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INSTALLATION OF LINUX

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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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