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Beginners Guides: Linux Part 2: Installing a PC

Beginners Guides: Linux Part 2: Installing a PC - PCSTATS
Abstract: We'll look at SUSE Personal 9.1 and explore the process of installing Linux onto your hard drive as a full operating system.
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External Mfg. Website: PCSTATS Apr 18 2008   Mike Dowler  
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Downloading and Patching

The next step is to download updates and patches for the operating system. It's a good idea to do this. Hit 'ok' and choose a download location to continue.

Again, you might want to get a cup of coffee, as this could take a while. Be sure to check back every now and then, because you will be occasionally prompted for input during the patching process.

Finalizing the Installation

Once you hit the 'finish' button to complete the patching process, the SUSE 9.1 Personal installer will go about updating its files, then present you with another question.

Unless you are planning to be using your new Linux machine in a network with central authorization servers, choose the default 'stand-alone machine'. This means that all user passwords you create exist and apply to your machine only.

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Contents of Article: PCSTATS Beginners
 Pg 1.  Beginners Guides: Linux Part 2: Installing a PC
 Pg 2.  Booting and Partitioning
 Pg 3.  Viewing and modifying partition information
 Pg 4.  Customizing software packages
 Pg 5.  Network Configuration
 Pg 6.  — Downloading and Patching
 Pg 7.  Creating User Accounts
 Pg 8.  Part 2: Getting your Linux 'legs'
 Pg 9.  System administration with root password
 Pg 10.  Configuring the Desktop and Internet
 Pg 11.  Shared files and folders over a network
 Pg 12.  Customizing SUSE: Locating your options
 Pg 13.  Open Office and other Applications

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