- You will be asked to choose an installation mode (Full,
Basic or Core).
- Installation of packages will start.
- After the installation, LILO setup will start up. Unless you are
not using LILO, choose the default options. You can refine the
bootloader configuration (for example, in a multi-boot scenario) after
booting into your new Salix installation.
- You will be asked some other questions regarding time-zone, username
and password. When all the basic questions are answered, the machine
will restart itself.
- That's all. The computer is good to go! Enjoy Salix!
By default, the first user
created has access to sudo, any others do not; to allow them access as
well, they need to be added to the wheel group.