BlueQuartz 5100R Install kit howto with Fedora Core 1

11 Nov. 2004.
Yutaka Yasuda, Cobalt Users Group.
Makoto Oda, Cobalt Users Group.
Thanks for your translation help, John.
19 Jan. 2005 updated by Yasu. (URL move)

Stage::1 Building the reference environment

Building a Fedora Core 1 system for testing BlueQuartz.

Currently the BlueQuartz installation kit is based on a Fedora Core 1 minimised environment. Fundamentally, this BlueQuartz installation kit is intended for testing of the current development results.

Enevitably the testing environment will differ user by user, when users identify some issue or mulfunction, developers will do our best to help users who report the issues be recifying the problem, but it will take time. This feedback is vital as it is very difficult to identify something wrong in source code or user environment.

So that developers can concentrate on developing BlueQuartz code now, we want to fix the testing environment with this FC1 reference environment kit.

Getting ISO image of FC1 reference kit

Get BlueQuartz-5100R-reference-20040404.iso first.
(Please check the recent version. 20040404 version is about 311MB.)
URL has been moved to for newer version.
Then burn it to CD.

If you have FC1 CD-ROM set, we also provide a "Kick Start" file.

Installation FC1 reference kit

Boot by this CD-ROM on the target PC box.
(We recommend you make a dedicated PC box for testing BlueQuartz because this reference kit does not account about the dual booting.)

Fig.01 You will see the ordinary installation title on the screen, please type Enter key.
If you use text mode, do;
linux text ks=file:tmp/ks.cfg
In both cases, installation guide message will be shown in English.

Fig.02 Keyboad Selection
Choose your keyboard us101 or some other.

Fig.03 Disk Partitioning Setup
Please don't use automatic partitioning. Make following partitions by dogin "Manual partition with Disk Druid" in "Disk Partitioning Setup" menu.
 device     mount point   file type   size
---------  ------------  ----------  -------
/dev/hda1   /             ext3        2048M
/dev/hda2                 swap        2048M
/dev/hda3   /var          ext3        1024M
/dev/hda4                 (extend)    (the rest of all)
/dev/hda5   /home         ext3        (the rest of all)
(Please adjust the actual size of partitions for your disk size. If you want to make /boot, it is no problem. /home should be large because the almost data will be stored under /home.)

Fig.04 Warning
At the warning screen, select [OK].

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Fig.05 Patitioning
Put the cursor on /dev/hda.

Fig.06 Add Partition
Add / partition.

Fig.07 Add Partition
Add swap partition.

Fig.08 Add Partition
Add /var partition.

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Fig.09 Add Partition
Add /home partition.

Fig.10 Patitioning
When all the partitions are set up, select [OK] to continue.

Fig.11 Low memory
If you don't have much memory in the machine, you will get this warning. Select [OK] to continue.

Fig.12 Timezone
If the time in the BIOS is set to GMT, check the box. If your clock is set to local time, e.g. Japan standard time,leave the box unchecked. The BlueQuartz setup wizard will change this.

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Fig.13 Root Password
Set a root password. The BlueQuartz setup wizard will change this.

Fig.14 Pacage Installation
And then, it will start package installation process automatically. Network address will be set as There is no filrewall parameter, so please protect the machine in other ways while you are installing.

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Okay, you have done.

Please reboot the PC and check it will work correctly and accept your login. The PC box has no general user now, so you login as root through the console.

Stage::2 Installation of BlueQuartz

Getting BlueQuartz installation kit

Please get the recent BlueQuartz-5100R-200xxxxx.tar.gz from; (xxxxx part shows the day of the release. 20040620 version is about 14MB)
Then transfer it to your Fedora Core 1 environment. The installation process is very simple, just expand tar.gz file and do ./ script.

# tar xzf BlueQuartz-5100R-20040620.tar.gz
# cd BlueQuartz-5100R-20040620
# ./
[Phase 1 : checking installed RPMS...]

[http] is installed.
You will see the [Phase 5] sign. Some error message may appear in Phase 5 but it is unlikly to be serious
Finally, you will see;
Finish installation
Access with admin/admin
** Your root apssword is same as admin password. **
You have done. The installation is finished.

Stage::3 Setting up your BlueQuartz

Access to the IP address of the machine by HTTP browser. You will see the management interface.

username admin
password admin

And then, please follow the wizard menu to setup some parameters.

For more detail process of the configuration, see "BlueQuartz 5100R Setup Wizard, Step by Step.".
And see "gcc installation to BlueQuartz 5100R / FC1 Ref. Kit" too if you need it.

For Linux professionals;
"root" password will be synchronized when you change the password of "admin" user using the management UI.
Please change IP address of the site when you change the IP address of the server.

Your BlueQuartz box is available now.