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INSTALLATION OF LINUX Made by CAP01S Liu, Guifang 22 Nov. 2001 What is Linux? Linux is an operating system which was invented by Finnish computer programmer Linus Torvalds quickly became a serious rival to the MS Windows has split the technology world into two was freely distributed Hard Ware Requirements Any 80386, 80486, Pentium, Pentium II or higher ISA, EISA, VESA Local Bus, PCI Bus At least 4MB memory, for X-Windows, 64MB is better Any MFM, RLL, IDE or SCSI hard drives with at least 1GB space ATAPI, SCSI, IDE CD-ROM drive MDA, Hercules, CGA, VGA or Super VGA video card and monitor Choosing a Linux distribution Linux distributions are available both via: 1. anonymous FTP 2. mail order on diskette, tape, and CD-ROM Getting prepared for installation collect any manuals you have on your hardware gather detailed information on your hardware configuration check your machine for configuration problems with supported hardware that could cause an un-recoverable lockup during Linux installation Installation Process Creating the boot and root floppies (This step is only needed if you can't boot from a CD-ROM) Repartitioning your DOS/Windows drives Creating partitions for Linux Booting the installation disk Installing software packages After package installations Booting Your New System boot Linux from the Alternatively, boot hard drive using LILO Linux from floppy After booting, login as root. FAQs Q1:Is it hard to kit out your PC with Linux? Answer: It depends on your technical background and your system. Side by side with other OS? Q2: Answer: It is possible, but complicated. Q3:Any tips for installation? Answer: Write down every change you’ve made during installation.
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