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Re: [trinity-users] tips on getting TDE to run smoothly

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:49:16 -0500
William Morder composed on 2018-02-19 12:53 (UTC-0800):

> Felix Miata wrote:

>> William Morder composed on 2018-02-19 10:53 (UTC-0800):

>> > Now that somebody gave me an old laptop (Sony Vaio), I can try to create
>> > a system that runs only TDE from the start. But then you must start out
>> > running everything from a shell, am I right? because you don't yet have
>> > TDE installed?

>> How hard is it to run one little script? e.g. Fedora:

>> #!/bin/sh
>> dnf install
>>$(rpm -E
>> %fedora).noarch.rpm
>>rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm rpm -Uvh
>>MS/noarch/trinity-repo-14.0.4-1.fc27.noarch.rpm dnf install trinity-tdebase
>> trinity-kcalc trinity-kmix trinity-ksnapshot trinity-tdm systemctl enable
>> tdm.service
>> reboot

> Not hard at all, if one knows the script. But I don't run Redhat, so I would 
> have to adapt it to Debian. 

I only bother with the script with Fedora because its dependence on rpmfusion is
much too complicated to remember. With any other distro, adding TDE from the
shell is just plain simple, essentially following the instrucions on

1:add the two repo lines to /etc/apt/sources.list with mc's internal editor
2:import the gpg key
3:apt update
4:apt install either tde-trinity to get everything, or a desired subset, such as
the five packages you see in my fedora script above.

> It seems to me that there are many more people out there who would like to run 
> a Linux system with TDE, but they cannot find this sort of information. This 
> is why I've started this thread. Maybe we can create some pages somewhere and 
> post this kind of information. 

For me, the wiki page above is quite sufficient, once the target distro
installation has been completed. The harder part is finding that page in the
first place. From
it's not obvious to me that



	Main page
	Recent changes

is how to eventually find it. The left column on that page needs to be wider so
that the link is not split over two lines when its font is forced to a legible size.

Probably could stand to include
a writeup or a link to another page that outlines how to do a minimal Debian
installation in preparation to add and run only TDE, unless there is one
somewhere already that I just haven't seen.

FWIW, this is how I create a "new" Debian installation:

title Install Debian via HTTP
    kernel (hd0,0)/debian/linux showopts vga=791 --- netcfg/get_hostname=myhost
netcfg/disable_dhcp=true tasks=standard base-installer/install-recommends=false
    initrd (hd0,0)/debian/initrd.gz

What that means is I have multiboot machines with Grub at the ready to load any
stanza I create. I prep the target / partition for a new installation, save the
appropriate installation kernel and initrd from a mirror, then let Grub start
the installation process. With Stretch I doubt it takes as much as 30 minutes to
be ready to initiate the TDE installation process.
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