Adding a hard disk

Adding a new hard disk to your computer so that it can be used by Linux requires a combination of steps described in previous sections. The general steps are as follows 1. Install the hard disk hardware. 2. Identify the partitions on the new hard disk. 3. Create the file systems on the new hard disk. The easiest way to add a hard disk to Linux is to have the entire hard disk devoted to a single Linux partition. You can have multiple partitions of different sizes, however, and assign them each...

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(comments), 496 HOME directory, 414 (tilde), 142 3dfx video cards gaming, 280 AbiWord, 250-251 access points, 640 accessibility improvements, 96 acl (access control list), DNS and, 970 acorn disc file system, 430 ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface), 449 laptops, 451 Acronis OS Selector, 61 address book setup, 896-902 addresses, binding to specific, 852 adfs file system, 430 adjtime directory, 414 administration commands, 413 configuration files, 413-418 file system management,...

Using Scanners Driven by SANE

Software for using a scanner with Linux is being driven by an effort called Scanner Access Now Easy (SANE). This effort hopes to standardize how device drivers for equipment such as scanners, digital still cameras, and digital video cameras are created, as well as help simplify the interfaces for applications that use those devices. SANE is now included with the Fedora and RHEL distributions. The sane-backends, sane-frontends, xsane, and xsane-gimp packages are all on the DVD that comes with...

Other Word Processors

There are many different word processors available from the Fedora software repository. Popular lightweight word processors such as AbiWord and KOffice (which is part of the KDE desktop) can now be easily installed with a single yum command from the Fedora repository. As for commercial offerings, there is StarOffice from Sun Microsystems and TextMaker. The StarOffice productivity suite (http www.sun.com staroffice) from Sun Microsystems, Inc. is a commercial product that runs on Linux, UNIX,...