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   * "deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/unstable/main"    * "deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main"

Here in will be the recipe needed to install a clean, effecient and viable build of Debian, NoCat and related apps to turn a NewCloneArmyBox into a powerfull node on the PTPnet

(These are rough notes taken by JeffWillard and DarrinEden from the actions of KeeganQuinn which will be hammered into a step by step recipe)


  • text surrounded by quotes " " are things you must type either at the prompt or in response to a questions

The Debian Install

  • at boot prompt: "bf24" (start 2.4 kernel vs. 2.2)
  • select Language and keyboard
  • hard disk (/dev/hda)
    • Create swap partition (128M)
    • Root partition --bootable (128Mb)
    • logical partition (.5 Gig)
    • 2nd logical partition (.5 Gig)
    • home (whatever is left over)
    • all FS type Linux exect swap which is linux swap

    • Init swap partition
    • init pri (ext3)
    • mount root filesystem
    • repeat above for var,usr,and home

  • kernel install
    • configure device drivers
    • (devices/net)
    • nic (de4x5)
  • configure network
  • make system bootable "mbr"
  • reboot
  • set time
  • set root pwd
  • remove pcmcia packages? "yes"
  • atp configuration "edit by hand"
  • run taskel? "no"
  • deselect? "no"
  • update configuration file? "yes"
  • Configuring debconf
    • select Readline
    • select medium
    • don't touch keymap
    • system wide readible directories? "yes"
    • serial "autosave once"
  • upgrade glibc? "Y"
  • update system? "yes"
  • mail config? "5"
  • mandb? "yes"
  • rebuild database? "yes"
  • erase any additional .deb files? "yes"
  • "apt-get update"
  • "apt-get install deborphan"
  • "deborphan"
  • "dbkp -P <all packages listed ---space in between>"

  • "deborphan -a"
  • "dpkg -P <all packages you don't want>"

  • "deborphan -a"
    • repeat several times to ensure all packages are removed that you don't want

The NoCat Install

  • "/sbin/ifconfig -a"BR

    • {{{ eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:C0:F0:17:74:F6
      • inet addr: Bcast:

        • Mask: UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:2092 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:1102 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:2 txqueuelen:100 RX bytes:2948521 (2.8 MiB) TX bytes:78364 (76.5 KiB) Interrupt:10 Base address:0xe880

      eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:F8:04:F2:9F
      • BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b) Interrupt:11 Base address:0xec00

      lo Link encap:Local Loopback
      • inet addr: Mask: UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b) }}}

  • "sudo su -"
    • {{{We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System Administrator. It usually boils down to these two things:
      • #1) Respect the privacy of others. #2) Think before you type.
  • "exit"
  • "logout"
  • "sudo -s"
  • "clear"
  • "apt-get install snmpd dnsmasq"
  • "apt-get install perl make gnupg"
  • "deborphan -a"
    • {{{main/admin sudo main/net ssh main/admin pciutils main/utils fileutils main/utils shellutils main/utils textutils main/utils gnupg main/net dnsmasq main/net snmpd main/base lilo main/net iptables main/devel make main/editors nvi main/admin deborphan}}}
  • "lynx http://www.nocat.net"

    • Download the nightly build of NoCatAuth

    • exit lynx
  • "tar xvfz NoCatAuth-nightly.tgz"

  • "apt-get install wget"
  • "wget http://rune.thebasement.org/~ice/tmp/stable-01.patch"

  • "apt-get install patch"
  • "patch -p1 < ../stable-01.patch"

  • "vi /etc/kernel-img.conf"
    • {{{ do_symlinks = No do_initrd = Yes postinst_hook = /sbin/update-grub postrm_hook = /sbin/update-grub do_bootloader = No}}}
  • "apt-get install kernel-image-2.4-K6"
  • "dpkg -P lilo"
  • "apt-get install grub"
  • "update-grub"
    • {{{Could not find /boot/grub/menu.lst file. Would you like /boot/grub/menu.lst generated for you? (y/N) "y" }}}
  • "update-grub"
  • reboot
  • "uname -a"
  • "sudo -s"
  • "apt-get install ssmtp"
    • Automatically overwrite config files? "y"
    • Who gets mail for userids < 1000? "dje"

    • Name of your mailhub? "mail.personaltelco.net"
    • What domain to masquerade as? "personaltelco.net"
    • Allow override of From: line in email header? "y"
  • "deborphan"
  • "dpkg -P libident libpcre3"
  • "deborphan"
  • "make gateway"
    • {{{ -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
      • Congratulations!
      • NoCat gateway is installed. To start it, check /usr/local/nocat/nocat.conf, then run bin/gateway as root.

      • -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-}}}

Installing the PTPnet Node Files

(soon to be)

NewCloneArmyInstallMethodology (last edited 2007-11-23 18:01:02 by localhost)