Installing a Linux Server

From massive mainframe systems to simple Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smart TVs, phones, and Tera-Core servers—if you can imagine it, it’s probably possible to get a Linux distribution on any given target platform or hardware of your choice. There are many ways to install the software too: via a USB/flash drive, optical media, 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 from what is known as “Live Media,” which simply allows you to try the software before committing to installing it.

For the purposes of this Linux server installation chapter, keep in mind that ...

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