SYS 0.22 - Install DVD

Werner Landgraf werner at
Sun May 11 19:48:24 CEST 2008

Name: SYS
Version: 0.22  -  Install DVD
Type: KDE Other Software
Depend: KDE 3.5.x
License: GPL
More Info:

 snapshots: [i]plenty applications, 3d effects[/i]



 [i]SYS is a Linux distribution easy to install
and to use for beginners but even so with plenty
applications for advanced users.[/i]
 Its previous name was Monkeynet Linux, however it
hadn't yet an install CD, only packages since
 [i]All principal packages[/i] - currently
inclusive linux 2.5.25 (kernel), glibc 2.7 , X
7.3, mesa 7.0.1, glibc 2.7 , compiz-fusion/emerald
current, gimp 2.5, OpenOffice 3.0-beta -   [i]are
build by meself[/i], alias with a long history for
using them on my server.   [i]Own basical 
packages rather than copied ones from other
distros are the clean and secure base of reliable
 [i]SYS contains an install-backup system that
permits to dump an existing installation to a
bootable/re-installable CD/DVD.[/i] This is very
easy to use for backups/clones of your own
personalized system, inclusive for making
sometimes releases and reinstall the cleaned-up
system when developed forwards. Either
additionally to reinstall the system or
exclusively, either after reinstalling or at the
first use, one also can install packages, copy
files, etc., what makes the system very flexible
and good maintainable. It also contains a tool to
compile programs from source-code and pack them.
 [i]This is not a live CD. The philosophy is
contrary: in the time a live CD needs to start, or
worse even to install, one can already have
installed a definitive system. Also , coming to
Linux should be more determined than 'trying' a
lot of times a live CD but continuing with the old
system installed.[/i] And the production of new
install DVDs by SYS  works immediately and don't
depend on special kernel modules or versions.
 [i]Once you put in the install CD and boot from
it, SYS Linux installs within 15-45 minutes and
asks nothing[/i] -- nor if one want it. It
comments out in lilo.conf other systems, but on
the desktop is visible a folder with it. Also,
wine is installed. Anyway the users can use their
files etc., like before.
 [i]SYS has a rescue system, which starts within
15 secs and which has good tools[/i], like mc,
ntfs-3g, testdisk/fotorecover, foremost, etc., to
do plenty things, including to access/save files
from a broken Windows system.
 [i]That's an ideal system for beginners, but also
for advanced users.[/i]
 [i]It's pretended as a long-term distro[/i],
because the compilations/packages of new program
versions and install DVDs I continue anyway for my
server and for my neighbours/friends.  

[i] SYS has an excellent update politics.[/i]  The
backup/install-system permits the immediate
creation of a install-DVD with corrections or
updates. Before any version, normally have some
-rc 's , and after, some -r 's for which are
published also corresponding service packages
which can be applied on an earlier installation.  

[i]Install DVDs and packages can be downloaded
from mirrors of good quality.[/i]  The download
links below are given to the folders, pls. take
always the most recent install DVD, or service
package for apply on an existing installation.
 [i]SYS also includes compiz-fusion and mesa, and
who has a graphic card for which exists an
open/mesa driver, can use the 3D desktop and start
it with compiz-manager[/i] (however one has to
substitute or configure xorg.conf in the folder
/etc/X11, depending on the graphic card).
 [i]Support Forum[/i]:, before:


 [i]The installation is EXTREMELY EASY -- nothing
to answer or to do -- only put the CD in the
drive, restart the computer, wait until the CD
comes out and remove it.[/i] Messages in Portugues
and German but abbreviated also in English. By
default, there is no root password after the
installation; for security you can set one by
#passwd root .
 [i]Before, please verify in BIOS/SETUP that your
DVD drive is selected as the 1st boot device[/i]
(typing DEL when the computer starts, and then
search under the BOOT item).
 [i]The installation needs appr. 4x the space of
the install .iso , currently 18 GB. This has to be
present -- either as unpartitioned space on the
disk, or as the empty part of any formatted
primary partition or the first logical partition
[/i] which then will be re-dimensioned (when you
have Windows installed, it is good to execute
chkdisk, before install SYS). [i]The installation
fails when there isn't enough empty space.[/i]  

[i] The installer finds automatically empty space
or create it by resizing half-full partitions. But
when you prefere to create empty space manually or
save files or do other work, then select at the
first question the 'rescue' system; later start
the installation[/i] either by typing ./init and
then selecting 'install' or by rebooting.
 When, by any reason, the installation fails, then
also start it in the rescue system, but at the
end, when   removing the DVD, press CTRL-C and
type 'logout' or 'exit', in order to come back to
the rescue system. There, please type 'mc' and
inspect the logfile , to find any problems, that
you can mail to the author or to the support
[i]Solutions for some problems which can occur
during the installation:[/i]
 · [i]Problems with burning the install .iso
after downloading.[/i] What's working is
#growisofs -overburn -Z
/dev/dvd=SYS_Linux-0.22.iso (instead of dvd you
can put hdb or the name of your DVD  burner)
 · [i]Problems reading the DVD: the installation
needs about one hour  without finishing.[/i] Burn
the DVD again, and when that won't help, use
another DVD burner/reader.   [i]When mounting the
.iso or the DVD manually, pls observe it is of
format udf [/i] , not iso9660 (see below)
 · [i]Defects on the hard disk. The system
installs, but doesn't work correct or nor starts,
reclaiming about missing files and that the file
system has errors.[/i] Beginners can simply
install it a 2nd time, affirming expressively to
do so at the advice that SYS is already installed;
that installation will be placed more at the end
of the hard disk, hopefully on a space without
problems. Advanced users can enter into rescue,
localize the defects with #badblocks, make behind
it 18 GB or more unpartitioned space, test it, and
repeat the installation. 
 · [i]The rescue system can be used
before/without/for making space of the hard-disc,
resize partitions, save files.[/i]  Also for
burning a DVD --  either by mounting the
downloaded .iso with #mount SYS_Linux-0.22.iso
/cdrom -t udf,ro,unhide and then go therein with
#cd /cdrom, or by downloading the rescue/backup
system, unpack it into a folder and then go there,
and after that type #chroot  and then #mount proc
/proc -t proc .

 Of almost all programs is contained the most
recent version.  Of some programs are included
development versions when reliable enough, but
also the last stable packages can be download from
2 mirrors.  

Our packages *mn.tgz (MonkeyNet Linux) and
*sys.tgz (SYS Linux) are compatible with Slackware
12.1 and with the most distros which use the .tgz

[b]You find the Install DVD in the download folder
as SYS_Linux-0.22.iso [/b]

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