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  1. Linux Manual
  2. Installation & Internet
  3. About the Author
  4. Content
  5. Installation
  6. Choosing a Linux Distribution
  7. Partition types
  8. Fdisk
  9. Understanding Mount Point /mnt
  10. Linux File Structure
  11. Creating a boot disk
  12. Welcome to Linux Installation
  13. Installation mode
  14. Partitioning
  15. Creating partitions with Druid
  16. Creating partitions manually
  17. Formatting Partitions
  18. Individual packages selection
  19. The root account
  20. Network configuration
  21. The time zone
  22. Configuring Services
  23. Configuring X
  24. Installing Mandrake 9.1 & 9.2
  25. Installation Class
  26. The Drake X Partitioning
  27. Package Selection
  28. Configuring X
  29. The Internet
  30. Creating a new user
  31. Getting online
  32. Configuring the connection (Dial UP)
  33. High Speed Internet
  34. DSL Modems and Cable modems
  35. Connecting DSL as DHCP
  36. Setting up a Plain Cable Modem (DOCSIS)
  37. Connecting an ISDN
  38. Using Routers
  39. Login Protocols
  40. PPPoE
  41. WAN IP Address
  42. Commercial Configuration
  43. Troubleshooting

Installation mode

Installation ModeFig 1.9

This step is very important; it is the type or class of the installation. As you can see, you can upgrade from here. In our case, this is a fresh install

  • Select the Expert mode and click install.

Hard Drive detection

Your hard drive will be probed next.

SCSI InterfacesFig 1.10
  • Answer the question yes or no and click Ok.

Your mouse will be probed next.

DrakeX usually auto detects the mouse, generally a standard PS2. If it is detected leave it as default. If you have a serial mouse and it is not detected use a generic two-button mouse. But I highly recommend you use a PS2 mouse, buy one for just $5.00 (not expensive).

Next you will select your keyboard layout.

Again normally DrakeX selects the keyboard based on the language you have selected. However the keyboard may not match with your language. You may manually select the correct keyboard by clicking on the more button and scroll down the list until you find the correct keyboard.

Security preset

If you already have experience with Linux you can go ahead and set your security here. This is one of the nicest features of mandrake because just right after the installation it is ready to go. If you know what you are doing you may set up your security here. As you can see it has a drop down menu for the security level, it also has an option to email the administrator.
If this is your first time installing Linux, then wait until we get to security later in this book

Security presetFig. 1.11

For our installation we will leave it as standard.

  • Select standard and click Ok.