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Eleventh Hour Linux+ by Terrence V. Lillard, Chris Happel, Brian Barber, Graham Speake

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CHAPTER 1. Installing Linux
Exam objectives in this chapter
■ A Note about Hardware
■ Installing from Local Media
■ Installing across the Network
■ Laying out the Filesystem
■ Disk Types

Introduction

Initial operating system installation requires the understanding of important concepts including computer hardware, environment settings, partitions and network settings. Successful installations need good planning performed in advance.

A Note About Hardware

Linux is supported on many different hardware platforms because of its flexible architecture and the support of the open source community.
Fast Facts
The Linux hardware compatibility architecture is divided into four categories as follows:
■ Central processing unit (CPU) architectures supported continue ...

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