LINUX installation guide - LINUX INSTALLATION TUTORIAL...

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LINUX INSTALLATION TUTORIAL Minimum Requirements: To run feature rich Linux desktop distro like SuSe, you'll want roughly: - Celeron 300 Mhz / Pentium II 300 Mhz or faster - 128 MB of RAM, but you'll be significantly happier with 256 MB - At least 4 to 5 GB free space on the hard drive If your system can't meet those specs, you should use a distro specifically for older hardware such as "Damn Small Linux" or "Puppy Linux". These are harder to install, but perform like champs on the most meager of hardware configurations. Hardware: In advance, the following hardware will provide problems in Linux: - 3D acceleration on ATI Mobile graphics cards and new ATI graphics cards (ATI provides no working driver to achieve this). Linux will display on your monitor, but hang up playing 3D games. Good chipsets : Orinoco, Prism, Prism2, Hermes, Atheros, Atmel (aka at76c503a) Bad chipsets: Broadcomm (a BUTTLOAD of devices, especially integrated), Marvell, RaLink To find out which chipset you have. ... Google for your wireless device's manufact, model, and then the word chipset. Installation: To download OpenSuse Released Versions click on the link below: http://en.opensuse.org/Released_Version#Downloads Step 1) Choosing the right set of CDs - If you are using a 32-bit Macintosh (G4 and earlier), download the 5 PPC CDs (or DVD if you have a DVD burner). - If you are using a system that has an AMD Opteron or AMD Athlon 64 as the processor, download the 5 x86_64 CDs (or DVD if you have a DVD burner). - Everybody else get the 5 x86 CDs (or DVD if you have a DVD burner). Step 2) Download the ISO files - The CDs/DVD come as a file called an ISO . .. it's a bootable disc image. Download the files appropriate for your system as determined in step 1.
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Step 3 ) Burn the ISO files to disc IMPORTANT: DO NOT burn the ISO files to disc in "data format" -- it will make the resulting discs useless. You want to burn the files to disc in "Disc Image" format. Look for an option that says something like "Write Disc from Image" "Burn Disc Image". If you have a super lame CD/DVD burner that does not support this option, and you're using Windows, here is a free CD/DVD burner that supports this option: http://www.cdburnerxp.se/ Optional: If you want to see the Installer in action before you run it, check this link: http://madpenguin.org/images/reviews/suse101/siia/suseinstaller.html Step 4) Put in CD #1 and reboot. - DO NOT shut down Windows improperly (i.e. - press the power button). SuSe will
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