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Essential Linux® Administration: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners by Serge Palladino, Chuck Easttom

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Chapter 2. Installing Linux

In Chapter 1, “Introduction to Linux,” we explored the basics of Linux, including some fundamental operating system concepts. At this point, you should have a solid understanding of what Linux is, be able to identify the components of Linux, and know a little about some commonly used Linux desktops and a few distributions. In this chapter, we will be examining the process of installing Linux. Some readers may have done this process many times. If that is the case, you should feel free to skip this chapter. However, for those new to Linux or who simply have never installed Linux, this is a critical topic. Obviously, the performance of a given computer, particularly a server, is heavily influenced by how it was installed ...

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