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A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux (Versions 8.10 and 8.04), Second Edition by Mark G. Sobell

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2 Installation Overview

Installing Ubuntu Linux is the process of copying operating system files from a CD or DVD to hard drive(s) on a system and setting up configuration files so that Linux runs properly on the hardware. Several types of installations are possible, including fresh installations, upgrades from older releases of Ubuntu Linux, and dual-boot installations.

This chapter discusses the installation process in general: planning, partitioning the hard disk, obtaining the files for the installation, ...

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