Appendix B. Installation

A modern Linux installation is easy. I will go so far as to say that it is even easier than installing Windows. For the most part, you boot from your CD-ROM drive, click Next a few times, and you are running Linux. Okay, perhaps there is a bit more to it than that, but not much. Linux will, for the most part, auto-detect nearly all devices on your machine and automatically configure them optimally.

Getting Ready for Your Installation

If your machine has Windows already installed and you have documents, spreadsheets, pictures, or music files you wish to keep, now would be a good time to back those up, either on diskette or burned to a CD-ROM. Even if you plan on preserving your Windows installation for a dual-boot system, ...

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