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.
- 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.
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
For our installation we will leave it as standard.
- Select standard and click Ok.