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Unformatted text preview: The Linux Installation HOWTO Eric Steven Raymond Thyrsus Enterprises esr@thyrsus.com Copyright © 2000 by Eric S. Raymond Revision History Revision 5.7 2002-07-06 Revised by: esr New translations. Revision 5.6 2002-01-04 Revised by: esr Minor corrections. Revision 5.6 2001-09-06 Revised by: esr Added a Translation section. Revision 5.5 2001-07-11 Revised by: esr PnP cards are no longer a problem. Revision 5.4 2001-06-14 Revised by: esr Added link to Post-installation HOWTO. Revision 5.3 2001-03-9 Revised by: esr Fixes for various links. Revision 5.2 2001-02-22 Revised by: esr LDP Styleguide markup fixes. Revision 5.1 2001-01-29 Revised by: esr Minor corrections for the post-2.1 world. Revision 5.0 2000-07-21 Revised by: esr First DocBook version. This document describes how to obtain and install Linux software. It is the first document which a new Linux user should read to get started. Table of Contents 1. Introduction.....................................................................................................................................................1 1.1. Purpose of this document..................................................................................................................1 1.2. Translations.......................................................................................................................................1 1.3. Other sources of information............................................................................................................1 1.4. New versions of this document.........................................................................................................2 1.5. Feedback and Corrections.................................................................................................................2 2. Recent Changes...............................................................................................................................................3 3. The Easiest Option: Buy, Don't Build...........................................................................................................4 4. Before You Begin............................................................................................................................................5 4.1. Hardware requirements.....................................................................................................................5 4.2. Space requirements and coexistence.................................................................................................6 4.3. Time requirements............................................................................................................................6 4.4. Choosing a Linux distribution..........................................................................................................6 5. Installation Overview......................................................................................................................................8Overview....
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