Chapter 1. Distributions and Key Components

The goal of this lab is to help you install the three operating systems that you will use during the remainder of the labs. Oracle Virtual Box should be installed on your system before you proceed. You will also need at least 8GB of RAM (4GB for your host operating system and 4GB for the virtual machine). Note that while you will be installing three Linux distributions, only one will be “active” (booted up) at any given point during these labs.

You will also need 36GB total hard drive space for the three distributions (two distributions will use 10GB of space each, and the other will use 16GB of space).

Lab 1.1 Installing CentOS

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