I always prepare partitions before with Gparted. Use a liveCD that has it as application on ti to accomplish this.
Boot with the Voidlinux iso (downloadlink). The one I tried, 0.4 64bits, was only 180 MB.
Start installation with the command
sudo void-installerSet system keyboard (us is below at the botton). Set up Network: it will show that it works. Hostname, I choose: paulvoid. Set your locale: I always choose en_Gb although I am Dutch. Choose Timezone: in my case Europe/Amsterdam. Give your root password twice.
Set your bootloader to your hard drive;probably sda. I saw no possibility to install it in a specific partition of a hard drive. If you prefer to mount by default into a different partition, install grub again with "grub-install /dev/sda" (for instance) when you running in that favourite partition after you have finished this all.
I have already set up my partitions so I can skip that. Now I configure my flie systems to ext4 and swap, set my swap and root partition '"/" (Be careful: no space) and after all this configuration we can let the installation have its course. When done we reboot.
Post Installation Set up.
This is when we can decide how to fill in the basic Void installation.
We log in as root and with the root password given during installation.
First of all we do a system update with:
#xbps-install -SyuWe install nano for easy shell editing for those of us who don't like/know vi:
#xbps-install nano(Nano basic commands: Ctr+o write and type enter;Ctr+x to exit an do enter)
We check keyboard and location and hostname:
#nano /etc/rc.confIt shows Juan, Voids main dev is from Spain (Madrid). I had to correct that again. Create timezone link:
#ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Amsterdam /etc/localtime
We now add some basic programs:
#xbps-install xorg zip unzip p7zip alsa-utils gvfs udisks2 polkit-gnomeTime to create a user, my user name will be paul:
#useradd -m -g wheel -s /bin/bash paulGive our user password:
#passwd pauland give our new user password twice.
We already have us made part of the wheel group; now we can add new groups if necessary and ourselves to it. For example:
#groupadd networkmanagerI added myself to the groups audio,video, storage, optical. Adding me as user to a group like this:
#gpasswd -a paul audioTo check to which groups you as user belong do:
$ groups paul
Now it is time to tell runit to run some services:
#ln -s /etc/sc/dhcpcd /var/service/And
#ln -s /etc/sv/NetworkManager /var/service/Check active services:#cd /var/service and #ls
Now we are going to install our window manager and basic applications:
#xbps-install openbox dmenu xterm leafpad geany firefox volumeicon tint2 lxdm network-manager-applet nitrogen obconf lxappearance pcmanfm spacefm udevilSet up lxdm:
#nano /etc/lxdm/lxdm.confFor instance "autologin=paul" and "session=/usr/bin/openbox-session"
Now we are gonna work as user and reboot and login as user or open another terminal with ctrl+alt+f3.
We are going to copy the skeleton files for openbox:
$cp /etc/skel/.xinitrc ~Note that we are now acting as user and not as root.
And change # exec gnome-session to exec openbox-session with
$nano ~/.xinitrcCopy more skel files:
Put in /.config/openbox/autostart$ mkdir -p ~/.config/openbox $ cp -R /etc/xdg/openbox/* ~/.config/openbox
nitrogen --restore &
volumeicon -b &
If you get an error with dbus:
dbus-uuidgen > /var/lib/dbus/machine-idIf udevil is causing problems you might have to do:
#chmod -s /usr/bin/udevil
Another problem might be a missing polkit rule; see for more info
At last some additional applications:
#xbps-install smplayer vlc viewnior chromiumUse lxapperance and obconf to configure your Openbox set up.
Use geany to edit rc.xml and put the close down program in the menu.xml, both are in ./config/openbox/ (see previous post)
You will have to set up Nitrogen after you downloaded some nice wallpaper. You might like to install a new icon set for instance oxygen-icons. And so on.
Add more repositories for xbps packet manager:
# xbps-install void-repo-nonfree void-repo-multilib void-repo-multilib-nonfreeAfter that you can Install flashplugin:
If you want to see how xfce with Void is installed see this youtube video of Francois. I hope it works out well for you when you try. Success!