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Linux with Operating System Concepts by Richard Fox

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Chapter 8

Installing Linux

This chapter’s learning objectives are

  • To understand the issues involved in operating system installation
  • To understand the components that make up the Linux-operating system
  • To understand the role of the kernel and the types of kernel design
  • To know how to install Linux (both CentOS and Ubuntu)
  • To understand what partitions are and how to establish them during installation
  • To understand the concept of virtual memory and the need for a swap partition
  • To understand the role of SELinux

8.1 Introduction

Most computers come with an operating system already installed. This is true of all Macintosh computers and most computers under the general umbrella of IBM PC compatibles (or “windows machines”). You might install a ...

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