Hercules and Slackware (slack/390) – Part 7
…Continuing from Part 6
After formatting and partitioning our storage, we’re ready to enter Slack/390’s setup program.
In your telnet session simply enter:
and the following screen will appear:
The arrow keys did not work for me via telnet, but you can use the ‘+’, ‘-’ and ‘tab’ keys to navigate the menu.
You can read the Help section if you like now. It is the original version for Slackware, not adapted for Slack/390, so some details are inaccurate. But most generic info is true for all installations, so if you are not in too much of a hurry, take a look.
We’ll skill setting up a swap partition, as we did not create one.
1) Setting up our target partitions
First we have to inform the installer where we want to install Slack/390.
We created two virtual DASDs, and will use them as suggested in the Help section:
- 1 partition / DASD for ‘/’
- 1 partition / DASD for ‘/home’
So select ‘TARGET’ from the menu and you’ll get the following screen:
Now we get the following options for creating a file system on the partition:
Here we decide which file system to use. Again, we’re using a virtual device that’s on a real drive of our host system. Using a journaling file system here would cause double journaling. Unless you pretend to save precious data on your mainframe, I suggest using ext2 on your virtual storage to gain some performance.
So choose ‘ext2′ on this menu and we go to the next point of decision:
After a few moments, we’ll see the following menu, giving us the option to select another partition:
As mentioned before, I created a second partition for our ‘/home’ directory, so select the free ‘/dev/dasdb1′ partition now.
Again, select the quick ‘FORMAT’, the ‘ext2′ file system and the ‘4096′ inode size.
After formatting our second partition, we are asked where we want to mount it:
We are presented with the lines that setup will put in our /etc/fstab file:
Next post: Selecting the source media!