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Scenario 2: Graphical deployment using a gtk-based GUI

Graphical installation uses the ./install???.sh command without the --nui, --silent, or -y parameters. A gtk-based GUI enables you to install the PSP components.

NOTE: The LDU is designed to run on 1024 x 768 or higher screen resolutions. Running the LDU at 800 x 600 screen resolution might require hiding the user panel normally located at the bottom of the screen.

When the LDU graphical mode is launched, the main window appears.

LDU main window

Information provided on the main installation screen includes:

The Select Components to Install section includes five columns:

The Select Components to Install section of the main window enables you to view details about components, as well as configure components, and select components for installation.

To view the details for a component:

  1. Select the component from the menu.
  2. Right-click the component to view the component information menu.
  3. Select the Component Details option to see the details for the selected component, as shown in the following figure.

    Component Details

To configure a component that has optional configuration requirements:

  1. Select the component.
  2. Right-click the component to view the component information menu.
  3. Select the Configure Component option. The configuration screen for the selected component appears. For more information, see "Component configuration."

You can select or clear components for installation from the Selected Components to Install section by:

After the components to be added or removed have been selected, right-click the selected component to view the component information menu, and select Install Component or Do Not Install Component.

The Installation Options section of the main window enables you to set force or reboot options for component installation. The options include:

At the bottom of the LDU main screen are two buttons labeled Install and Exit.

NOTE: On some 800 x 600 display resolutions, the Install and Exit buttons might be hidden beneath the user panel. To view the Install and Exit buttons, hide the user panel or collapse it to one side of the screen.

After you select Install, the Installation in Progress appears. This screen contains an Abort button to terminate the installation, if necessary.

NOTE: The Abort button leaves the installation at its current point. No cleanup or removal of components is attempted. If the installation of a component is in progress, it completes its current command and then terminates. If the command does not complete in approximately 45 seconds, the current command is canceled and the LDU terminates.

Installation in Progress

The Installation in Progress screen has four columns:

The pane at the bottom of the screen displays a log of the current progress of the installation.

NOTE: Full installation of the Linux PSP can take up to 30 minutes, depending on the operations being performed. Operations such as compiling drivers, removing previous RPMs, and so on are processor- and I/O-intensive operations that take time to complete.

After the installation is finished, a window appears that indicates the installation is complete. To display the Installation Status Screen, click OK.

Installation Status Screen

The Status column shows the final installation status of the components selected for installation. The icons are defined as follows:

If a component installation fails, use the installation log in the lower portion of the Installation Status Screen to determine why. To view the portion of the log file that corresponds to a particular failed component, select the component in the upper window. The log file in the lower window displays the appropriate portion of the log.

If certain prerequisites are not met, a component is shown as "not required." For example, a driver only installs if the PCI device that the driver supports is present in the server. If the version of a component is the same as or older than what has been previously installed or if you chose not to install a particular component, a component is also shown as "not required."

After viewing the Installation Status Screen, click the Return to Main Menu button to return to the LDU main menu. It might take several seconds to update the main menu screen with the results of the previous installation. After this occurs, you can choose to install another component or exit the LDU.