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How to Install Linux from ISO to Installed

Sep 09, 2010, 22:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

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"The first step of any journey is the hardest part. Clichéd, but true. The first step in using Linux is to install it, and for many folks that step is the most intimidating. It doesn't have to be — most Linux distributions are easy to install, if you know what to expect. Here's how to prep for an install and get on with the journey.

" Linux will run on almost any standard laptop or personal computer, and on quite a few less standard machines as well. For the purpose of this guide, I'm only going to cover standard x86/x86-64 hardware. If you have an older Mac with a PowerPC processor, or another type of machine, it's probably possible to install Linux — but it will take a bit more work and you'll have to be choosy about the distribution you choose.

"Pre-install Checklist

"First, you need to decide which Linux distribution am I going to run first? and get the ISO image for that distribution. What's an ISO image? This is slang for a type of file that contains a DVD or CD "image," that can be burned directly to blank CD or DVD media."

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