3.4.6 Manual Installation - System Configuration

This section covers the minimum configuration needed to run ttylinux. More system configuration can be done; see the system guide, section 4, below for information.

The configuration files and options described in this section are present in a ttylinux system installed from the bootable CD-ROM. Following the installation instructions above, the file system is in mnt/newroot, that is the example starting point for the following configuration descriptions.


/etc/fstab needs to have the correct device for the root directory, the manually installed ttylinux /etc/fstab still specifies a RAM disk device for the root directory. Change the RAM disk device, /dev/ram0, to be the disk partition device in which the ttylinux root file system was installed. In the above example /dev/hda8 was used, so for that example the root directory in /etc/fstab would be specified as:

/dev/hda8     /     ext2     defaults     0 0

Boot Loader

The boot loader needs to specify the ttylinux kernel and root file system device. Following the installation instructions above, the LILO configuration file /etc/lilo.conf would include the following. Note the initrd specifier is removed and the root specifier is changed to /dev/hda8.

image = /boot/ttylinux-vmlinuz
	label = ttylinux
	root  = /dev/hda8

Keyboard Map

To use the current keyboard map from the Linux computer being used to install ttylinux, use the following commands.

	rm mnt/newroot/etc/i18n/kmap
	mnt/newroot/bin/dumpkmap >mnt/newroot/etc/i18n/kmap


The best way to set the ttylinux timezone is to use the boot parameters as described in section 4.1. This needs to be done only one time for an installed ttylinux system as this boot option becomes persistent.

Dial-up Network Information

ttylinux does not directly support dial-up networking with PPP and has no support at all for ISDN. Previous versions of ttylinux did have PPP and ISDN support; their package structure is being re-organized and they may return in some later version of ttylinux.

ttylinux does have the PPP binaries: /usr/sbin/pppd and /usr/sbin/chat, but currently it is up to you to configure and use them.

Unmount and Reboot

Now unmount the newly installed partition.

	umount mnt/newroot

And reboot to run the new ttylinux system.