Taprobane GNU/Linux

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I installed Taprobane GNU/Linux 0.4.1 today. I doesn't contain a installer. So I had to do install it manually. But I think the manual installation is much easier than a installer ;-) These are the installations for manual installation by Anuradha Ratnaweera which I got from Taprobane mailing list.

- [optional] run qtparted and create a Linux partition and a swap
partition(s) if you don't have them. (Let's assume that you use
/dev/hda2 as the linux partition and /dev/hda3 as swap).

- Format the partitions
mkfs.reiserfs /dev/hda2
mkswap -v1 /dev/hda3

- Mount the partitions
mkdir /mnt/taprobane
mount /dev/hda2 /mnt/taprobane

(mount additional partitions if you want to, e.g.: an additional
/home partition.

- Copy everything in /gnu-linux/ to /mnt/taprobane/.

cd /gnu-linux/
cp -a * /mnt/taprobane/

- Edit /mnt/taprobane/etc/fstab and add the partition details

- Edit /mnt/taprobane/boot/grub/menu.lst

- Copy /mnt/taprobane/boot/grub/menu.lst to /boot/grub/

- Run grub and install the bootloader

grub
> root (hd0,1)
> setup (hd0)
> quit

- Edit /mnt/taprobane/etc/{passwd,shadow,group,gshadow} and change
"taprobane" to the username you like to use.

- Edit /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc and chnage these lines as necessary:

AutoLoginEnable=true
AutoLoginUser=taprobane

There is a bug in 0.4.0 which makes the xorg.conf file from being
created for the second time in an install. 0.4.1 should work without
a problem.

However, in 0.4.1, we remove /var/log/{syslog,messages,kern.log} in
order to avoid a large amount of log messages from being generated.
This is not necessary for hd installs. Removing /etc/init.d/rmlogs.sh
and link from /etc/rc2.d/S99rmlogs.sh should fix this.

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Disaster management system for Sri Lanka

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Several groups and organizations of the Sri Lankan ICT industry have got together to create a complete disaster management system for Sri Lanka. Now it's being used by almost all the related parties including government organizations and NGOs. The URL is at http://relief.cno.gov.lk.

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Asia Tsunami Death Toll Past 150,000

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More than 150,000 people across 11 countries are feared dead in the massive earthquakes and tsunamis that have ripped through the countries bordering the Indian Ocean, and the exact figure may never be known, the UN says.

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