Sidux/Post-installation work

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Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you want to have an access to non-free, contrib and multimedia repositories just change
"sources.list" file adding new server addresses.
There are two ways to do so:
1. Midnight Commander's built-in text editor: Menu-> Accessories-> Terminal:
admin/root password
a. Tab "Options" -> Configuration-> use internal edit-> make sure it is marked and Save it.
b. Go to: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list -> edit it with F4 key.
c. Change a line:
deb sid main
d. For new one you can see below:
deb sid main contrib non-free
e. Add new line of multimedia repo:
deb sid main non-free
f. Save the file with F2 bottom and escape using F10 key.
g. Enter file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sidux.list and change the line for:
deb sid main contrib non-free fix.main fix.contrib fix.non-free
or: sid main contrib non-free fix.main fix.contrib fix.non-free
h. Save it and quit Midnight Commander.

2. Mousepad text editor -> Terminal
 root password
mousepad /apt/etc/sources.list.d/debian.list
mousepad /apt/etc/sources.list.d/sidux.list
(sux command lets run softwares in graphic environment straight from a text console as root)
a. Change first line and add other repositories addresses as you did using "mc".
b. Tab File-> Save it and close editor.

3. Download "debian-multimedia-keyring" package (public key) from:
Go to Terminal and (as a root) install it:
dpkg -i debian-multimedia-keyring_2008.10.16_all.deb
b. Refresh packages list:
apt-get update
c. And install updates:
apt-get dist-upgrade

Language packages[edit | edit source]

If you have chosen different language than English you may install missing language packages.
Just check what's available to get, I used to install additional polish packages:
apt-get install wpolish myspell-pl aspell-pl iceweasel-l10n-pl
For KDE I install package:

Firewall[edit | edit source]

The firewall "iptables" is pre-installed with the system, what you have to do is activate it.
1. The simplies way to do that is use "ufw" (Uncomplicated Firewall) so create two rules for firewall:
all outgoing connection are allowed and all incoming connections are blocked:
apt-get install ufw
ufw enable
You should get confirmation:
Firewall is active and enabled on system startup
You can always check the firewall status:
ufw status
Status: active
Or deactive it (I suggest not):
ufw disable

2. There is an another way to activate firewall using GUI software like Firestarter or Gufw
or Guarddog for KDE.

Mounting partitions[edit | edit source]

After system installations all partitions should be detected and mounted automatically
in "/media" folder.
In a case if anyone missing you can mount it manually.
Run terminal and type:
 root password
fdisk -l
You will get a list of all partitions on your computer drive including not mounted.

Pernament mounting[edit | edit source]

All partitions will be mounted pernamently editing "fstab" file, type it in Termial as root:
mousepad /etc/fstab

1. "ntfs" file system partition (for example /dev/sda1) read only: add the line on the end of the list:
/dev/sda1  /media/sda1  ntfs-3g  ro,users,auto   0   1
a. Do not use "Space" button but "Tab" only.
b. Create "sda1" subfolder in "/media":
mkdir /media/sda1
c. And install "ntfs" package if needed:
apt-get install ntfs-3g

2. "fat32/vfat" file system partition (for example /dev/sda5), read and write - add the line:
/dev/sda5  /media/sda5  vfat  rw,users,auto   0   1
/dev/sda5  /media/sda5  vfat  defaults,umask=007,gid=46,utf8,auto   0   1
Create "sda5' subfolder in "/media":
mkdir /media/sda5

3. "ext3" or "ext4" (for example /dev/sda6) - add the line:
/dev/sda6   /media/sda6   ext4   defaults,users,auto   0   1
Create "sda6" subfolder in "/media:
mkdir /media/sda6

4. "swap" partition (for example /dev/sda7) - add the line:
/dev/sda7    none    swap   sw    0    0

Any "fstab" file changes will be working after system rebooting.

Temporary mounting[edit | edit source]

Partitions can be temporary mounted for a session time.
1. Create "new" subfolder (for example) in "/home" directory and mount a "vfat" (sda5) partition:
mkdir /home/your_user_name/new
mount /dev/sda5 /home/your_user_name/new -t vfat
2. The mounted partition will be unmounted automatically after system reboot or having command:
umount /dev/sda5

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