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					How to Install your Linux
  Operating System

           Rich Seymour
         for CSWUG 2007
       Get the DVD.




First take the DVD and place it in the DVD drive.
           Now boot up.
Turn on the computer and let’s get
 started.
Did that work?
  Now to boot from the DVD
This would normally be easy, but the
 computer wants to boot from the hard
 drive first, so we have to go into the
 BIOS (Basic Input Output System)
 settings and change the boot order.
        Reboot and Setup
Now hit the reset button on the front of
 your computer (the small one)

Then quickly hit the delete key after the
 keyboard LEDs flash.
       BIOS CMOS utility..?
Ok, so now, just cursor key down to Advanced
 BIOS Features and hit enter.
Now go to Second Boot Device, hit enter and
 change it to CDROM
Then go to Third Boot Device & change it to
  Hard Disk
Hit Esc once, then “Save & Exit Setup” saying
  yes to save.
             First screen
This gives us the option to select different
  ways of installing our OS, or rescuing a
  broken installation.
Just hit enter and off we go.
         Welcome screen?




If you get this far we’re off to a great start.
  Language Selection




English, please, I’m monolingual.
Keyboard Configuration




     English… (next!)
 Installation Type: Custom




We’re going to customize our system.
Disk Partitioning




Automatically partition.
   Partitioning continued…




The defaults work here, the HD is empty
      Are you sure?




Now, please be sure, and hit Yes
         Disk Setup




Let me try to explain this jargon…
   Boot Loader Config




Remember how we couldn’t boot?
     Network Configuration




We have to set this manually based on seating
Firewall, usually, but not here




 We want the network here wide open
       Warning!




Like I said before, Proceed
    Additional Languages




Adding more will make this take a bit longer
              Time Zone




Whether or not you’re on PST yet…
 America/Los_Angeles
     Set the Root Password




Do this all lowercase: cswug07
 Now for some Customization




Select the following packages
More…
… no Games …
…
    … Compilers! …




Development tools are the most important thing here!
…
…
        This is just about it!




You can’t undo this, make sure you selected the
  right packages
Time to stretch.
Now we can reboot




Keep your fingers crossed
   Welcome!




Alright, we’ve got it!
              The GPL




The General Public License, seriously free.
Set the Date and Time
      Set up the Display




Click Configure, Generic LCD > 1280x1024
    Set the resolution




1280x1024 to max out the display
Give yourself a user

       cacs##
No speakers




   Next!
           Additional CDs




No, Next
That’s it.
   The most important thing!
To open a terminal
Click on the lower left ‘start menu’ and go
  to Applications > System Tools >
  Terminal
Can also add to the Panel menu for ease
  of use.
                 Thanks!


If that was your first time installing Linux,
   you did great!

				
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