PBM Installation Guide for Linspire 4.5

This installation guide will recommend step by step how to install Linspire 4.5

Before starting the installation, PBM must already be installed.  It is highly recommended that the latest version of PBM is used.  If you are not certain that you are running the latest version, please visit our webpage at http://www.sadevelopment.com and check the version listed in the support heading.

You will also need:

PBM Setup diskette or CD-ROM

Linspire 4.5 Installation CD-ROM

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Step 1:  Boot PBM and select Configure from the PBM Menu.  For first time PBM users, this can be done by either clicking the word Configure, or by pressing Alt+C (All yellow letters in the lower right menu of PBM indicate Alt+Key combinations).

Step 2:  Select Partitions from the Configure Menu.  Again, for first time PBM users, this can be done by clicking the word Partitions once to highlight it and then again to select it, or by using the down key to highlight it and pressing Enter to select it..

Step 3:  Select Create from the Partitions Menu.


Step 4:  If you do not see this prompt, skip to step 5.  This prompt occurs when you have more than one free space on your hard disk.  PBM needs to know which free space you want to use for the installation.  In this case I chose the second free space, but please choose the free space where you want to install the operating system.

Step 5:  Specify the amount of free space you want to use for the installation and select Accept.

Step 6:  Select Create Unformatted Partition.

Step 7:  Fill in the name you want for this OS, set the Type to 82h Linux by pressing space on the Type field and hitting page down and down until you get to 82h Linux, and then select Accept.

Step 8:  Type in yes and select Initialize.

Step 9:  Put your Linspire 4.5 CD in your CD-ROM and make sure your BIOS is configured to boot CD-ROM's, and select Restart.

Step 10:  Your system should reboot and boot the operating system CD, a screen like the one below should appear.  Press ENTER to continue the installation or wait for the installation to continue on its own.

Step 11:  Choose ADVANCED INSTALL when prompted for the installation method, and then click Next.

Step 12:  Select the partition that is called "Linux Swap", and then click Next.

Step 13:  Continue through the other options in setup until you come to the finish dialog.  Click OK.  Do not remove the Linspire CD yet as you will come to a screen that will prompt you to do it.  When you see that screen, remove the CD and press a key.

Step 14:  The system will reboot and say "Starting Linspire".  Login with the password you supplied during installation.  Once it loads up you should see the First Time Setup dialog.  Click I Agree to License and Finished.

Step 15:  Go to the Linspire Start Menu, Programs, Utilities, File Manager. 

Step 16:  Open the System Folder and click on the etc folder.  Find the lilo.conf and double click it to open it.

Step 17:  Change timeout=70 to timeout=75.

Step 18:  File, Save..

Step 19:  File, Quit.

Step 20:  Launch a console.

Step 21:  Run lilo.

Step 22:  Run chmod -x /sbin/jiffyboot.

Step 23:  Close the console, LinSpire Start Menu, Logout/QuickRestart, Insert PBM Setup Disk, and click Restart.

Step 24:  PBM Setup will start and indicate it is reactivating PBM.  Select Start PBM Now at the PBM Setup Menu.

Step 25:  Confirm changes by typing in yes and selecting Accept.

Step 26:  Boot the new operating system.

Step 27:  Operating system installation is complete!