IN THIS CHAPTER
• Before You Begin the Installation
• Step-by-Step Installation
• Shutting Down
Not that long ago, the mere mention of installing Linux struck fear into the hearts of mortal men. Thanks to a campaign of fear, uncertainty, and doubt (commonly referred to as FUD), Linux garnered a reputation as something of an elitist operating system, only configurable by those in the know. Nowadays, it is a different story entirely, and Ubuntu is one of the easiest distros to install. In this chapter, we cover how to get started with the install disc, including booting into Ubuntu Live to test your system. Then we cover the actual installation of Ubuntu, looking at the various options available. The whole process is fairly pain-free under Ubuntu, as you are about to learn.
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