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Really Linux: Some Common Beginner Linux Installation Issues

Mar 01, 2007, 09:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Rais)

[ Thanks to Mark Rais for this link. ]

"Let me begin by declaring that this is a basic summary for beginners. I do not try to clarify solutions where complex issues such as bad disks and the need for fsck exist. However, in the past few months as I've tried to help more people totally new to Linux switch over, it became obvious that there is a common theme of installation failures that need to be addressed.

"I've tried to give examples for specific flavours. But you will quickly find that problems occurring with one flavour also exist with another. I consider the ease of installation of Linux to be vital to its uptake, especially on the desktops, and hope this article helps at least one person avoid a potential installation pain and start using Linux productively..."

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