- In most case, all you need to do is set your computer to boot from the first installation CD, restart your computer, and follow the prompts.
- You also can customize Linux to your specifications.
- CentOS, Fedora, Redhat RHEL Linux installation program is known as Anaconda. A flexible program, which you can have separate boot disks, you also can install Linux on the network with FTP, NFS…
- Anaconda also provide mediacheck for integrity of Installation CD.
- Normally we need at least 256MB RAM for your computer.
- If you set Linux to log in by GUI default, you will see the firstboot process for the first time you restart your Linux box. It will ask you to choose date and time with NTP Server, search sound card, and register (if it’s Red Hat) to Redhat Network, and another software.
In our guide, we will concentrate to CentOS (Redhat), Fedora and Ubuntu Distribution.
I. Install Linux on a Stand-Alone System
1. Install CentOS 6.3
2. Install Fedora 17
3. Install Ubuntu 12
II. Install Linux over a Network
- We can install Linux from 3 types of network servers: NFS (Network File System), FTP (File Transfer Protocol), and WEB (HTTPD, Apache).
- We can use network as a central server for a new packages and programs after Linux is installed.
- Install Linux on Text Mode is faster than GUI interface.
- If you want to configure LVM (Logical Volume Management), you have to use GUI installation mode.
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