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PCLOS 9 TIPS


- THE ISOs

On ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/metalab/distributi...nglish/preview/ there are 2 different PCLos 9 ISOs available:

pclinuxos-p9.iso
pclinuxos-p9-alt.iso


The pclinuxos-p9.iso is the "normal" edition
The pclinuxos-p9-alt.iso is the "alternative"edition . . . here are the specifications:

QUOTE (Texstar)
* Turned off cpufreq, powernow at boot

* Turn on pcmcia at boot

* Disabled unionsfs from default can be enabled at boot if desired by typing
livecd union=yes (Mozilla-firefox doesnt like unionfs file system), works
fine if union disabled

* Removed noapic and nolapic from iso boot and hd installer. Can be added to
command line if needed by typing livecd noapic nolapic

* Added nforce kernel sound driver (nvsound)

* Added madwifi kernel drivers

* Added firmware for Gigafast WF741-UIC USB WLan

* Added kdenlive video editor

* Did apt-get update and installed all updated rpms.





- UPGRADE FROM PCLOS 8

If you want to update from PCLos 8 to PCLos 9 you will have to adapt the /etc/apt/sources.list . . . here is the new file:

QUOTE
#PCLINUXOS apt repository

# rpm http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/texstar/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2004 os updates texstar 
# rpm ftp://ftp-linux.cc.gatech.edu/pub/metalab/distributions/texstar/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2004 os updates texstar
rpm ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/metalab/distributions/texstar/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2004 os updates texstar
# rpm ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/mirrors/sunsite/distributions/texstar/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2004 os updates texstar
# rpm http://rpm.nyvalls.se/ pclinuxos/2004 thac


After changing the sources file you can use synaptics to upgrade




- FASTER BOOT HD INSTALL

If booting your PCLos HD install takes a long time:

QUOTE (Texstar)
If you get a long pause at checking filesystems you can speed up your boot process by editing /etc/modprobe.preload and removing the following kernel drivers.

8250_pci
8250
epca
esp
isicom
istallion
moxa
mxser
stallion
sx
synclink
synclinkmp

Open teminal konsole, type su and enter root password, type kwrite /etc/modprobe.preload, remove the above then save the file. On reboot things should move along a little faster.

Tex


Note: If you feel unsure you can also comment them out by placing a "#" sign at the start of every line you want to exclude, so if you ever want to restore one of them you only have to remove the # again.



Bruno


PS: Please also visit PCLos Wiki



-- Jun 18 2005 --


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