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Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition, 7th Edition by Wale Soyinka

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CHAPTER 2

Installing Linux in a Server Configuration

The remarkable improvement and polish in the installation tools (and procedures) are partly responsible for the mass adoption of Linux-based distributions. What once was a mildly frightening process many years ago has now become almost trivial. Even better, there are many ways to install the software: optical media (CD/DVD-ROMs), USB/Flash drives, network, and so on. Network installation options can be a wonderful help when you’re installing a large number of hosts. Another popular method of installing a Linux distribution is installing from what is known as a “Live CD,” which simply allows you to try the software before committing to installing it.

Most default configurations in which Linux ...

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