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.
1. Entire hard disk. Forget side to side installation with windows. It can be done but it’s out of the scope of this document.
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, you should see this screen. First we will need to erase everything on installation hard disk drive. If you are using new blank disk, you can skip this step. Open Disk tools -> Disk Utility Select drive you wish to install AP-Linux and erase everything on it.
Choose “Don’t partition”
After successful erasing, your disk should look like this.
Close Disk Utility and return to the first screen. 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). 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
When it’s finished, we need to create partition for music storage. Once again open Disk Tools -> Disk Utility. You music storage can be on the same disk where you installed AP-Linux. Or it can be on some other disk. Chose your disk and partition. In this example we will use the same disk where we have installed AP-Linux (/dev/sda). You will see free space. Click on it and click “Create Partition”. Choose ext4.
After successful creation, you will see something like this:
Click on the first partition and mount it.
Click on mount point
Navigate to etc and double click fstab
Find line that starts with /dev/sdb1 /storage.
Replace sdb1 with sda3. (Or where you have created your storage partition). Save file and exit editor.
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>[~]# mkdir /storage/Music <server1>[~]# chown -R muser:muser /storage
Local time is set to central Europe. To change it, open terminal and:
<server1>[~]$ su Password: <server1>[~]# mount -o remount,rw / <server1>[~]# rm /etc/localtime <server1>[~]# ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Zagreb /etc/localtime <server1>[~]# reboot
Replace Europe/Zagreb with your time zone. You can find cities and time zones in /usr/share/zoneinfo/ directory.
At the end, copy music that you want to listen to /storage/Music directory. And that’s it. Congratulations!
Next, you can choose to play music with Deadbeef player, or you can enjoy MPD. The best music player daemon on the planet.
Installation instructions on disk 2.
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.
1. Wireless config
Open terminal and become root.
$ su Password: # mount -o remount,rw / # 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’.