More esoteric installations might be possible. Some Linux distributions support booting to an install via an Iomega Zip drive, via the Parallel Port Internet Protocol (PLIP), and even a null-modem cable supporting the Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP) or Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP). Browse to http://www.tldp.org/ and read Gilles Lamiral's PLIP Install HOWTO to see how to install Red Hat 7.0 using your PC's parallel port.
After booting and choosing to use either a graphical or text-based install interface, the installation procedure is nearly the same for each type of install. Chapter 3 walks you through a typical CD/DVDbased installation.
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