A Fresh Install Walk-through
The following screen shots step through a fresh install of the OmniOSce operating system on a blank hard drive. To perform this install, one may use a bootable CD, USB drive, or PXE. Images for these formats are available at downloads.omniosce.org.
Booting from the install image
Upon booting from CD, USB or PXE, the OmniOSce installer displays several boot options. To install, one may let it time out and the install will continue.
Enter the number corresponding to the keyboard layout of your choice, and hit enter.
To continue the install, choose number one (1), and hit enter.
Select a disk that will hold the operating system, from a table of disks.
Enter either the drive number or drive label. The drive number is shown in the left hand column, and the label in the column “DISK”. If several drives are selected, they are mirrored for redundancy.
After selecting the disk(s), select zero (0) to continue the install.
Choose a name for the root pool, or simply hit enter to accept the default name, rpool.
Enter a hostname for the installed system, and hit enter
Choose a timezone, and hit enter
The installer will offer to confirm the current time in the chosen time zone. If the displayed time is correct, type 1 enter
The installer shows the progress of writing the operating system to the hard drive.
When finished writing the OS to the hard drive, the installer displays status information. Type enter to proceed.
To continue, and boot the installed OS, type 5 enter.
Progress loading kernel is shown briefly, before the splash screen.
The splash screen loading from the hard drive looks identical to that from the CD or USB drive. One can let it time out to proceed to boot the operating system.
Boot progress is displayed as a rolling count of the various components being loaded.
Log messages can make it difficult to see the login prompt.
Simply hit enter to get another login prompt.
The password for user “root” is blank. (note: ssh login by root using a password is disabled.)
Install is complete, and root is logged in.