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Get the box connectable:

From the terminal, do the following:
    select: eth0
    select: My network is wired
    select: Use DHCP to auto-detect my network settings
/etc/init.d/sshd start

Now you can ssh into the box from another workstation, and don't have to stare at a terminal for a couple of hours.  

From the console, ssh into the box and continue:

Getting Spec's of the Box:

The following commands give you a basic idea of how this box is powered:
livecd ~ # grep bogo /proc/cpuinfo
bogomips        : 5333.97
bogomips        : 5333.21
bogomips        : 5333.21
bogomips        : 5333.21
livecd ~ # hdparm -tT /dev/sda

 Timing cached reads:   19034 MB in  2.00 seconds = 9539.66 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads: 404 MB in  3.00 seconds = 134.64 MB/sec
livecd ~ # hdparm -tT /dev/sdb

 Timing cached reads:   18950 MB in  2.00 seconds = 9497.83 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads: 370 MB in  3.00 seconds = 123.14 MB/sec
livecd ~ # grep MemTotal /proc/meminfo
MemTotal:         902760 kB
livecd ~ #

Set up the drives:

I have three 1T drives, and one 250G drive.  I'm laying out them in the following method

And to do this I would do the following at the console:
fdisk /dev/sda
    n, p, 1, [enter], +64M          #boot
    n, p, 2, [enter], +49G          #root
    n, p, 3, [enter], [enter]       #home
    a, 1                            #set boot to bootable 

    w                               #write changes 
fdisk /dev/sdb
    n, p, 1, [enter], +4G           #swap
    n, p, 2, [enter], +100G         #log
    n, p, 3, [enter], +100G         #spare
    n, p, 4, [enter], [enter]       #backup
    t, 1, 82                        #set swap to swap
w                               #write changes