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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

Welcome to Linux Installation

The easiest way to start the installation is to boot directly from the CD; you'll then be presented with a startup screen similar to the one shown here.

Press "Enter" to start the installation, or press the "F1" key to display additional options, which may be used if you experience problems during the installation.

First Screen
Fig. 1.7 First screen –starting your installation

The F1 option can be used to select a (vgalo) low resolution installation mode &

  • Test installation mode
  • Linux for standard Graphical install at normal resolution
  • Expert graphical at normal resolution
  • Or use the CD to start a rescue mode (ideal for reloading Lilo)
  • Or pass Specific Kernel Options

The most useful option from F1 may be the: The reinstall of the Boot Loader.

Language Selection

Mandrake Linux Language SelectionFig. 1.8

The installation is very straightforward, choose your language and click ok. Click Accept on the License agreement, for the installation to proceed.