[ILUG-BOM] First Question: "How do I install Linux?"

Easwar Hariharan meindian523 at gmail.com
Mon May 4 21:17:48 IST 2009

On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 10:48 AM, jtd <jtd at mtnl.net.in> wrote:
> On Sunday 03 May 2009, Roshan wrote:
>> List,
>> I am not trying to install any distro but my orientation towards being
>> newbie friendly just doesn't stop. Why? I receive quite a few emails
>> about "how do I install Linux?" in my inbox on a monthly basis.
>> Apparently, guides on the internet aren't /generic/ enough to answer
>> such a question. So, I thought of writing 'just-generic-enough'
>> tutorial on the wiki and have completed it. It is a wiki article, so
>> by no means, it may be termed 'complete'. In other words, your
>> comments / additions / deletions are welcome, provided you have an
>> account.
> Good try. However...
> Installations are distro specific.
> Partitioning an already partitioned disk is complex, especially for doze
> installer guys. Most dont even know the file system on the drive.
> In my experience more than 70% of doze disks do not have a logical partition.
> Make provisions for a fat32 partition so that data can be shared.
> Keep plugging at it. It will only improve.
> --
> Rgds
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