= Basic configuration == Introduction After the installation of the packages, Frugalware setup will configure your new Frugalware system. If you installed the packages manually, then you'll have to perform those configuration steps manually. NOTE: If any problem occurs, there is a debug console on `tty4`, you can see that by pressing `Alt-F4`. You can switch back by hitting `Alt-F1`. == GRUB The first step is to install GRUB onto your hard disk. There are four options here: installing to the MBR, the root partition, a floppy or simply skipping. Installing to the MBR is the good choice if you want Frugalware to manage your computer's booting. The root is a good idea if you want to install GRUB into your root partition. In this case, GRUB will not modify your existing boot manager. Floppy is a good idea for example if you don't have any boot manager installed, but you want to leave your MBR unmodified. == Kernel modules After the installation of GRUB, the installer will configure your kernel modules. This means that an information dialog appears, but nothing more. == Accounts and passwords After module configuration, you should change the root password. This is very important as there is no default password. If you skip this step, anybody will be able to login as root. After this step, you can create a regular (also known as non-root) user. It's highly recommended to create one, and log in as a regular user. If a command should be run as root, you should use su or sudo under console, and `gksu` or `kdesu` under X. == Network After this, setup will configure your network settings. Setup simply runs the netconfig utility, which is described in the Networking section. == Timezone If network installation is done, we should configure the system's time. This means two actions. First, you should decide if the hardware (BIOS) clock is set to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). If yes, select yes here. If the hardware clock is set to the current local time (this is how most PCs are set up), say no here. If you are not sure what is this, you should answer no here. == Mouse The next step is to configure your mouse. The configuration will take effect on the console mouse services (gpm) and on the X server. The setting is done by xconfig later. == Graphical interface If you have installed an X server (by default xorg), the setup will run xconfig. For more information on xconfig, see the section Graphical interface (X11).