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Debian GNU/Linux: Guide to Installation and Usage

John Goerzen and Ossama Othman

(c) 1998, 1999 Software in the Public Interest, Inc.

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List of Figures List of Tables Acknowledgments Preface Guide Introduction What Is Debian? Who Creates Debian? A Multiuser, Multitasking Operating System What Is Free Software? About This Book How to Read This Book Conventions Getting Started Supported Hardware Memory and Disk Space Requirements Before You Start Information You Will Need Partitioning Your Hard Drive Background Planning Use of the System PC Disk Limitations Device Names in Linux Recommended Partitioning Scheme Partitioning Prior to Installation Debian Installation Steps Choosing Your Installation Media Installing from a CD ROM Booting from Floppies Booting the Installation System Step by Step Installation Select Color or Monochrome Display Debian GNU/Linux Installation Main Menu Configure the Keyboard Last Chance to Back Up! Partition a Hard Disk Initialize and Activate a Swap Partition Initialize a Linux Partition Mount a Previously Initialized Partition Install Operating System Kernel and Modules Configure PCMCIA Support Configure Device Driver Modules Configure the Network Install the Base System Configure the Base System Make Linux Bootable Directly from the Hard Disk Make a Boot Floppy The Moment of Truth Set the Root Password Create an Ordinary User Shadow Password Support Remove PCMCIA Select and Install Profiles Package Installation with dselect Introduction Once dselect Is Launched A Few Hints in Conclusion Glossary Logging In First Steps Command History and Editing the Command... Continue reading book >>

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