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Just a log of one user's experience trying to follow the instructions

I found it helpful to ssh to diydice and grep through various existing profiles

That's what made me realise I needed to change all the occurrences of 'cc' in the recommended starting point to 'ht' (my own username).

I'm guessing that the inv.sno is what's given on the label of my machine as "Barcode"

No idea how to find the allowed formatting for the inv.location field

If you have a high-res display, add the following line:

xfree.displaymodes_main "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"

Once I got my profile to compile (it's at /diyhome/ht/lcfg/source/ignatius if you're interested), the next hitch was that the boot options menu was not as described in step 7 of the instructions, rather it gave me five options, fc3 and fc5, and defaulted to fc5 while I was still reading!

That was OK, since I wanted FC5

Next pblm: couldn't find my profile. Some detective work established that the correct answer is

http://diydice.inf.ed.ac.uk/profiles/diy.inf.ed.ac.uk/ignatius/XML/profile.xml

obviously your machine name goes where 'ignatius' is above.

Next pblm: LCFG fstab: /root/var/cache/afs already exists and populated LCFG install: install method failed

and I got dropped into a shell. After looking around a bit, I simply exitted, which rebooted, and this time I got in quickly enough to type 'fc5' at the boot menu prompt.

That worked better -- looked like the installation rebuilt the disks from scratch, and started the mega-RPM fetch

-- Main.ht - 01 Feb 2007

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