You will have to download two files. One is live CD called Redobackup that will preform the installation. The other file is actual AP-Linux image. If you find any errors or difficulties, please leave a comment at the end of this document or notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We don’t know if this document is good or need some improvements, so leave a comment. If you had successful install, send us a mail also. Thanks.
1. Entire hard disk. If you want some other OS next to AP-Linux, you can install it on the same disk, but after AP-Linux installation.
2. HDD size at least 27GB
3. 1GB of RAM
4. 64-bit intel or AMD CPU.
5. Patience and Rakija after successful install
1. DVD rom (internal or external)
2. USB stick or second disk in PC or shared storage for the image of AP-Linux
DISCLAIMER! This installation can ERASE all your data if you don’t know what you are doing. We are not responsible for any of your data or hair loss.
1. Download the modified Redobackup CD image and burn the image on CD or DVD. md5 file is here. If you don’t know how to burn ISO file here is how you can do it: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
2. Download the new AP-Linux V3 zip image and extract the files to USB stick or to network shared folder. MD5 file is here. You will get directory named something like APL-v3 with 6 files like this. Their names will be changed in the future, but you will have files: *.backup, *.mbr, * _part1.000, *_part2.000, *.sfdisk, *.size
3. Prepare your PC for booting from CD/DVD ROM. Maybe your PC is already configured like that. If it doesn’t boot from CDROM, go to BIOS and find an option that says something like “Boot order” and select CD/DVD for first boot device, and second device Hard Disk. Save the BIOS options and exit. Now installer DVD should boot from DVD ROM.
4. Prepare new, blank or some old hard disk drive on which you want to install AP-Linux. You can’t upgrade from previous version. Remember, installation will erase everything on this disk.
5. Insert the Redobackup CD in DVD/CD rom and boot the PC. Also connect USB stick with extracted image of AP-Linux.
This screen should appear
After successful boot this screen will appear. Choose “Restore”.
Select source drive. Your source drive is where you have extracted AP-Linux.zip image. Our appears as Drive 2 Part 2 which means: disk2 partition 2.
Our AP-Linux image is on the second partition of disk2. (160GB disk on the picture above) We have picked this partition for source. Your will probably be different and you will have windows partitions. Ok, now choose your source drive with AP-Linux installation, navigate to the image and click open.
Select destination drive. In our example, we will install AP-Linux on Drive 1 (/dev/sda). If your destination drive is not “Drive 1”, scroll down to video installation on Drive 2. Installation will use entire disk so you can’t choose partitions here. Remember that you have to be careful selecting the right drive because installation will wipe everything on that drive.
And the installation will begin
Wait until is finished, and if you have installed AP-Linux on disk 1 (/dev/sda), that’s it. Reboot, remove the CD and you should boot new AP-Linux and login automatically. But we have to do one more thing. After successful install and reboot, right click on empty desktop space and select X-Terminal. After ‘su’ you will be asked for password. Password is ‘muser’.
Open X-Terminal and type:
<server1>[~]$ su Password: <server1>[~]# mount -o remount,rw / <server1>[~]# chown -R muser:muser /storage <server1>[~]# ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Zagreb /etc/localtime <server1>[~]# reboot
Replace zoneinfo/Europe/Zagreb with your city.
If you prefer video installation, here it is:
If you have installed AP-Linux on Disk2 (/dev/sdb), after installation you will have to modify two files. ‘fstab and syslinux.conf’. Here is video of installation on Disk2 (/dev/sdb) and how to modify these two files:
Upon boot, you will have to tell your PC to boot from second disk. This can be done on startup or in BIOS. But some motherboards don’t support this. If that’s the case, you will have to install AP-Linux on Disk1.
After installation you will have two partitions. These two partitions are using about 23GB of disk. The rest is free. You can create 3rd partition to populate the space. “Type ‘fdisk /dev/sda’. Again replace the sda if you installed on sdb or sdc. Type: ‘n’,’p’,’3′ and the rest is default. ‘n’ stands for “new partition”, ‘p’ for “primary”, ‘3’ for 3rd. After “command (m for help): you can type ‘p’ to see the list again. When you are satisfied, type ‘w’ to save the changes. You can always quit with ‘q’ and try again.”
“Now we need to create file system on that partition. Type: ‘mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda3’ (replace sda3 with your disk number). This will create file system on 3rd partition of the first disk.“”
Next, playing audio in AP-Linux v3 with Deadbeef player.
1. Wireless config
Open terminal and become root.
$ su Password: # mount -o remount,rw / # pacman -Sy # pacman -S wpa_supplicant # wpa_passphrase SSIDNAME Password >> /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf # wpa_supplicant -B -D wext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf # dhcpcd wlan0
You need to know your SSID and password. Your SSID and password will be stored so you don’t need to repeat these steps next time you reboot. You will only need to become root and enter ‘dhcpcd wlan0’.