Typhon Installation

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In principle the Typhon does not need high-end hardware as it runs very economically on existing or new hardware. Off course the hardware specs is fully dependant on the number of users, groups, email aliases, fileserver usage, webserver usage…..

Typical minimum specs for small offices:
Minimum a Pentium III
2 NIC cards
256 MB memory
Bootable CD
Hard Disk of minimum 5GB

Typical minimum specs for schools:
Minimum a Pentium III or 4
2 NIC cards
512 MB memory (or higher in case of large user base)
Bootable CD
Hard Disk of minimum 40GB

Please contact your reseller on your specific question with regards to hardware specs.


Question:
Answer: Download the zip file onto your PC. Use an ISO burner program (e.g. www.nero.com) in order to burn an ISO. After burning the CD, check the content of it. Make sure that there are several folders, Linux files and other files.
Make sure that you use a CD-R to burn your ISO on as older CD-ROM drives can only support this format. For instance older CD-ROM drives do not support CD-R Rewritable as bootable CD.

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The installation procedure of the Typhon software focusses on efficiency and effectiveness. Therefore we try to minimize user intervention during the installation procedure. If you're performing a clean install of the software, the installation will take around 20-30 minutes depending on the hardware platform. If you're performing a full system restore from tape, the time needed is highly depended of the speed of the tape device.


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You can connect a keyboard and screen to your server, but is not required. the installation is fully automatic and the configuration is being done via a client PC webbrowser.


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Yes, with the Typhon it is very easy to set-up your wireless network. You need to connect your Typhon server onto the modem on the WAN side. On the intranet side, LAN side, you can put a wireless router. The Typhon will distribute the IP addresses via the wireless router to all the wireless client PC's. However, the Typhon server does not support wireless network cards in the server.


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As soon as you can ping the Typhon server on 192.168.0.100, the installation is being finished. Alternatively surf to https://192.168.0.100 , if this is successful, you have successfully finished the installation procedure.


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During the first steps of an installation, you will hear 5 beeps at a 3 seconds interval. During this timeframe you can either remove the CDROM or just power off the system. This will prevent the system from being reinstalled. Once the installation procedure continues, there is no way back. At that moment, the system will be automatically be reinstalled (this is purely a software reinstallation, the server data files will not be erased).


Question:
During or after the Typhon installation, I cannot remove the CD-ROM ?
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When your system has booted from Typhon software CD-ROM, it is normal that you cannot retrieve the CD-ROM. This is always the case as during installation process as a bootable CD-Rom cannot be removed from its drive.
So after installation, it is recommended to reboot the server. During the very early stage of rebooting you can remove the CD-ROM. Please make sure that you act quickly enough, otherwise the Typhon server software will be booted again from CD-ROM.