Installation of Pardus 2008/2009 on a Netbook
This is a manual about the installation of Pardus 2008/2009.2 on a Netbook computer.
Therefore we have to use a new method.
- Pay extra attention to the selection of the Bootloader, choose to install it on the netbook hard disk and not on the USB device.
Installation using a USB device for Pardus 2009.1
1. Insert the USB device (min. 1GB), open a Konsole and get the device ID:
ls -la /dev/disk/by-id/usb-*
ls -la /dev/disk/by-id/usb-* lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 jan 19 15:20 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-USB_2.0_Flash_Disk_00e0dda2117692-0:0 -> ../../sdc lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 jan 19 15:20 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-USB_2.0_Flash_Disk_00e0dda2117692-0:0-part1 -> ../../sdc1
This is a device with a part1 partition and identified by sdc (in this example).
Don't forget that the part1 partition (and its content) will be destroyed.
2. Check for the iso file:
3. Write the iso to the USB device (where X stands for the device ID of your USB device):
dd if=filename of=/dev/sdX bs=4M
dd if=Pardus_2009.1_Anthropoides_virgo_International.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M 171+1 records in 171+1 records out 718274560 bytes (718 MB) copied, 443.896 s, 1.6 MB/s
That's all and the device is ready.
4. Restart your computer from the USB device (BIOS settings) and follow the manual: Installing Pardus 2009
Installation using a USB device for Pardus 2008 and 2009 (not 2009.1)
For this manual we need ~700MB free space on a USB drive. A 1GB USB drive is large enough to do the job. The program UNetbootin is used to make the USB drive.
Downloading and installation of UNetbootin
- Download the newest version of UNetbootin from http://sourceforge.net/projects/unetbootin (at this moment: unetbootin-linux-372)
- Make this file executable by Rightclick > Properties > Permissions > mark at "Is executable" > OK.
- In Pardus 2008 open the file unetbootin-linux-... to start the program (it will ask for the root password).
- In Pardus 2009 create a link or Menu entry to the file unetbootin-linux-... and set a mark at Advanced options > Run as a different user.
Making the USB drive
The free partition on the drive must be of the type FAT32 . You can use GParted to create this. The value of the bootflag isn't important .
Transferring files to the USB drive
Making the required change
The USB drive is now ready for use.
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Installation of Pardus 2008 when using the USB version
- Change the bios of the computer to make it bootable from the USB drive.
- Because the Language selection screen will not appear, follow the manual Installing Pardus 2008 beginning at chapter License.
- Pay extra attention to the selection of the Bootloader. Check at Setup overview in order to have it installed at the right place (/dev/sda).
There is a chance that the fonts are to big, if thats the case you need to add the following to your xorg.conf:
Section "Device" Option "NoDDC" EndSection Section "Monitor" DisplaySize 271 159 # Sets the correct DPI (96 x 96) EndSection
This will set the correct dpi.
Installation of Pardus 2009 when using the USB version
- Change the bios of the computer to make it bootable from the USB drive or use the "Boot Menu" option (if available).
- Because the Language selection screen will not appear, follow the manual Installing Pardus 2009 beginning at chapter License.
- It is important that at the Bootloader screen the option "Selected disk below" is used, in order to prevent making the stick unusable for the next steps. (installing bootloader on the stick)
- It is very well possible that the bootloader GRUB isn't installed in the appropriate hard disk/partition despite showing "/dev/sda" in Setup overview.
- If the above is happening and to correct this after the installation has finished, start again from the USB.
- And follow the instructions from the manual Restore Grub without a new installation of Pardus.
Installation using an external CD/DVD drive
My solution for this moment is, (after installation) restart again from USB. You can use a USB CD/DVD drive and follow the regular method linked above. Provided that the bios is set-up to boot the computer from the external drive, this procedure should be relatively easy.