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Red Hat Linux System Administration Handbook by Mark F. Komarinski, Cary Collett

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Chapter 2. Installation

Here we try to cover a few common installation types from servers to desktop systems, as well as some of the pitfalls that are encountered when dealing with very old, very obscure, or very new hardware.

Depending on your needs, desired setup, and hardware, installing Linux can be as easy as pie or more like taking a tiger by the tail. Anyone who has installed an operating system knows this is true for almost any OS, particularly on the x86 platform.

Red Hat has gone out of their way to provide a very clean, easy, and user-friendly installation. Recent releases include autodetection of some cards, allow for a LAN or Internet install, and provide for pre-configured default installations to let you get started quickly. Red Hat ...

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