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Install - BIOS/MBR, EFI/GPT, ARM


Plop Linux is for advanced Linux users. The install documentation does not describe every step with commands. When it's too difficult for people then I will update this page with more details.


Description for x86 - BIOS, MBR


Boot a Linux of your choice (from CD, USB, hard disk, network).

Download ploplinux-desktop-4.3.9-i486.tar.gz for 32-bit or ploplinux-desktop-4.3.9-x86_64.tar.gz for 64-bit.

Create a partition for Plop Linux. Partition type ID 83, minimum size 6 GB. Don't forget to set the active flag when you want to boot from the Plop Linux partition.

Create an Ext3 file system on the Plop Linux partition.

Mount the Plop Linux partition.

Extract the Plop Linux archive on the Plop Linux partition.

On the Plop Linux partition, move the system files from the 'ploplinux-desktop-4.3.9' directory up that they became the root directories on the Plop Linux partition.

Remove the empty 'ploplinux-desktop-4.3.9' directory.

Edit 'etc/fstab' to your system setup.

Edit 'etc/lilo.conf' and setup the correct partition entries.

Copy the '/dev' directory to the root of the Plop Linux partition.

Install LILO to make Plop Linux bootable. Example: 'lilo -r /mnt'.

When you have a fresh hard disk then make the MBR bootable. Example: lilo -M /dev/sda

Note: You can also use Grub2 as boot manager. See here.

Reboot and start Plop Linux. Continue with the personalisation of your fresh system. See Configurations.


Description for x86 - EFI, GPT


Boot a Linux of your choice (from CD, USB, hard disk, network).

Download ploplinux-desktop-4.3.9-i486.tar.gz for 32-bit or ploplinux-desktop-4.3.9-x86_64.tar.gz for 64-bit.

For EFI, you need two partitions. The first partition is a FAT formatted partition with the boot files. The second partition is the OS partition.

Run 'gfdisk /dev/sda'.

Create as first one a partition with 300 MB, partition type 'EF00' (EFI System).

Second, create a partition for Plop Linux. Partition type ID 8300, minimum size 6 GB.

Create a FAT file system on the EFI System partition. mkfs.fat -F 32 /dev/sda1

Create an Ext3 file system on the Plop Linux partition. mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda2

Run the command 'automount' to mount the partitions. You can also mount them manually.

Extract the Plop Linux archive on the Plop Linux partition (/mnt/sda2).

On the Plop Linux partition, move the system files from the 'ploplinux-desktop-4.3.9' directory up that they became the root directories on the Plop Linux partition.

Remove the empty 'ploplinux-desktop-4.3.9' directory.

Edit 'etc/fstab' to your system setup.

Extract the Grub2 package to the EFI System partition mounted to /mnt/sda1. Use '/usr/share/efi/efi.tar.gz' or download the package 'efi.tar.gz'.
Extract example: cd /mnt/sda1 && tar xfvz /usr/share/efi/efi.tar.gz

Copy the Linux Kernel: cp -v /mnt/sda2/boot/bzImage /mnt/sda1/efi/boot

If Plop Linux is not on /dev/sda2, then update the file '/mnt/sda1/efi/grub/grub.cfg'.

Set Grub2 as default boot option: efibootmgr -c -d /dev/sda -p 1 -L "Grub2" -l "\efi\boot\bootx64.efi"
You have to use the backslash here!

For direct booting without Grub2 see EFI.

Reboot and start Plop Linux. Continue with the personalisation of your fresh system. See Configurations.

The content of the directory '/boot' is no longer needed. You can delete those files and mount '/dev/sda1' to '/boot'. Update '/etc/fstab' for mounting during booting.


ARM


In the ARM area are instructions for Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi, Odroid XU4 and the Cubietruck.



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